Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Progress Note

Poor Warren's finger tips are raw & bleeding, & he's just a little over 1/2 done on his rock wall. He is going to take the next 2 days off to let the fingers scab over a bit.
My project is finished. I just have to turn it in to Gail, & she will mount it on felt & finish the sleeve. There was one block in this group that the woman used Hot Glue & something so sticky that I am POSITIVE it isn't supposed to be sewn through. I ruined 4 Topstitch (16/100) needles on her block alone, & my poor Bernina nearly choked on her block. It was glued layers of denim & flannel & at least 3 different kinds of glue. Argh..!

I also found a small hole that had probably been made when the lady was cutting away her stabilizer. It looked like she tried to fix it with some sort of fusible web, but nothing was behind it, & if the felt that Gail put under it is white, I figured it would show, so I put a white iron stabilizer behind it, then colored it green. The green was too green, & I couldn't gray it down enough, so..
I stuck a piece of black stabilizer on top of the white, then
did a little subtle thread play on top of the hole. It barely shows now.
On the blue blank, I put salmon, in 3-D.
I made them out of some of my wool.
I also found a spot for some of my polymer clay halibut that I made a few years ago.
It's all done, so now I'm taking it back to Gail!


Vicki W said...

You did a great job on the quilt! that was a ton of work. Warren's wall is going to be really nice.


Well done! I've only had to piece together other peoples work once and it was very difficult. I swear some folk didn't use a ruler and like you I found holes that needed to be dealt with. You've done a great job on mending the hole, and I hope your machine isn't poorly after it's exertions! It's looking good though. So's the wall btw. It looks great and I imagine is very practical.

Delighted Hands said...

It is so powerful to conquer such a project, isn't it?! (both the rocks and the quilt!)

Michelle said...

The quilt looks great - I love it!!

Gaia Quilter said...

It's so much fun to put group quilt blocks together! It turned out nice, I like your fish.