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Monday, June 21, 2010

I know I should be resting... and mostly I have been...but there is SO much I want to do!! Unfortunately the mind does not stop and rest too.
So here is what I have been sneaking to quietly do.

AND this is what happened!!


 YES - one big BOO-boo!

I slowly sat - not good...and unpicked the fabric! - not the stitches.
As you can imagine - it took a while.
One very good lesson to learn...This is the small quilt which I had hand basted..it worked well BUT
I forgot to pin the sides.
With lots of rest between times.


details of center...I really should have been good ...but ... then I discovered some of the micro stippling had not been done at this stage...


All the quilting is done...
 I was hoping to finish this - may make a cushion...and put yellow cording round the edge...but for the moment it will remain a UFO

I took these photos a few days ago...and have been working on the post when I could.

I learnt lots of lessons for this...make your border a lot larger than you intend...I ran out of room with the feathers...and will lose some of them when I put the cushion together.


That's it from me for now...and thats its for me at the machine...
Its back to rest...I was bad!

I am looking at everyones posts at times when I can ... but not for long, so please forgive me if I dont reply to you all...
I will if I can.
Of course I was trying to do some other small things too...but NO...not now.

Andrea and I are planning an adventure for the school holidays in a couple of weeks - and it involves some driving...and after sitting for 4 hours or more at work today...
things are most uncomfortable again and I am back to try harder to keep where I should be.

I really do miss being here.
AND I am missing my One Flower Wednesdays too!!


19 comments:

Wendy said...

Miss you! Just concentrate on getting better!!!

Jackie said...

It turned out gorgeous, even with your little set back! Looking forward to seeing you again on a regular basis, just concentrate on getting well.

Sandy said...

You have been very bad, and very GOOD! The quilting is lovely, so detailed, even with the "mishap"- thinking of you, Sandy in MD

Emma said...

Oh, no! I've done that too, but not with quite so much quilting to unpick around! Like you, I unpicked the fabric rather than the quilting.

Crispy said...

Uh Oh, I've done that very often when appliqueing. The piece is beautiful, but take better care of yourself!! How about hand quilting a piece while you are resting?

Crispy

Deanna said...

That surely is a beautiful boo-boo. Don't feel bad about resting. We'll still be here when you get back.

Mitt lille rosa syrom said...

I think your work looks wonderful, and I feel for you now that you are in pain. I hope ypu feel better soon!
Best wishes from Berit in Norway

Heather said...

WOW! Gorgeous work! The oopsy part sucks of course, but the rest of is is so amazing I've already forgotten what the oopsy was! :o)
Heather

Cathi said...

Gorgeous work. Hope you feel better soon!

Rena said...

Your quilting is so great , Joan
but this unfortunately is really very annoying :-(

I wish you a good time and a nice trip with Andrea , enjoy

Rena

Julia said...

Oh, it's just beautiful Joan..
take time to get better Joan, or you'll be laid up even longer than you'd like..
The school holidays will be a nice time to relax..
Julia ♥

Joanne said...

WOW!! Your FMQ is outstanding!
Too bad about the little mishap - I felt for you when I saw that.

Melissa said...

Oh, Joan! I have caught my backing up like that too, though now with such lovely small stitches! You get more done when you aren't really up to it than I could do in a week of feeling good! Slow down. I know you want to play with the quilts, but the good thing about fabric is it doesn't spoil and it will wait.

Ivory Spring said...

Jaon - this is absolutely beautiful - I am sorry about the fabric boo boo. I have done it before too!!

What Comes Next? said...

oh what a shame! The quilting is just gorgeous, glad you didn't have to unpick it, but unpicking the fabric! yowser! Take care of yourself - we miss you!

yvonne said...

Wauwwwwww wat een mooi quilt werk ... groetjes yvonne

Sandra Henderson said...

This is so beautiful! and I adore your drawings. Oh how terrible I feel for not checking in on you sooner! No need to reply or anything, just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. XO

Vivian said...

Oh, I did the exact same thing on my last quilt. Luckily, my quilting was not as close together as yours. It turned out really pretty.

Tilde said...

Your quilting looks spectacular ! Congratulations on being such an accomplished machine-quilter. Wish it was me :-)