First off tonight we say hello to Samm who is joining us here, she is one of the group members for The modern Round Robin swap... lists are out and addresses sent... SO EXCITING xx I have sent mine off today.(the button/thingy is on the side bar)
I posted a picture of my block a couple of days ago... then Michelle (our intrepid leader) let me know I am one of the lucky ones who gets to "play" twice... so here is my second block..
both went to the USA today...ALL I have to do now is wait and see what the first blocks for me to work on are like xx
NOW... for the story of one owl... this is MY owl
It was such fun to "dress" him we were given iron on wadding and muslin for the back. I layered up... and that's when the problems started.....
I turned my machine on and the bulb blew! should have stopped then... but I kept on......
The tread broke MANY time... should have stopped
The thread made a "nest" underneath... STOP? no I kept on!! Eventually I did give up.
To cut a long and boring story short...
I undid ALL the quilting, I threw out the fusible wadding, I found a light weight backing... then ,I put on a border, I FREE MOTION QUILTED... get me!.. with metallic thread
I appliqued letters
I NOW love this stroppy teenage owl.(back view)
I did not think I would ... but I do ...NOW!!