The heart template for the coloured squares on Happiness. The heart will be done in teal thread, and the squares will be outlined in white.
The finished Survival Kit. It holds quite a lot for such a small bag. The side pockets have Velcro dots to hold them closed, or they gape a bit when empty.
Here are today’s finishes: the Survival Kit bag, and the sandwiched and pinned Happiness. As you can see, I’ve decided on a heart motif to go in the centre of each square, in the teal thread. I’ll outline quilt each square as well, in white. As before, I’m going for big stitch quilting; I like the way it looks and it goes much faster than the other kind. Strangely enough, I think it’ll also be faster than machine quilting, since I can move the quilt around easily without having to roll and unroll and drape the thing over myself when I’m sewing.
I had a look at my To Do List today, and I’m quite pleased with my progress so far this year.
Tree of Life: Done
Car Quilt/Isfahan: Done
Happiness: Sandwiched, pinned, ready to quilt
Survival Kit: Done
Holiday Top: Done
Woolly Thing: More than half done
Still to go:
Happiness: To be quilted, ready to go
Amistad: To be started, ready to go (Tracey, are you reading this? No rush, my lovely, end of April is fine)
Broken Bottles: To be started, ready to go
Winter Quilt: To be started, ready to go
Steampunk: To be started, fabric to be purchased (watch out, Husband)
Teacosy: To be started
Egg Cosies: To be started
Scrap quilts for Claire and Mariella: Oh dear. That means I have to sort my scraps….
Irish Chain quilt: On the distant horizon
Fabric Baskets: Black & white, brown, neutrals and multicolour baskets still to be made. Fabric pulled.
Bulldogs Quilt for Carolyn’s husband: Whenever I can fit it in. Yeah, that’ll be right….
The more observant among you will have noticed that a few new items have slipped into the To Do list. What can I say? I can’t help myself, I love to make quilts, and the ideas keep coming. Meanwhile, I’m having to forcibly stop myself hauling a new project out and holding forth with the rotary cutter. There isn’t time to do anything much before we go away. Tomorrow I’ll have some progress to show on the Wedding Sampler. But for now, that’s the lot.
By the way, has anyone else noticed that WordPress have messed with the Add Media function? I can’t insert photos into the text halfway down anymore, the system insists on putting them at the top. If I’m missing a trick here, please enlighten me (not the world’s most techy quilter), because I liked the old system and this is annoying me seriously. Also, it’s much harder to edit a caption so that you decide the line breaks. I tried 4 times to edit a caption so the line breaks were nicer, and it just wouldn’t make the change. Grrrr….