Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Taking advantage of our love for Denyse Schmidt, Leona put together a fun Flickr swap using DS Quilts fabrics. Have you ever had a project that just wouldn't work? I had what I thought was a great idea, and it just would NOT go together and look like it did in my head. After several frustrating sewing sessions, I finally scrapped it and set about to do something different, and frankly, I think this idea was far superior to my first one. I really like how this one turned out. I hand quilted inside each of the circles and echo quilted the outside. It honestly turned out better than I imagined it. I hope my partner likes it.
The pattern was inspired by a quilt in the book BD#1 got me for Mother's Day. Timely, huh?
And I finished my "for real" mannequin pinnie. She is ready to fly off to her new home. I hope my partner likes her. As I was creating her, I decided that I really have a love-hate relationship with hot glue. I haven't used it in awhile - in fact, I had to buy a new glue gun because I have no idea where the old one ran off to - and if I don't use it again soon, it will be OK. The stuff goes everywhere except where you want it, and then cools too fast to stick your stuff together - except when it gets on your fingers. Hmmmpft. Anyway, she is finally finished.
Partners, here they come!