|stitch, stitch, stitch... lots of seed stitches done by hand|
I like the variety of cotton, silk, and rayon. I can't tell you how liberating it is to have any color I need at my fingertips. (Again... thanks to Margot & Jane!).
|detail of "On Floral Road"|
I've also been putting in hours and hours on my cousin's memory quilt. It's made completely out of shirts and pants. Nearly everything had to be interfaced with an iron (again - yay for air conditioning!). And then nearly 150 blocks for this big queen sized quilt are being trimmed perfectly to size before we decide on a layout & I can piece it.
|Arron's clothing on the way to becoming a quilt for his mother.|
It's a much bigger and more time consuming project than I had anticipated. I am used to pre-cut squares and speed-piecing. This is different. It took me three hours to trim half the squares. I can't image 'the olden days' when this was done with a pair of scissors. Then again... there didn't seem to be many perfectly intersecting seams back then. Half of the squares for this memory quilt are black or charcoal. I think this would look fabulous with big-stitch hand quilting... maybe that royal blue? That will really pull it all together I think.
One more thing... If you would like to stop by The Needle & Thread Network, another fine Canadian Blogger has been featured. Why not go have a read and leave her a hello!? : ) I'm linking to WIP wednesday there...
Have a great day!