I needed to transfer a pattern today, one of twelve, and I wanted a more satisfactory method than my usual one. I should have bought a light box long ago but there has always been something else which I wanted more. So this is what I did .........
Bobby Socks Quilt Company Each is a dress from the 1950s displayed on a dressmaker's dummy.
And by now my knees and back are starting to protest at all this getting up and down. Have to have a think to see if there is some other way I can prop up the glass !
I found this quilt a few weeks ago on the Dread Pirate Rodgers Blog and today the Pirate has blogged that she has now finished embroidering the twelvth dress and is pondering on how she is going to finish the quilt. I couldn't resist it once I saw her work. The quilting blogs are such a source of inspiration.
Much as I like quilting I am not happy at doing little bits and pieces on the sewing machine. I prefer to have a nice un-interrupted day in front of me. But I always have a piece of embroidery on the table to pick up at odd times during the day or evening. These days my embroideries are meant to be made into quilts.
After a day of enforced rest yesterday it was great to make some progress today. I'll be glad to hear if anyone else has any handy hints on light-boxing. For all things embroidery you can't go past Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread . Under her Tips and Techniques she has a interesting selection on Transferring Patterns.