Monday, 15 February 2016

More Making and a Muck Up

A few other bits from the weekend: we had a go at thermofax screen printing

And a go at cheat Batik (using blue Elmer's school glue and watered acrylic paints). This is the result after machine washing, the bolder colours are definitely better

After Jackie left I made Lisa a document pouch

Using some very precious New York fabric

And then I got a text from a friend. She had already asked me to make an I-Spy quilt for a new great nephew that was due, and he has now arrived and his name is Ely. I did check with her as the two boys I know with that name spell it Eli. No, definitely Ely.
I embroidered the name and machine stitched the binding to the front. I then spent a lovely hour in Lisa's room, sitting comfortably and cosily hand sewing the binding on while listening to an audio book . . .
(Panoramic photo of Lisa's cosy room)

Then I went to take a photo of the finished quilt

Anyone know a baby called Eli who would like an I-Spy quilt?
I'm now making a quilt for Ely!!!! Luckily I had pre cut squares of all but two of the fabrics!


  1. I can vouch for how comfortable a room it is :-)

  2. Oh no! I can just picture the look on your face when you realized what had happened - I personally would have screeched a bit (if I were home alone, of course), then I probably would have stomped my feet :D Well - some Eli is going to get a very lovely eye spy quilt, and Ely will get one as well, just a bit later than originally planned!

  3. I always wondered how that elmers glue batik worked. I love Lisa's postcards next to the wall map - postcrossing? by chance? or just lovely friends?
    I'm pretty sure I would make a brand new quilt if I mucked up even though I know I could unpick that entire square and patch another in. It seems easier to start fresh.
    And now I want a panaramic bed. Awesome shape. lol

  4. not come across the elmer glue batik method before it has worked well. Interesting the photo of the bedroom do nat have a clue how you took it, presume you have an extra special camera. Shame re spelling but Eli seems to be popular at the moment so hopefully you will find a home for it, some great fabrics you have used

  5. You have been having fun Benta:) Names are often spelled strangely these days so the capacity for a slip up is huge!

  6. Oops! I would have just up picked the square! You are good making a whole new one.

  7. Such a bright an busy quilt, at least there will be lots of things to look at for both Eli and Ely :)

    I like that New York fabric.


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