Saturday, February 6, 2010
I said I was packing away my butterfly quilt but it hasn't happened yet. I had done nothing on the four triangles that border the centre piece. I thought it would be different to do the 4 triangles in beads only. I sat last night and this afternoon and worked on what I will call triangle #1. Have no idea which corner it will go in but for now it is #1. I did put a piece of black fabric in the centre of each piece and now I am glad I did. I had a pretty pink stone dragonfly and it went perfectly on there. I have 2 more pretty ones I have picked up at the flea markets so will be on the prowl for one more so each triangle will have one in the same place. I have an idea for the middle piece if I can find the right print. I would like to put a lady on there with wings that I would make. A very precious lady like a fairy or angel type. I am on the lookout for one. If anyone sees one that they think I might like please let me know where you see it and I will check it out. It will be the last thing made so I have plenty of time
I thought it was about time to show some stitching on here as I am supposed to be a crazy quilter. Lately it looks like I have just been a shopper for books and a flea market junkie. Of course the junkie will not stop and I am good until the next good book appears.
I have also copied the pattern on fabric for the punchneedle pillow that I am going to make. Something easy to work on while I am watching the Olympics. This is the pillow where I had the book, ordered the special threads and the complete pattern from somewhere and she sent me all the threads and said the pattern wasn't available. I was mad at first - thought it was bad business to do something like that - then cooled down and decided to just copy it myself from the book which I did yesterday afternoon. Copied it in 2 pages then put it together to make the complete pattern. I put a lamp under our glass kitchen table and had a light box of sorts. It took awhile but now I can do it and use the threads. Will post pics tomorrow of this.