I bought this little tripod and start stop button to go on my phone. I thought it would make it so easy to show skills with little videos.
I sort of got it right by placing the tripod on a box beside the extension table. It might have been better had I been working on a block so the fabric didn't obscure the view at some points.
So I made my little test video, it looks OK on the phone. I tried to upload to Youtube but for reasons I cannot fathom the uploads fails over and over again using wifi. I tried to email it to my pc but that failed as the file is too big.... However I was able to upload it to Facebook (perhaps FB compresses it somehow? I didn't record it in HD so my little un-savvy internet experience has no answers. If you do, please comment and tell me what to try next.)
My next thought was to download it from Facebook, foiled again. BUT Facebook has given me a link which means you can see it without joining Facebook.
So please try and see it here.
Friday, 21 March 2014
Thursday, 13 March 2014
and the sun shines, you really should go to the top. We had a glorious dry sunny day on Sunday.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
I got the first instalment finished but it did give me the heebie jeebies over cutting it wrong after all that work.It is straight but the only easy place to photo it was on the back of the sofa.
The finished size is 18" square so it had to be cut at eighteen and a half inches. I made a cross in the middle after folding it in half in both directions and held it to the light to make sure the swags were on top of each other. The largest square ruler I have is sixteen and a half inches so the middle of the ruler is eight and a quarter from each side. I marked centre that with a sharpie pen on the top side of the ruler. Then I twisted the big ruler in tiny increments until I was happy that it was as centred as possible.
I used the edge of the border fabric lined up with my drawn line on the appliqué background and stitched it on the machine. And then I did something which might seem a step too far, I hand appliquéd the mitres down changing thread just like Di Ford does going across the colours of the stripes. I shall go to quilt heaven!
It felt quite odd to sit on the sofa tonight without any hand work. I might go back to the low contrast quilt, but I am not feeling any love for this. Perhaps when I have one of my other quilts finished I shall quilt up what is done so far as a warm up exercise.