Have you ever wondered where they get some of the names for the fabric lines? I am sure it can be found in an interview somewhere on the interweb, but it is much more fun to make up stories and ideas in one's head instead, I should think. I would share these fantastical stories I have made up for each line I play with, but I wouldn't want it to get back to the designers just in case there is something they might find offensive. It does however keep me secretly amused as I sew. [laughter]
|In progress, auditioning fabrics for joining strips|
My lovely husband was good enough to get my computer back up and running (Ie. plug it in) so I could get caught up on Downton Abbey; the keyboard sticks a little but I can survive as long as I have a mouse and a bit of Tissue! I have been attempting to watch while picking out the mess I made of a free-motion-quilting stitch I tried to do on this project. Leah Day I am not, but she assures her faithful followers that with practice and time (and perhaps a lot more practice) one might complete a new stitch she whips out as quick as a dream!
I decided to just wing it and go with a sort of doodle stitch that reminds me of 79.56% of my Public School Education. Nothing against Public School Teachers, by the way, I just owe my life to Librarians. It's just I was often sent off to the Library because I was reading Persuasion while Dick and Jane were running, so I learned early it is easier to just read the textbook and to doodle. And as usual, I digress. I have almost decided to keep this quilt for a wall hanging, but we shall see. My favorite Quilt is almost always the last I have completed or the one I just started!
I have one last focus this week, which is some labels for two quilts I made last year [see POST]. Since one of them was auctioned off I wanted to wait to make a tag once the Winner was chosen, but someone wanted to buy the twin so I have that one to do as well. I have been writing tags with a marker as I have seen by many of you out there, but if you go on Clover & Violet you will see tags/signature blocks of a different sort, one I really want to master--the art of embroidery.
|Need to clean chalk lines off and then attached to Quilt #2|
|Fingers got tired so this is where I am at for this Signature block|