I finished the piece I've been working on for the Wild About Flowers in the dolls division yesterday
the hollyhock dolls dancing on the top of a cut tree -- I can hear "Waltz of the Flowers" playing
I was really pleased with the end result of this project -- looks good
and it's completion means there are only 3 left on my "want to do" list for the fair --
and this would be one of them
I finished the embroidery on the first front last night
today I'll mark the other front and start on it
and the fabric for the lining of this is in the dryer as I type this
coming together nicely!
now if the quilt I'm trying to finish would play nice I'd be a lot happier
last Wednesday I finished the quilting and on Thursday and Friday I cut and stitched binding -- and on Saturday I took the binding off
this is the first piece I've tried to use a binding that is on the straight of the grain, and corners don't work the same way -- not to mention that I was trying to do a really wide binding
so yesterday new binding was begun --
so far so good
and the other projects I'm working on for the fair can't be shown here yet since I plan to use them as Christmas gifts too -- but let me say that if you thought doing quilting on the machine was less time consuming than doing it by hand, my response would be "forget it"
in order to give my fingers a break from the sewing, I've been working on this
when the knitting is done it gets felted then a zipper installed at the top
this will have a polka dot pattern in orange against the purple -- I love these colors together
and then it will be ready to go to the show I'm doing in November
today, being Monday, there is laundry to do, then back to working in the studio!