Back at the beginning of the quarter, I wrote my ridiculously long FAL Q2 list and one of the things on it was as storage basket in which to keep my handbag, brolly, spare shopping bags. At that point, the project looked like this:
Over a few afternoons in a 'tired, but too tired to rest and not well enough to settle to anything' week, I did lots of mindless quilting (while listening to No Such Thing As A Fish) and used lots of thread.
I started with an aqua thread (Aurifil 50wt 1148) and did randomly-spaced straightish lines across all five pieces. I then added some darker aqua lines (Aurifil 50wt 4182) at random intervals and then quilted a line in grey (Aurifil 50wt 2610) in between each existing line:
I added four pink lines (Coats 50wt 3741) to one section of each piece:
and added a dark duck egg blue (Aurifil 50wt 2805) in random places, followed by silver metallic (Madeira 'alu') in between each line in the pink section and a little bit beyond it:
I went back and filled in any gaps with dark turquoise (Coats 50wt 4633) and pale aqua (Coats 50wt 1433) and trimmed the pieces so they'd fit together:
Archie thinks it's a giant biscuit basket:
...but we know the disappointing truth, don't we?
Archie has been keeping his favourite wall company as well as enjoying some sunshine, when it deigns to appear:
|I'm being paid for this, right?|
Don't forget to link up your Q2 finishes - the link closes in the early hours of Friday morning (for those of us on BST/IST), don't miss your chance to link!!
Thanks for popping in!