Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Weekend Sunshine



Lots of dreaming in the garden today, and some weeding, but then I spied the aphids on the roses and I had to attack them.

I hope they have a big pain in the tummy tonight .  .  .

On a crafty note, I have been asked to have a go at turning this wedding dress into a quilt for a newly married couple.  It is a huge challenge, and I'm wondering if anyone has ever done anything like this before??  Any advice/tips??  

18 comments:

Kerri said...

A lovely day to be in the garden. On the wedding dress quilt. I would love to know/see what you do with it. Im not much help but I love the idea.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your garden is looking lovely - except for the aphids!!! What a brilliantly scary project that wedding dress/quilt is going to be! No ideas from me though! Sorry! Lucy x

Melanie said...

I'm new to patchwork but given the beautiful embroidery and the lines, I would work out how many I could get from what and see if that would make a good design like an embroidered frame look on the corners with maybe some lined pieces joining them, and the plain more in the centre with maybe a central motif? Sorry I'm not a lot of use.

Ouch poor you with the aphids. Some of my older varieties of rose seem to be caviar for the nasty blighters. Dilute washing up liquid is meant to be a deterant.

Guðrún said...

This is a big challenge. I am sure you will work something out.

picciolo said...

beautiful pics Annie, apart from the aphids of course! What a lovely idea for a wedding dress, not quite sure how to go about it but I would make it simple I think to lessen the room for error?
: )

Leanne said...

The aphids are bad here at the moment but I don't like spraying them because if the birds. No advice on wedding dress quilts. I would find that a terrifying project.

Chookyblue...... said...

pleased it is you and not me playing with the wedding dress........

Jodie said...

Your aphids are freaky !!!

I think I have an idea - I'll tell you tomorrow.

Jenny said...

Here's hoping those pesky aphids well and truly have bad stomach aches! Your photos are beautiful Annie. Yikes-that is a huge job-good luck I'm sure you will come up with something very special. Back to school for me tomorrow-I like holidays better!

Julie said...

I think I had better go and take a closer look at my roses.
On the wedding dress......... I have collected some of the fabric from my grandmothers and my mothers and mine, wedding/going away dresses and deb dresses. They were all sewers so there were pieces left over without cutting up the actual clothes which was lucky. I am plnnning a crazy sort of patched throw quilt for the bottom of a bed. I had differing quantities of each fabric plus lace etc. It won't be huge, more of a family heirloom quilt. Hope this helps, it seems a shame to cut up the dress though.

Kimonos and Sushi said...

No ideas on the weeding dress. Shame about those aphids in your garden :)Andrea

upstateLisa said...

Zap those aphids!!! lovely flowers! Love the dress fabric but haven't a clue what to do. Sorry! can hardly wait to find out what you do end up doing!

Lavon said...

Love the garden, sorry about the aphids! I have never made a quilt from a wedding dress. I will be interested to see how you do it.

Moiface said...

Beautiful images. I can get the sense that it was a crisp day... and the aphids make for a cool photo (unfortunately for the plant).

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Jean said...

I would for sure go with a crazy quilt motive! Maybe use the larger of the designs for the corners or center area. But what a wonderful challange! Did they give you any idea's at all? Or just let you have a free hand at it? I think I would find out what other colors that they have in mind and go from there! And if you have anything left over... accent pillows would be pretty.
Good luck!

Jean said...

I thought maybe you would like to check out this site if you don't know it! She does wonderful Crazy Quilt work... if you go back a bit, you can see some of her stuff!
http://alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

I think it would help in sewing the slippery fabrics to give them some body by pressing on a very very thin fusible interfacing. My sister did a wedding dress quilt for someone and this helped with the fabrics.