|Touchdraw on a Mac|
|Touchdraw on tablet|
Touchdraw is a favourite of Lynne’s from Lily’s Quilts who has written tutorials on her blog using it. I find it a very useful tool for playing with shapes and creating images for patterns and online sharing.
In other news, Reflections is quilted! I took Yvonne's advice and quilted the background sky with a squiggly water pattern, quilted vertically to give the feeling of rain. Poor dragonfly getting pelted (not sure they can fly in rain!). He is also strictly the wrong size in proportion to the raindrop but hey I'm taking poetic/artistic licence on this one!
Ann Peterson's Crafty Class on free motion quilting and I was a bit nervous quilting him - one of those take a breath moments again!
I used YLI 50 weight variegated purple thread and I just love it. Quilts up beautifully!
I love Yvonne's suggestion for this, it was absolutely the right decision - thanks so much!
I started quilting the ripples in the water with my walking foot but had difficulty in the tighter circles so I free motioned it. The lines are not perfect. I am telling myself they are organic looking and trying not to look closely at them! I used white and added in some rainbow colours in the ripples to fit the Reflections theme. Just have to trim and bind this one now. Should finish about 36" square or thereabouts!
As I am still a bit under the weather, I stayed pretty close to the fire in the cosiest room in the house, the living room. The dogs joined me on the sofa while I decided to do some comfort knitting. Comfort knitting is not that comfortable when you have a Basset Hound trying to eat your Merino wool!
Still, I had made G a cabled hat with this pattern found on Ravelry and somehow he managed to put a giant hole in it. I think he's blaming the dog! I have no idea how to fix this save frogging it all out. Any ideas?
So having two balls of Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran on hand in a very manly charcoal colour I decided I'd knit him another. It really is a very quick pattern to do! Just as well too as we got some March snow!
Then finding my knitting groove I dug out this lovely denimy coloured yarn from Loop Knitting and decided to make myself a cabled waistcoat/vest to keep me warm at the sewing machine!
I chose this pattern Cloud Chaser by Amy Swenson and managed to get a little bit started. This one might take a while!
Linking up to WIP Wednesday & Let's Bee Social.