donderdag 11 oktober 2012

a bit of a puzzle

So far I've finished the butterfly centerpiece.
It will be in the center
at one side of the b i g project

Ha, you can still see where the last section was sewn
to the bigger part :
the seams were not yet basted down ...

Here it is pinned down on the ikat fabric

I did the outline with a running stitch
in order to know where it belongs when I'm working
on the opposite side.
This side will have an ikat bórder, the other side will have an ikat cénter

( Mmmmmm the cats lóve it when there is something to play with

nothing much to do when they're chasing each other )

Now my puzzle is what sequense I should take
when stitching on the ikat parts ...

So I removed the butterflies.
They will be basted, or "glue-stitched", on some very thin fabric,
then I will add a thin batting layer,
and then I can start stitching on them.

In the meantime I will start with the stars around the moon on the other side

rainbow stars as you see
a star ... and ... a ghost star

Yesterday evening was our mandala group together :
the second time with the theme "earth"

And a little bit of one I'm working on for a gift

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Lovely, Els, just lovely. She is a real innovator, that Jude, isn't she?

  2. Cute butterfly gathered together. The border fabric looks very striking - Hugs Nat

  3. Rainbow stars, my favorite! But of course, your mandalas are always so much fun to see as well. xxoo, sus

  4. Such a beautiful ikat fabric....looooove it!

    Your butterflies are wonderful. I cant wait to see this all together (and I bet those kitties cant either)!

    Jacky xox

  5. I love these butterflies and I´m curious about how it will develop.

  6. Oh such beautiful stitch detail your quilt has. Love the stars!