Friday, January 05, 2007

Let the applique begin!



Well I've made a start on my outer dark borders.

Yesterday morning before work I cut out the four long strips and made lots of bias tubing in a pale green fabric - I did think about doing the tubing in all random greens but decided that it would look just too contrived so plumped for the same fabric for the bias and then I'll do the rest of the applique scrappy.

Last night life just kept getting in the way of the stitching!

DD1 has started her first paid job working at the local swimming pool as a Swim Assistant helping in the water with all the little learners. She did 5 til 6.30 yesterday so needed the services of 'Mum's Taxis'. Also before she headed off for work I had to help her fill in all her accompanying forms.

Then once she'd returned from work and we'd had tea, DH and I headed off to the supermarket - why do my children perpetually insist on emptying the food cupboards? What do they think it's there for - to eat!!!

Of course Nigel and I always go on the most romantic outings - an evening run to the supermarket - we might not have much money but we do see life :o)

So as a result of all this I didn't actually start to stitch until around 9pm and managed one long vine, a flower and two leaves which echo the heart shape again.

Hopefully tonight I'll get a good deal more done!

13 comments:

Helen said...

Lovely, lovely applique. Is it needle-turned?

Doodlebug Gail said...

That is going to look lovely Anne! How's the conservatory work coming along or shouldn't I be asking? LOL.

joyce said...

The borders are looking absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to see it all together.

quiltpixie said...

It'd take me a week to stitch that much! I think your idea to use the same green for all the bias tubing makes sense -- with the rest of it scrappy you wont really "see" it, and you would if it were too many scraps... :-)

The Calico Cat said...

Nice! (I never would have thought dark background, light applique, but I am loving it!) You inspire me - now if I could only get to my own applique...

Pam said...

Handwork is so soothing to the soul. This will add such a nice touch to your quilt! Love the heart shaped leaves..how fun.

Libby said...

Just beautiful. It will be the perfect addition to the quilt.

Norma said...

I love how your quilt is coming along. These appliqued borders have just made this piece breathtaking!

Shelina said...

Your applique is really pretty. Looks really good, and I think you accomplished quite a lot for the limited time you had.
I think it is sweet when a couple goes grocery shopping together. It is the normal everyday things that define us, and doing it together really shows how much togetherness a couple has.

Screen Door said...

These borders will make the quilt. Great job.

Linda_J said...

What a lovely border for your quilt--going to finish it up quite nicely!

Sandra said...

You did heaps of applique in a short amount of time!

Lily said...

You are doing so well Anne - I love how you manage to use every spare minute doing something quilty!