The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Monday, March 14, 2011

Restless Mind Equals Busy Fingers

Ok, I’ve been on the countdown for my little old hospital stay and as a result I’ve been stitching up a storm during those times when I can’t sleep.

faithLast year I bought  the McKenna Ryan pattern – Faith, and made it as a mounted block for our darling grand-daughter, Faith.  Well, as many of you know we were blessed with another grand-daughter and a baby sister for Miss Faith.  Miss Taylor didn’t have a mounted block with her name on it and not being all that artistic I got hold of001 another McKenna Ryan pattern, did a few alterations and taa daa, a mounted block for little Miss Taylor.

When putting on the dragonfly I wasn’t 005totally happy with the ‘strength’ of colour that I had used but by then it was too late and I004 had already stuck it down.  What was I to do to tone this flipping colour down?  Well, I turned to 002a type of ribbon that I sell in the shop.  I often tell customers that it makes great ‘fairy wings’ as it can be cut and it doesn’t unravel, plus, it’s great adding that extra touch of dimension. Soooo, I cut some of it to shape and then blanket stitched it over the wings.  The003 ribbon looked like veins within the wings and I think looks pretty darned cool.

So now, I’m all done for the time being, each grand baby has their name done, including our eldest one Hannah.

So I’ll sign off for a few days and be back   about Monday or Tuesday.


a name Miche'le


  1. It looks so good Miche'le What A clever idea.
    Hugs Mary.

  2. Love the mounted block Miche'le and your added bits to the dragonfly looks fantastic...

  3. Love the blocks .... and I'll be thinking of you over the next few days. Sending a few extra hugs, just in case you need them ;o).
    Joy :o) xxxxx

  4. Very pretty. The dragonfly wings look perfect.

  5. Take care sweetie and I will say lots of prayers for you :) I love the dragonflys wings..what a clever gal you are :) Take care hun :) Hugs Vicki xx

  6. Lovely idea with the wings- so effective. Been away too so sorry I'm only just catching up with your blog.

  7. I hope you are feeling better and are making steady progress. Hugs from Ali.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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