I've been working on a bow and flower design off and on over the past few months. It's one of those projects that I'm really not sure what the finished piece will be but I like the design so I pick it up and work on it in between other projects. The project is worked on a piece of pale blue kona cotton that just so happens to look a lot like a set of pale blue cotton pillow cases that I have. Those pillow cases were thrown into the regular wash cycle last week, and by mistake, so was my project. Just to put this into perspective for you, I don't have a front loader, my machine has an agitator. To further add insult to injury, when the wash was done, hubby placed all the items into the dryer. I didn't even realized the project was part of the load until I took the clothes out of the dryer. Here's what it looked like when I retrieved it.
I was so surprised that it held up through all of that abuse. This incident left me with the impression that my stitching may not be as fragile as I thought. The lazy daisies were still lazy and the french knots were still knotted. Quite frankly it was the french knots that I was most suprised by because I thought they would be the most vunerable of all the stitches on this piece; they're so small and there are so many of them.
The piece still needs some work but I'll be more careful about where I lay it down in the future. I don't think it would fare as well if it had to make a second trip through the wash and dry cycles.
The jelly roll quilt-a-long started on March 1st. I just received my jelly roll so hopefully I can get my block cut and pieced this week. I chose Moda's Nature's Notebook (April Cornell).
I think this is so pretty. I seem to be choosing yellows and blues more and more these days. I think it's my way of helping Spring along.
What's new in the shop? I finally finished the little whimsical tea cozy that I mentioned in a previous post.
I really like the way it turned out. I stipple quilted and washed it (intentionally) to give it that nice, soft, old-fashioned quilt look. The polka dots are a nice break from flowers all the time but yet it still has a "cottage" feel.
Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.