I know it’s nearly the end of the month, and there’s no way I’ll be finished, but I AM making progress on my March Take It Further (TIF) project.
The half-yard I dyed yesterday for the backing turned out great. I was afraid I had put it in too large a container and it wouldn’t come out mottled, but it did.
I finished the piecing of the top this morning and the corners are still a little funky, but I think they’ll be ok. I’ve drafted and sewn them in twice and still didn’t get a perfect fit, but that’s probably because I’ve been hurrying more than I should for pattern drafting. What’s that? you say. We’re supposed to be paying attention to detail this month? Well, I will. Just in other places than the corners.
I picked up some nice purple 100% cotton hand quilting thread this morning, also, so I’m ready to baste and start quilting.
I have some ideas of how to “weave” the tessellation pattern in more with the quilting, so we’ll see how it goes. I MIGHT get the quilting done before the 31st, but I’m sure I won’t get the beading and embroidery completed by then. ‘Still thinking about how I want to add all those little details.
For anyone interested in hand-dyed fabrics Bunks’ Blog is a must-see. She came up with a “snow dyeing” technique that is fascinating and has produced some wonderful fabrics. (Here are more, or you can just scroll up from the first one or down a few from the current post.)
I wish I’d known about this when we still had snow. I don’t think I want to trek up to the higher elevations to haul some down at this point….but I might. Do you think John would want to take me up to find some? ‘Might be stretching it a bit. Although it would give him a chance to do some four-wheeling. Hmmmmm…………I wonder how long snow would keep in a bin in the back of the truck.