Saturday, December 27, 2008

Lovely Time to...







Yes, the final letters of my banner got stitched and were hung up by 11.45pm on Christmas Eve.( they turned out well )



Lovely Time to be lazy; to read; play games of Scrabble while we eat meals at the big bench on bar stools; to start my next quilt! ( or if you are DH; tidy your shed; put a new work top on your work bench; do things? ( lots of hammering ) in your clean work space - I love it when he has a project on cause we have time out so I can sew or blog or walk or garden or read )

* NEW Project ( QUILT ).* Some time ago DH said he would like a quilt with a large jewelled bird ( taken from the cover of a Wilbur Smith Book called "The Seventh Scroll." ). I have never made him a quilt of his own..... I had collected suitable fabric at the merchants malls at the exhibitions I went to in 2008. The 3rd photo shows the 7 colours for the jewels, lying on a gold fabric which will be the background, then the whole big stylized bird will be put on a back ground - he wants black but we will see when the bird is finished how it looks.


So far I have enlarged the outline shape onto a paper pattern: drawn it lightly on the back of the fabric; ironed on "Appi-kay Wonder" to the back of an A4 size piece of each jewel fabric; and drawn and cut out some of the feather shapes for the wings.
( this is a teach yourself how to do this project! )( do you do these? ) ( good way to learn - I hope ) So far, so good.

7 comments:

Molly said...

My, Ali! That looks like a very ambitious project! I, too, love the days right after Christmas---eating leftovers, lazing around, reading....Disaster has been averted for a little while. M-i-l came home Christmas night, but very weak. We'll see. Good luck to you and DH for the coming year!

Guðrún said...

This will be a LOT of work but I am sure it will be beautiful. I look forward watching the progress. Do you have a few days off from the orchard jobs now?

Laurie from Rotorua said...

Wow what a project...good luck but it will be beautiful.
Enjoy the quiet period and the rain.

Do you know a L Stewart from Tauranga ? a fellow Kiwi Quilter has picked up a wallet belonging to her at Calico Christmas

I am going to Athernree in next week may be over New Year are you at home may be I could call and meet up email me. ljbreadmore@gmail.com

meggie said...

Hi Ali, I got distracted from the computer over the last few days! I am glad you had a pleasant Christmas. Love the look of this special quilt for you DH.
I felt homesick when I saw the Pohutukawa, also the Rimu, which is one of my favourite trees.

YankeeQuilter said...

I love how that bird is coming along! The colors are wonderful.

Helen said...

I love the fabrics you have chosen. Isn't it fun making it up as you go along? The lull between Christmas and New Year is a perfect time to be quilting.

Rose Marie said...

This looks very intriguing and complicated at the same time. You will have to keep us posted on this one as you go along! Happy sewing in 2009. :o)