Monday, 2 May 2022

Two apologies...

Hello everyone. 

Apologies for my late posting. I had expected to title this post 'May Day' but, alas, it isn't May Day anymore - unless we are thinking of it's meaning as an international distress call! 

Yesterday we had a long power cut and no internet and by the time the electric came back we had a houseful of family visiting and posting this had gone completely out of my mind. 



Apologies, also, for this hideous quilt! I have wanted to make a May Day quilt with children dancing round a maypole for literally years so it's sad this turned out so horribly :(

In February I found a dolls house with furniture and these dolls on ebay. I plan to paint up the house for my granddaughter and her soon-to-be-born sister but I had no use for the dolls (which are unsuitable for little children). Whilst brainstorming what to with them, I considered a quilt like this and put it together soon afterwards. I used a shadow box because I wanted to a more dimensional effect but I think it's really too small to get the effect I wanted. 


I knew I wouldn't have time this quarter to create a larger, fully sewn version with appliqued figures so I set it aside and thought I'd make something else altogether but time overtook me. Perhaps I will make that other glorious version some other May...




It seems I do better with a theme than when I'm left to my own devices!

I'm looking forward to seeing all the other quilts for this quarter and I'll post about the new themes in a separate post later today.

I hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend :)

Janine

12 comments:

  1. I think this is great fun, and not hideous! It was particularly nice to have a peep at your notebook too. I hope you are able to do your 'other glorious version' one day, because I'd really like to see it!

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    1. Thank you. I should probably start the other one now for next year. I always think of it about half way through April!

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  2. I think this is whimsical, not hideous, Janine! Like Catherine, I hope to see your "other glorious version" someday, too! I hope you enjoyed your day with family!

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    1. Thank you. We have relations visiting from Canada so everyone came to see them and we did have a lovely day :)

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  3. Well…I like it. It’s very cute. And I had an impossibly hard time deciding what to do without a prompt. We all have so many ideas! How can we be expected to pick just one without a hint?

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    1. It was hard. I'm looking forward to the new themes :)

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  4. Janine, we are definitely our own worst critics I like your May Day quilt, especially the little boy who has taken flight, was he running around the pole too quickly :) I imagine he is having a wonderful time! I have every confidence that you will get that glorious version made one day!

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    1. I think the children were all trying to take flight! I underestimated the challenge of securing them to the quilt :)

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  5. It made me smile. I think it captures a lovely feeling of play.

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