Wednesday, 16 January 2008

WiP Wednesday : 16-01-2008

Whoops!  Haven't done one of these for ages as I haven't really had that much to show.  Bit of a quilting blip in the Dordogne Quilter house over the last few weeks.

I've been plugging away at Lucky Day and have managed to get past the "always" which seemed to be causing a block.


This word has been my bête noir since I started piecing the quilt.  It was "always" where I ran out of material and it was "always" which caused the quilting problem in November.  However, I'm past it now and hopefully the jinx is lifted.

Can someone please please remind me that Coats & Clarke lovely varigated purple thread does not show up on this fabric just in case I try to use it again.  Neither do the marks for the fans.  I delved down into the depths of my sewing box and found some old tailor's chalk which, if licked and then I press really hard, shows up.  You can see it on the right.

As I type this, it is pouring with rain and is a horrible dark and miserable day.  Do you remember this back  in March 2007? The stream in the picture is back with avengence.  Nothing there yesterday - today a torrent.  If you don't hear from me for weeks it's because we've been washed away!



joyce said...

The quilt is looking wonderful! I get stalled on the letters M and W which are really the same letter as you probably know. They seem so hard to do. Sometimes I change words just to avoid them. Lol.

Angela said...

It sounds like this one has been a "challenge" the entire way through. It's lovey though -- and I'm sure the recipients will love it!

Tonya R said...

maybe this is a hint that it's time to start winging those fans without marking first. go ahead, it's easier than you think. oh, and woohoo, great progress.