Sunday, April 12, 2009

Flickr Dolls Quilt Progress....

Well thank goodness for Easter is all I can say, chocolate and sewing time!! We are having a lazy Easter at home, watching Mama Mia lots (one of Grace's favourite presents from her birthday stash and if you loved the movie too, you must click on that link!!) and eating chocolate. It's from the dairy food group isn't it?

I have brushed the dust of my dolls quilt for the flickr swap. I have echo stitched in white around the birds and the branches of the tree's. Something is still lacking though, the white is too white although I usually love white. I need some texture, I'm thinking of stippling really tight squiggles? Or maybe bubbles? Quilted white bubbles? I have to pin it up and ponder for a few more days till the lightbulb goes off.

But the deadline to post is fast approaching at the end of this month and this baby may be going overseas so I may have to post it earlier......

I have a question to ask that I have been meaning to ask for ages. Does my blog banner at the top there go out of the box on the right??? I am puzzled cause it does in Firefox but not in Explorer. Just a quirk on my monitor or is this happening worldwide??

16 comments:

Becky said...

The quilt is looking wonderful, I am no help in what to do with the white...

And yes, your banner is hanging out to the right. I had not noticed it until you pointed it out.

Epiphany said...

Same for me, it's hanging out the side (with Firefox).

I just watched Mamma Mia for the first time and am in love!!

Juliann said...

You have a beautiful blog!! My first visit. And you make a lot of beautiful quilts!!I will be back soon! Greetings from Juliann in Norway

Margaret aka Supermom said...

How about a couple little small chicks/birds just embroidered in red on two of the other white stripes, facing different directions - as though mama bird lost her brewd!!

Cass said...

Out of the box for me too but I'm on Firefox as well. Chocolate is definitely in the dairy food group

Zonnah said...

Out of the box for me as well, I am using Explorer 7.

Amy said...

cute doll quilt! It is going out of the box for me. I am using Mac OS X with Firefox 3.0.8.

Anonymous said...

beautiful quilt.
yeah, the banner goes out of the box.
debby

otterdaughter said...

Oooh, I agree with Margaret. A few little birdies stitched in red would send your quilt into cute overload.

and the banner hangs over when viewed with Safari also

katelnorth said...

bubbles, i think. great quiltie!

Kylie said...

I think bubbles would be lovely. You are right though, it needs something. Banner off to the right here too, using firefox

Racquel said...

Hiya,

It's hanging out of the box for me too (on Opera).

My girls (5 and 4) love Mamma Mia ...

The Humming Cat said...

Grace, this is your Aunty Add, your favourite Aunty, the one who bought you the umbrella and raincoat and cool Barbie with a cat for your birthday. Grace, you need to STOP watching Mama Mia, it will rot your brains I tell you! I will buy you a cool DVD like Nadia or HSM or whatever you want, just promise me NO MORE MAMA MIA! Love Aunty Add xx

The Humming Cat said...

oh yeah, out of the box for me too, know idea if we have firefox or explorer or ??

cjh said...

Yes, it hangs out of the box and I have Explorer. Maybe it's because you haven't set the box to the same pixel width as the banner graphic(if it were in FrontPage that would likely be the problem), but not sure how the blogger stuff works, really.

Emma said...

Wow, love the bird and the quilting! I'd be inclined not to fill the white, I do like Margaret's suggestion. Maybe a small stipple on the tree itself though if you want more quilting?