Tuesday, 18 February 2014
It's Nearly Spring...
... and we have had the wettest most miserable winter ever, so to cheer things up a bit I have started an appliqué daffodil. This is the daffodil on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Quilt. The one I am doing now will be very similar, and so far I have done the two stems and have nearly finished the second of the three leaves.
I only have the right hand leaf to do, but this time it will not be gracefully drooping. Doing that curve took an inordinate length of time, persuading it into shape with gathering stitches, water and the iron. Despite taking photographs to record how I did it, I decided it was an experience that wasn't worth repeating. All I can really remember about the whole episode was getting a little too hot and cussy.
So now there is a daffodil in the making, which will be completed by St. David's Day. After that I have to decide whether it will be a wall hanging or the central panel of a quilt.
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