So here's how we left this mini quilt back here...
I finished the quilting and then had to decide on a quote. I was thinking about something to do with flowers or Spring perhaps. But I couldn't find anything that felt quite right. Then I remembered a quote I like which is about seeds - and decided that could be close enough. Here it is:
'I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders'
Henry David Thoreau
The only problem was that, even if I'd felt inclined to embroider the whole of that quote (not likely!), there just wasn't room - I planned to have the quote on only one of the hexagons. A shortened version - perhaps 'Faith in a seed' - really wasn't working for me, so I decided I'd better allow myself some poetic licence. And I came up with 'Show me the seed' instead. Hopefully Mr Thoreau wouldn't disapprove too much!
Unfortunately, I got a bit too carried away with my poetic licence and was almost right to the end of 'money', instead of 'seed', before I realised my mistake!
Out came the quick unpicker, but I got there in the end. Here it is:
|Right second time!|
And I just blanket stitched neatly around the edge on the backing side to completely secure the layers.
I think it might be hard to get much more of a contrast than that from yesterday's mini quilt to today's.
That's one of the things I'm starting to most like about making mini quilts.
Back again tomorrow,