This is going to have to be a very quick post - blogger seems a bit on and off at the moment. I made this card yesterday - it is shamelessly similar to the lovely small quilt that Tonya put on her blog recently - thanks so much for the idea Tonya. I don't know why it's come up sideways and I hope you don't have to crane your necks too much to see it. The organisation where I work (and have worked, in a variety of roles for the past 15 years) is 'restructuring' which means they are throwing everyone's jobs up in the air and seeing where they land. Almost everyone is having to apply for jobs internally because in the 'new' structure all the jobs are different to what they are currently. Needless to say, this is not having a good effect on morale, my friend was a bit down on Wednesday so I made this to cheer her up.
This is what I learnt when I made it:
- Trim the edges off the top fabric BEFORE you sew on the buttons, Fiona. Buttons + acrylic ruler + rotary cutter = a bad combination
- You don't have to change the bobbin colour for the zig-zag stitches - if you just leave cream in the bottom and change the top colour the cream doesn't show - yippee - less messing around, more time to sew.
I'm still working on my pink and green square blocks but I'm waiting until I get them all done before I post a picture.