Sunday, January 27, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday

Only a quick one because its been quite warm and I'm seeking out somewhere cool for the evenin before the storm hits....
I didn't get much time to do much today but I did piece together the backing for the Happy Quilt. Mightily disappointed in my effort as the middle of the four quadrants didn't join up as nicely as I had hoped! Oh well. I'm really not in the mood to sit and unpick it - I just want it finished! Its been way too long. Plus, I'm putting off other projects because I wanted to finish this.
So, the backing is taped to the lounge room floor ready for the other two layers to go on so I can start pinning after dinner while I watch the cricket. Hopefully the Aussies can get this one in the sick of their recent batting. Sorry, that's a story for another day.
My plans for quilting this one have changed a few times. First up I was going to ditch stitch using navy. But that's taking the easy option so then I decided to mix it up a bit and echo quilt around the charm squares using the navy. Loads of straight lines which I like. They would really stand out against the bright blue sashing. I then changed from navy to a rainbow thread (Great Barrier Reef by Luana Rubin). Now I'm having second thoughts because I don't know how its going to turn out against the navy and I really don't want to bugger it up - I hate unpicking!! I would like to try and use some of the decorative stitches on Clarry but I'm really nervous! Hopefully I can sleep on it and talk myself into it.....

Tomorrow should be a cooler day so I'm hoping to do a quick run through and tidy the house, help hubby move machinery and get stuck into some more sewing because at this stage Friday is going to be a no go for sewing as I've been roped into "escorting" a tractor along the highway then co-piloting while we check a few sheep.
Keep watching for a Fantastic Finished Friday post in the near future.

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