Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Must try harder

I haven't been very good at keeping up with blogging recently (neither mine nor anyone else's), and comments have been made. 'Lynda must be very busy with 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', as she hasn't posted on her blog much recently.' Too true. Must try harder. So this is what I've done over the past few days.

I have finally bordered, layered up and bound this scrappy hearts quilt which I started ages and ages ago. I have just quilted it in the ditch and then done a freely quilted heart inside each blue heart. It will be perfect for Linus.

Another Linus is this Dutchman's Puzzle quilt, made from just five blocks. The blocks were made at our monthly Knit and Stitch sessions and I just put them together. Putting blocks on point always makes for a great quilt. I have a bit of the binding to sew down, then it's finished.

Then today, I have been fiddling about with leaves for, yes, you guessed it, a certain production! I made the banner for the scenes in the town hall, and we have decided to have leafy bunting for the wood scenes. Lots of leaves have been cut out from various green fabrics, including these gorgeous ones from upholstery fabric. They'll look great under the lights.

However, as you can see, they curl alarmingly, and aren't very attractive on the reverse.

So, I decided it would be the work of minutes to pair them (wrong sides together) and just sew a few veins on them to stiffen them up.

Hey presto! Nice shiney leaves ready to go on the 18 metres of bottle green twill tape DS and I bought last week. Thankfully, someone else has volunteered to do that job, so I can get on with a bit more real sewing!


Contented Caroline said...

I received your hearts yesterday for my All Heart Appeal - thank you so much Lynda for taking the time to do those.

I am in love with that scrappy heart quilt - the blues look lovely and I have put it straight to the top of my 'to-make-for-myself-one-day-when-there-isn't-an-arm-length's-list-of-jobs-to-do' list. Love it. Good luck with your production of MND.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the blue hearts...someone is going to love that quilt.

Glad you found another volunteer for the sewing of the leaf bunting..sound tedious!