Monday, 14 March 2011

Scissor Happy Sunday!

There is no point in trying to hide what I've been up to so hold on to your hats.....


Yes..... I really have cut away the borders of my first Vignette block and I was in sound mind when I did it. 

What past photo's of my block didn't show was that the Weaveline I ironed over the back of the Churn Dash blocks crinkled.... badly!    As if that wasn't enough it made all the pressed over seams show through on the front.  

I'd been kidding myself that if I ignored all the lumps and bumps they would miraculously disappear when I finished the stitchery.   But....it seems there is a limit to even my ability to pull the wool over my own eyes and eventually I reached the conclusion..... it had to go!!   So I grabbed my scissors and before I had time to change my mind.... go it went.

This is how it looks now..... notice I've done more stitching.


I'm not worried... honest.  I have a cunning plan!  I am going to unpick the red spot fabric from the stitcheries once I'm finished stitching then rebuild the block.   It's do-able.... I think!   Please don't tell me if you think it's not... it's really not nice to make a grown woman cry!

The weekend wasn't a total disaster because work on this went quite well.....


The last 4 downward sashes are not sewn in place yet.  Makes it look a bit wonky.  That's a job for tomorrow.  Mad Mac likes this as a piece of art.  He might have a point.  It certainly brightens up that end  of the room.

The borders are cut and ready to sew too.....


Did you happen to notice the sunlight pouring in my window this morning.  Licky Lou did.....


It's such a rare occurance lately how could she not grab the opportunity to sunbathe!    Strange that black cats are not actually black when the sun shines on them.  

Hey.....if you want to see something really bright...cheerful and lovely today.... pop over to Q's blog and check out the gorgeous pouch she made.  Bet it makes you want one!

Just had a phone call from Tilly to let me know she's about to jump into her car and head down here for a few days sewing.  I might actually get a photo of her sewing machine cover  to show you this time!  Maybe I'll let her loose on my blog and she can tell you all about it herself.

Do I trust her not to dish the dirt on me....... hummmmmmm!

Till next time....

Josie  X

6 comments:

Theresa said...

At first I thought you'd had a nasty accident :o Sometimes you've just got to take the bit between your teeth and do what has to be done though - very brave of you. I had to 'remove' my block with the bird on it - I'd done a poor job of positioning my name when I was tracing and it looked ridiculous. I left it for ages but it was glaring at me and in the end it just had to go! The quilt on your wall with the daisies is beautiful.

Noticed the My Town pic on your blog - I'm hoping to do that too although I shouldn't really add anymore projects to the pile!

Farmyard Crafts said...

ARGH! I nearly had a heart attack! Understand the reason for doing it. Better to do it now than be unhappy with the finished for ever! GOOD LUCK! Love your design wall... very bright and cheery!

Q said...

I adore that Nanny Sharons Picnic it looks so gorgeous, I may have to make that too!

Thanks for the mention of the pouch and definitely make one for yourself too!

I'm generally not an unpicker, I try to live with things, but like I said about practising my stitching, I think on something like Vignette, I would take things apart too if I wasn't happy with it. And hey you are still way (way) ahead of me :)

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love the look of your daisy quilt, very bright and beautiful. As for the Vignette quilt, I'm sure you'll catch up again in no time. Yes, we have a black (brown!) cat too.

Lynda said...

Of course it is doable! I'm sure with whatever idea you have it will make it lovely.

I love the daisy quilt.

Perri said...

Totally understand your decission to remove your blocks ... can understand that the the parlan behind them was bulky ... maybe the blocks don't need the parlan at all ... just a thought :-)
Happy stithcing, P