Meet Franky (Again!)
So I'm putting Franky into the Bloggers Quilt Festival, this quilt's name comes from the fact it's a Frankenstein's monster from the scrap bin! How this beast started is documented here and is an utter testament to what happens when you mix wine and quilting. 720 1.5" squares of madness later this is what I have to show for it. My inspiration for Franky was this picture from...you guessed it pinterest! I love how the little squares of colour, not much when alone, came together to create an awesome wall display and I thought "Hey I want some of that action!"
This little quilt is being entered into the Bloggers Quilt Festival because if you had told me 2 years ago I'd make a quilt with this many fiddly itty bitty squares I would've laughed at you (in a nice way!) But as they say at my LQS quilting is an illness and this is the proof!
Things I learned while making Franky
I become obsessed with each new thing I sew.
It's ok to be proud of something you worked hard on.
Satin stitch rocks.
Don't throw scraps away there is ALWAYS a use for them and from that...
Keep scraps better organised!
I sew faster with music on. A little Audioslave, Soundgarden and Rage against the Machine really do make the day go faster (And to anyone that knows these bands and their history you can see the musical regression as the wine bottle emptied!)
So here are some arty farty shots of Franky, I got a new iPhone app :D
I want to live my life through a lomo lens, all retro and funky!
Franky is like a grown up fabric hoarders I spy quilt "Oh that is from Amy Butlers line" "Hey that one is a kokka one!" and so one and so on!
And finally after I made her look like Golem in my last post here is a pic of 'Bella trying her best to look pretty while I take a gazillion photos so I can play with the new app!
As some of you know blogger has me confused 50% of the time with it's changing things around when I'm not looking, however thankfully I figured out how to use the "drafts" feature! (Yeah I know, but it was Big Cheese to me!) This post is testament to the fact I didn't mess it up, I typed 75% of it up last night! Go Team Me!!!!
Feel free to leave a comment about Franky, my inability to hold my wine, my *slightly* dodgy musical taste, 'Bella or anything else you fancy then get yourself back over to Amy's place and have a look at the other fantastic quilts on show :D
Have a fantastic weekend