Monday, October 25
Quilt a long (and already behind) and Challenge #3 the Chevron Stitch
Back in August (I think) a fun Quilt Along started on the Fat Quarterly Blog. I'm not sure why I didn't Quilt Along in the first place (probably because I already had two quilts in "progress") but when I saw the first quilts made from the (easy!) pattern of this Quilt Along I had to start my own quilt. I wanted a pink and orange quilt but somehow the prints and colours of the fabrics I had pulled from my stash didn't work well together so now it's more pink than orange with a yellow polka dot square. At first I thought I had made a mistake with the measurements but the blocks are supposed to be trimmed after they are assembled, so all is well. :) This will be a small version (lap quilt size) and for the backing I will use some of Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannels.
I have also been working on the Semi-Fantastic Mr.Fox from the cute Bird and Little Bird pattern. Mr. Fox is stuffed now (and I immediately ran out of poly fill) but he needs his limbs attached and eyes and a nose embroidered so he is still looking a bit....unfinished right now. I will show him when he's ready to present himself to world! The pattern is very easy to follow by the way and he would make the cutest Christmas present. He's a good size too, I think 15 inches or so.
Friday night I took on my Embroidery Stitch Challenge for this week. Usually I do not embroider much after dark but I have borrowed my mum's Daylight Lamp and it's awesome! I was surprised how different the light was from a 'normal' lamp. Now I want one for myself. :) This weeks challenge was the Chevron Stitch. It wasn't too challenging and I managed to get a pretty decent result after only one try. I guess it's a nice stitch to make a decorative border or something but I would be surprised if it would pop up in my embroideries often!