Slow Summer Making

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011

You can tell it's the summertime and I have other things taking up my quilting time - like sunny days at beaches! {and working. . .}

I am still making, just slowly.
This is where my Joyful Girl ended up for a few days, with one side border and a 'rooftop'.

As she sat and stared at me and I had time to think outside {and outside of time constraints or any real expectations of what this quilt will look like when it's done}, I had a flash of inspiration. In the shower.
Maybe it was a 'splash' of inspiration!

And this is what I worked out a bit last night.

The stem is a piece of leftover bias from making a Block Lotto basket block last year. I loved those baskets!

I have a little pile of blue scraps picked out for the leaves. Now to figure out what size and how many leaves to put on. I have a plan for the petals as well. But we'll see what happens when I get back to it again. After it's simmered a bit!

I know I've been a pretty negligent leader when it's comes to the Makealong. All I can say is that when I was planning it, I had lots of time!

I don't have many links to BEADING Resources, but I do plan on using some. If you have one, please feel free to leave a link in the comments.

My girl will be wearing some pretty shoes. I am planning to use this beading tutorial by Jackie to get me started.

And it will be buttons or these colourful sequins as exclamation and "i" dots.

This is a fun idea that I won't be trying out on this quilt! I think the plastic bobbins that I have never figured out how to use would make some really neat 3 dimensional art on a quilt. You could stitch different colours through it or even add beads. I think this one makes a neat robot head!

Well, that catches me up on one of my Makealong projects. I'll post in a couple of days photos of another one that is almost complete - and it's a surprise!

It's not to late to join in the Makealong fun.
You can click on the picture of my Joyful Girl right up here ^ and catch up on the posts {or most of them!}
We even have a flickr pool where you can see how other Makers are progressing.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Janet August 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM  

You could cut the plastic bobbins in half if you didn't want the profile to be as big. Great idea!

Cathy August 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM  

Sarah, I love what you are doing with the Sunflower on your quilt. It is adorable. I'm going to work again on mine later today. Hope to post a picture tomorrow. Hugs

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