Monday, 4 April 2016

FAL Finish: Covered Tape Measure

Rhonda's [Quilt] Ramblings

I have one final finish from my current FAL list.  At the start of the quarter, it looked like this:
I have plans for this tape measure!

And now, after a very short stitching session (about an hour from start to finish), it looks like this:

Covered tape measure - front
Covered tape measure - back
Covered tape measure - side

I love the bit of Liberty lawn round the edge!  I was supposed to do blanket stitch round the edge of the Liberty, but I couldn't get it to look how I wanted so I decided to go with some big running stitches instead.  (I tried smaller stitches, but they looked awful and as though I was trying to hide them.)  This tape measure now lives in my knitting 'bits and bobs' pouch (it was made by Jude and you can see it in this post) where it has already come in handy!

That's my final finish of this quarter (six in total, yippee!!!) so I'll be linking it up when I finish typing.

If you haven't yet linked up your finishes, please make sure you visit the link and check how much time is left before it closes as I'd hate you miss out.  And please, for the love of all things Archie, would you remember to include a link to your proposed finishes list and, if on IG, the hashtag 2016fal?  Anyone who does this will be awarded bonus Archie points.  (They don't do anything, but they're nice to have!)

And don't forget that the tutorial week is back this year!  Here's the schedule:


I've started planning a new project.  I'm not sure how much I can share (but if you visit Lynne's IG feed then you'll get a big clue!), but this is my fabric pull for the test block:
Test block

Archie has been working on, well, sitting on anything that's on the floor, including the draught excluder:
What do you mean, it's not for sitting on?
What do you mean, it's not for sitting on?
Thanks for popping in!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for participating in the FAL2016 from your global team of hosts! I thought I'd get that out of the way early! Just off to check your ilst.... teehee! It is great to have a few weee things to add in at the end! And this is a cute one. Looking forward to 'that make' and Archie has found his own sofa surely!

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  2. What a neat idea! Your embroidery is just stunning! Can't believe that wee bag goes back to 2012! Where does the time go! Jxo

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  3. That's so pretty! (Don't think Gaja is a crafter somehow!)

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  4. That tape cover is really cute. Congrats on six finishes :)

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