I hope you are all having a good week. I am officially on holiday for the next fortnight - which means lots of quilting. My favourite time of year :)
I started my first raw edge applique project. It is so tempting to cover up those raw edges with a machine satin stitch or hand embroidery but I wanted to see what it would turn out like - so I resisted temptation!
Wasn't sure I liked it at first, seems a bit raggy and messy but that kinda suits the palm leaves.
I love geckos - decided to give this one stripes.
I used a black Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 wadding to avoid bearding. Been there, done that in the past and won't get caught again!
Here I am working some pebbles inter-mingled with some little leaves.
This is the (messy) back.
It's not quite finished yet - a few embellishments to be added, which I hope to do today.
I'm not the only one inspired by lizards and geckos. I'll leave you with a peek at a pencil drawing my daughter Natalya (15) is working on. I thnk it's great - wonder if she'll let me 'borrow' the design?
Have a good weekend. Back soon with more quilty stuff.