Day by day quiet sewing is going on here. Choosing,placing,pinning and stitching. I am still totally in love with this appliqué quilting malarky.
The idea of making sets is totally the way to work for me. I have printed out the picture of the quilt. 2 copies. 1 is to remind me how it will look. Or should look! The other one is covered with spots,ticks,crosses and other encouraging signs.
Anyway the upside of all this is that the next set of five Monsters are ready for the Monster Mash Parade.
And my favourite is ...
I have tucked a small pad of the softest wadding inside each of these monsters. Just to add a little bit of definition to the quilt. I think a little hand might enjoy moving over the bumpy bodies.
Actually I think this one is pretty cute too!
So, yes, the upside. Set completed . The downside of all this choosing snippets of fabrics is the room I have commandeered for the quilting looks like a bomb has hit it. The views out the window are just as calming but the workspace NO!
At least with hooking its only small balls of yarn and a hook.
Still. I am not going to worry about it. Shut the door firmly when not in use is the answer.
My toe is continuing to make its way through the colourful bruising spectrum. And of course all this inactivity makes the wool ordering clocking finger open to temptation.
I have wanted for ages to use lovely yarns when making things. Perhaps following on this " slow crafting " journey. Make a little less but use a little more in the quality sense.
Black Sheep Wools have their clearance sale on at the moment and my morning coffee was made evn more special when the postie brought this parcel.
It is gorgeous. Soft,squishy and I am loving those pastel shades.
Who wants to resist temptation like this when there is no chance of going anywhere near the other January sales.