I feel like I’m in a live version of one of those sliding puzzles right now, shoving things to wherever there’s is a free spot because I need the new space for something else. Hopefully, this will end soon – my kitchen will be repaired on Tuesday so I can put back everything. If I remember which cupboard I hid it in, that is. Surprises to be expected.
One thing that fell into my hands again while I was playing 15-puzzle was an abandoned sewing project. A shawl – at least that was the plan. Made from tiny batik pieces into a soft double sided trellis.
The panels were all pieced together and one side completed. Then I started to sew the two sides together, one panel at a time to the finished side. With invisible thread. Aptly named. It took me fifteen minutes just to sew around one of the holes. Triple secured the knots at the ends only to find them unravel again five minutes later. Guess why I abandoned it?
I don’t have the time, hand sewing skills and nerves anymore to fully finish this and will take the parts apart again. This will leave me with six panels (two of each colourway) and the long finished one.
That’s where I’m stuck a bit. I thought of taking the long one apart so I get two identical halves and sew two more from the small panels, join the four parts and get a rainbow trellis panel. Next idea was to use thin strips of sticky stuff and iron the piece onto a background and then machine quilt.
What do you think? Any ideas or help gratefully welcome.