|Before quilting and the original photo|
For the rest of the quilt, I took my inspiration from the batik and quilted a four petal flower all over. I knew that I wouldn't be able to keep the size and spacing consistent so I deliberately went for a more wonky look. Honest, it was deliberate! My feeling is that if you are going to hand guide a design it shouldn't look like a computer did it!
I decided to hang on to my sewing machine until the end of the holidays and just talk nicely to it when it makes clunky sounds. It really needs a good overhaul. I was worried about my boredom levels, now that I'm without my TV. The Sky guy is due today but it is now 2pm and not a word from him yet! On the plus side, I've found out that TVonDemand from TVNZ is actual very watchable, even on my little netbook. So I didn't miss the second episode of Falling Skies. I'm not hooked yet but I love sci-fi and will pretty well watch anything. I watched the whole of the series V and it was dreadful!
I'm off to finish the flamingo painting now.