Look ma, no hoop!

Do you like the toile I used for the backing fabric? I was going to use some as applique on the front of the quilt as well but I decided to stick with embroidery.

We watched Capote last night and I worked away on my freeform fans while enjoying the movie. I have struggled with fitting the hoop on the borders and managing to hold the fabric tightly enough to end up with even stitches so I went hoop-free and it worked beautifully. If the weather doesn't heat up too much I should be able to finish the border in the next couple of weeks! I can't wait to put the final stitch in the binding and give myself a little pat on the back for completing a quilt. But, I mustn't get too far ahead of myself, there are a lot of stitches to sew before I get to that point.

I bought a linocut from Littlest Flower for Mr Duyvken for valentine's day and he loved it. The japanese paper is so delicate, I must make an effort to visit Ikea to get one of the ribba frames to put it in so we can get it out of the post tube and up on the wall. She was incredibly generous and included another of her prints as well so we now own two beautiful pieces.


Lily said…
Good call on going hoop-free. My goodness you have a few stitches to go! Well you have seven months, so it'll get cooler and you can have the quilt on your lap while you're working to keep you and your bump warm!

Did you enjoy the movie?
Lily said…
So, are you going to continue with your studies this year? Might be your last chance before you have three kids under 6! :)
Tonya R said…
Yup, hoopless is so much easier for me too. The fans are looking marvelous. Sorry about the hideous morning sickness - that doesn't sound fun at all.
jackie said…
I'm glad he liked it.

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