That is the nice tidy couch in my sewing room. In my last post I was starting to look at doing some landscape quilts and delving further into my stash of fabrics these were uncovered.
I am now looking at fabrics in a different way. The fabrics have been divided up into blue sky, rippled water, trees, grass, sand, shells, mountains, sunsets, rocks, seaweed etc.
Cheryll reminded us that as this month is moving along it is time to move a WOOFA project forward to the finish line. While this project did not exist in reality it has been an idea in my mind for quite sometime. Progress so far - the scene has been drawn and cut out
And the fabrics chosen placed on each section. It was decided to keep it simple for my first effort and make the picture approx 11" x 9" plus borders using just 5 fabrics.
A lot of you-tube videos have been watched and there seems to be a few different ways of doing these quilts. I have decided on cutting the fabrics a bit bigger , turning under the top edge and ironing it down so that there are no raw edges shown rather than gluing down the fabrics or using fusible webbing. Just a personal preference. I will experiment and try the other methods next time.
My aim is to make a good start on this tomorrow as I am having a "craft day" with a friend via Facetime. We are starting around 10 am with a break for lunch and will continue on until afternoon tea. It is my friend's first "retreat" so I thought we would start off "gently" rather than throw her in for a full session of a few days.
While I have been toing and froing from the sewing room over the past few days our resident blue tongue lizard has been enjoying the lovely warm sunshine. He watches me watching him and we both keep our distance.
Back soon and in the meantime