...there was a little girl called Sophie. Well that's what No.4 insists she's called. She also thought I should write her name at the top of the quilt and hang it in her room! And the little girl called Sophie should have a face too.
Can you tell I'm having a whale of a time with this new-to-me free motion quilting stuff? My goodness it's fun drawing a picture and then seeing it come alive. So fun that I'm going to have to make some more mini quilts I think. I'm planning a Christmas one next. Not too sure who is going to get this quilt, or even if I will sell it. Who knows.
What I really love about this type of sewing, is that it's very random. You just make it up as you go along. No lines to follow, no rules. Just going for it. And when your little assistant bumps you once again, it's OK, bumps are character adding!
I thought you might like to see how I began this quilt. Cutting up tiny bits of fabric and suitable colours. Making little trees and window shutters. Ever wanted a white picket fence? Maybe one a little straighter than this one!!
The square background bits are now stitched on and the house is 'glued' into place. This stage is so much fun because it takes you right back to when you used to make paper collages at kindy. Completely fun and childish.
Oh and my favourite part, the binding, was a complete nightmare!! I had quite a few joins in the binding and would you believe I ended up with a join in three corners! Just the worst thing imaginable. So an unpicking we went. And now it's nicely hand stitched in place and looking nice and neat. I do love a bit of hand stitching.
I really should be making real sized quilts, but I do love to do something really fun sometimes. I am itching to get started on my doily quilt too. Oh so much to do and so little time! It seems to be a shame to be inside when the sun is blazing down too. But it's meant to be fun, we should remember that more often.
OK ladies, I must be off now. Places to go, people to see, school in particular where the big girls are having their athletics day. Hope they have a fun day today. Always something on! I hope you are all well and enjoying your creativity today.