My stitchery swap piece (scroll right down on the link) was despatched safely at the Post Office yesterday - it has a long journey, I hope it arrives at its destination safely - it's very much a trust thing with the postal service isn't it?
Then I worked like a slave, finished the hand applique, stitched the trapunto wadding on the back of the leaves, worked the ridges down their centres and then really got into the swing of the machine quilting yesterday evening.
I'm really pleased with how the machine trapunto worked out on the 'paint blobs' - merrily transforming them into oak leaves :o) Not tried this technique before but it came out pretty well I think - I will use it again on my sister's quilt which has ivy leaves appliqued around the medallion centre (you have to go back to Thursday September 21st's posting for a picture of this one - can't believe it's that long since I blogged about it - it's been stuck in the cupboard with no attention since mind you).
Sarah said to me last night 'Why are you giving this little Autumn quilt away Mum - it's lovely!'
That's the nicest part of blogging - the sharing and passing on - which reminds me I still have three PIF gifts to crack on with - the applique centre part of each of them is done - now to get on with the piecing :o) Not forgetting my Secret Santa Swap gift too - always something to be getting on with.