Monday, January 16, 2012
Today - slow start - began with cleaning the bathrooms, cooking dry roast spicy chickpeas as a snack and taking my first 'proper' walk since my knee op, that was a little exhausting but then it was time to procrastinate by sorting out one box of my threads (I was looking for particular colours but never found the ones I wanted!) At least one box which started out looking like this then became... There are still several more boxes that should really be sorted but I am too tired to try. Then there was a little progress on the 'printed' quilt - there are now two piles of squares - one pile of over printed fabric and the other pile a heap of bonded black squares. The latest idea is to cut up the printed pieces, apply them to the black and then see what happens next ! The other 'practice' is a set of better practice ideas for Muse 4 - here I have cut some spare squares and will machine around them (zig zag) on one layer of cotton - the next set of samples shows squares which were frayed a little and stitched directly onto a quilt sandwich (top white, wadding and calico backing), the stitching is 1/4 in in from the edge and the final sample is also stitched straight onto the same quilt sandwich but this time the squares are frayed more and the stitching is right at the edge of the fray. So far I like this last sample but need thinking time, to see the zig zag sample and then to do some size calculating and how to apply the squares.