Thursday, April 26, 2012


April FMQAL at SewCal Gal

Pattern drawn on Tulle.
I was sure that Mick told me he bought a yard of this tulle.  Yes, ladies he took it and got it cut while I was shopping.  After I drew it, I realized I had the tulle doubled in the hoop.  Next time I'm turning on the light on my worktable. 

Picture 1
Some of my marks are still showing.  I guess the purple dried up from having it so long.  So I found a blue one called Marks B Gone.  This will be a good test to see if the marks really do disappear.

Picture 2
I tried to shade this picture  with the editor to help it show up. 
I couldn't figure out how to sew this all at once.  The outside of the little buds are sewn separately.

Here's the back.  If you click on it and make the picture bigger, you can see where I have little knots all over it.  Definitely need to take the time to pull the threads through and not go over one spot too much.  I'm not sure how good I could do on a big quilt.  I did take advantage of the size and turn the fabric around to make it easier to sew.

My stitches seem too small.  Guess that means I need to move faster.  I'm happy enough for a first try.


Barbara said...

Good job!

Jacquelin said...

¿Y quien no ha empezado con nudos? Aún cuando parece que todoempieza a ir sobre ruedas, de vez en cuando, ¡¡plaf!! nudos. ¡Buen trabajo!

Connie said...

Looks great Billie!

ANudge said...

I don't have any tulle so I'll have to think of another way to do this. Maybe freezer paper again. I get the concept and will keep in mind if I ever run across any tulle at the thrifty corner that sells fabric. I think you'd do just fine on a large quilt - just do one square at a time and then go back and stipple in between.

You're doing good!

Allie said...

I think you did great. I won't even try anymore, it's too frustrating to me! Your post about cooking made me laugh, I've retired from it too!

Joanna said...

I think you did really well. My stitches were too small too. Your sample looks very nice and could make a neat mugrug or something.