Monday, 30 August 2010

Last of the holidays


The last bank holiday weekend before Christmas and beautiful weather.  I worked on a Bee (a little bit) Japanese bee block yesterday- theme of "Wonky Town" and finished it this morning before 10.  I played with the fabrics first, what goes with what- they are pretty small pieces so I needed to be careful


 drew out a design, added some extra fabric


I use photo mount squares- double sided stickies to hold the paper whilst I rotary cut these out with seam allowances


I look at this point and have a few doubts- too late.  It stitched up OK, I added a bird although it looks like the house has two chimneys!  Hmm...


On the second block there will be a lot of veggie garden, a self sufficient house as there is lots of solid green left.  I like the house bit in the middle, unsure about the rest.  

I needed sea today.  We are less than 30mins from a lovely pebbly beach, even on bank holidays it is  quiet and the colours are very calming.


Can you spot a small dog's nose in this pic?

Despite the warmth, Lottie did not settle the whole time, she wants a constant game of fetch the stone- we throw one, she brings it or a completely different one back; repeat


You can see the crazed look in her eyes!

Enjoy the late summer sun x
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4 comments:

  1. wow, the block looks awesome!! you are so fast! i haven't even got my fabric yet and you are already half done! great job on this block, can't wait to see what you'll do with the veggie garden!

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  2. Oh my goodness! That is adorable! And I'm so glad to see how you did it. I never would have thought of the photo stickers, but that is a great idea and since they are acid free, they wouldn't damage the fabric at all.

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  3. the patchwork really looks very wonky! Very nice!^___^

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  4. The house is just too cute! Especially with the two girls standing by it!

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