Sunday, May 10, 2009

Cats, birds and bunnies!

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers that I know (and even those wonderful Mums I don't know LOL) ...hope you have been spoiled :) Couldn't resist the picture of Duchess and her kittens from The's one of our favourite movies.

When "Plan A" for the Little Bluebirds quilt didn't work (the needleturn applique), I came very close to putting the project into the "too hard basket" aka UFO pile...that would be the normal thing for me to do. However, I worked through it, and went to "Plan B"....

...the Vliesofix and blanket stitch approach! This involved recutting my polka dots, adhering the new piece to the embroidery and working blanket stitch to hold it all in place.

Here's the close-up. It's probably not as nice as the needleturn method, but considering how messy mine looked, I think this was the better option! Now I am working on the second month (it's a Block Of The Month program) so stay tuned for an update ;)
I've scrapped too...

...I forgot to check with my MIL if it was ok to post her photo, so I've blanked it out just in case. This LO is very simple, but the bunnies are flocked and so darn cute and furry that I couldn't bear to cut them....sound familiar? Hahaha! The paper, ribbon and embellishments are all from Making Memories Flower Patch, and the alphas are MM Noteworthy. My Threading Water punch got quite a workout too!
Enjoy what's left of the weekend,
TTFN xxx


texmorg said...

Oh Pretty, I missed that paper. Hope you had a nice day and got spoilt. You so deserve it.
PS The block of the month looks fine, amazing stitching as per usual.

Jenni said...

I won't even pretend to know what needle turning is, but what you have done anyway looks stunning!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your Bluebirds block is gorgeous! Needleturn on scallops would be a very tricky - I think the blanket stitch technqiues looks great and it complements the stitchery.

Janelle Wind said...

I agree with the other girls, your Little Bluebirds looks wonderful with the blanket stitch applique. Please know that needleturn is something that takes quite a bit of practice so it is perfectly OK to use a method that works for you. I really love the look of it and I am SO pleased you didn't put it in the too hard basket. Well done! I can't wait to see part 2. Gorgeous work xx Janelle