This photo challenge is based on all things Textile and is organised by Wild Daffodil – link here
So I thought combine the challenge with some sewing of textiles.
One of my Gonna Does for this year involves trying to make a quilt for my oldest grandson H . He asked me to make him an Oxford United one. He had no idea what a big ask this was. No pattern, no instructions, just muggins here trying her best.
January I produced a tracing of the Ox which the club uses for its symbol. February I paniced. I determined that today I would move on a bit…..
Attach tracing and some bondaweb to fabric. Cut out neatly and attach to main fabric. Iron. Wonder why nothing is happening. Remember then that need to remove backing paper from bondwweb to get it to stick down when applying iron.
Remember how to do zigzag stitch on scary new sewing machine- yes I know it’s 7 years old but it still scares me every time. Wonder how on earth have stitched the sewing foot instead of fabric. Realise have wrong foot on machine. Change foot and stitch.
Figure out how to add facial markings.
Straight stitch for horns. Realise first version of eyes a mess. Unpick and hand embroider. Realise a sensible person that knew what they were doing would have added facial features before appliqueing onto main fabric.
Anyway quite pleased with today’s effort.
Need a lie down and a cup of tea now!
Next step add batting and backing fabric- a breeze………………….