Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Last Journal Page finished

The December Journal Page for the Contemporary Quilt Group 2010 challenge is now complete.  Following the 'diary' theme of the other journal pages this one reflects the heavy snow we've had here in the North East.  I took this picture on the first day of the snow when we took Buster for his walk in the woods.  By the following day the snow was so deep it was impossible to get there.  Using Photoshop I cropped the photo and printed it onto fabric then threadpainted it in black and a sparkly white thread from Maderia one of the FS (diamond) threads.  When I'd finished it didn't quite catch the sparkle the frost had created on the snow so I painted it with a bit of glitter glue.  It doesn't show up in the photo.  I think I may have put a bit too much on but its too late now to alter.  Just got labels to put on all the quilts and I'm looking forward to next years challenge.

Bling card, lots of glitter on this one.  I thought I'd withdrawn from this swap as there were a lot of people in it, far too many for me to contemplating making cards for.  However, two turned up on my doorstep.  I am quite happy to swap with two ladies so this is my Bling swap.

I've been following one of the on-line projects from the Bernina site specifically written for my 830.  Its a fairly easy project but I've not used the endless function before so enjoyed making it.  The top is one of the designs on the machine, copied and flipped, the ribbon is multiple buttonholes made using the embroidery machine and the bottom a single motif multipied using the endless funtion.

Finally I've finished block six of Kate North's 'Stay at Home Round Robin"  We had to make two blocks for the lefthand side, one 3"x 9" and the other 4" x 3"  My quilt is at the moment not quite true to size and I think I may have to trim it before too long.

The vast majority of snow has now gone and its safe to walk the streets again.  Only problem is more is forecast for tomorrow.  If we get snowed in again then I might even get more sewing done.


Julie said...

Lovely busy post Annette. Congratulations on finishing your quilts, this one looks good. I always avoid buttonholes but you have shown me another use for them :) Your SHRR is coming on well. Ii can see me being a bit late this month with having Mum here.

Hope you don't get too much snow tomorrow. My DH and I are photographing a friend's wedding on Saturday and they've forecast heavy snow for here. Help!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

You have been busy! Love your snow page. Gorgous colours on your Stay at Home.

Dotti said...

Love your journal pages! Glad you put google follow up! I sometimes forget to check in, and I do like to follow your work! I have cut way back on trades too and work mainly on local guild projects and challenges!