Monday, July 26, 2010

one more for the fair

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!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Matisse should have seen your dancers first. I like yours better.