Deceptively simple, but arranging the colours took ages. I have decided to make some cradle quilts with 100 squares and piece the tops with my 100 year old Singer 99K to celebrate its centenary. I have had to put images of 100 year old babies out of my mind and content myself with the fact that a baby could celebrate 100 days at a little over three months.
I have had these lovely pinks and greens for a while and have been waiting for the right project to use them.
The pink binding with the neutral shaded roses works really well...
...especially on the back with the rabbits.
Meanwhile, on the experimental front...
... look, no frills! Not much progress since last week, but enough to know that trying thermal curtain lining for landscapes was indeed a good idea.
Not that I am in the landscape frame of mind. The weather has been such rubbish that I was considering doing a study in grey, but today I thought I would have a go at an industrial scene, complete with jerry-built chimneys. Definitely a sketch and not the real thing.
The post in Week 77 that really caught my eye was Maartje's experiments with thread, especially this feather quilted in metallic thread. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more photos.
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