Saturday, May 02, 2009

April's projects

I told you I had a few things to finish off this month.....

Firstly, I finally had a chance to add the binding to the mystery Mayhem quilt top I made in January.

Secondly, I made a strip pieced QAYG quilt to donate to the bushfire collection. Marilyn at Patchwork Teahouse in Warburton helped me out with the lovely purple sashing fabric, which Steven and I thought added more interest to the end result - what do you think? I am trying to finish off a different quilt to donate also, and then if I can manage it, I want to do another strip pieced one using black as the sashing and binding, suitable for a male. Hopefully next month!
Next is a little Easter gift for my lovely stitcher friend Karen.......
I hand painted the pink sections on the butterflies before I stitched them. The fabric on the bottom is a lovely Lakehouse butterfly fabric, so she can use it either way. (How is it working out, Karen??)

Now, for the ATC's I made this month.....

These "Friendship Fans" ATC's are needleturned and then accents are stitched with gold thread.

The three "April Showers" ATC's are made with my hand dyed fabric. They are buttonhole stitched, then the black accents are stitched. Special glitter I use on my cards has been added to give a flower centre and to signify the raindrops. I enjoyed sitting down and creating them.

The last set of ATC' s was the nine I made for the Haiku swap. You may recognise the photo I used on the front?? I printed them onto fabric, machine stitched some of the branches and added some dew drop with the glitter in the places they actually occured when the original photo was taken.

That's enough for now - the challenge is certainly inspiring me to complete something each month - I am amazing myself how much I am actually able to achieve in the limited time I have available. How have you progressed this month?