Friday, 24 January 2014
Today I have started quikting the Mystery quilt and although the large circles are an obvious start, the inspiration for the next bit hasn't arrived yet..... I'll have another go on Sunday afternoon. The weather is forecast as wet and windy, so a good excuse to quilt!
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
I paper pieced this quilt using a charm pack of 6" squares of various metallic blenders which I have taken a liking to lately! This seemed just the project to use them on. The quilting is very much utilitarian, firstly because I wanted to get this quilt finished and secondly I wanted to keep the effect of the way the border is pieced around each coloured square. My sister feels that the coloured squares could do with some kind of design, but I can't decide whether or not.
Sorry the photographs are not the best, the days are grey, damp and cold at the moment and so photographing outside just isn't an option. But I think you get the idea of the quilt is like.
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Sunday, 12 January 2014
Just got to sort out the two smaller quilts and cushion cover and then I have a few months of quilting bliss and no piecing! I might have time to get that done tomorrow, but the house does need a bit of tidying and I have a load of logs arriving in the morning.
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Sunday, 5 January 2014
I do get in a muddle with getting my blocks and points all in the right direction and despite being very careful and taking blocks apart, I have just noticed one of my four-patch blocks is wrong. Too late, the border is on and I have run out of holiday. I think I can live with that - a reminder that I am far from perfect!
Thanks Bonnie for the journey - which I have survived, but am relieved to get back to my hand sewing, not half so nerve racking and fits around a normal life a bit better I think. Good to know I can machine piece a quilt as well, even if my 1/4" allowances are not perfect or my points coming together. The fact the quilt came together at all feels to me like a minor miracle.
Saturday, 4 January 2014
I decided against this when I discovered some fabric I bought in a sale yesterday gave it more balance and so I used this and I will probably finish it with a black binding, but that is a little way off at the moment.
Time for some lunch and think about how I can use up the scraps for the backing - bearing in mind that since I am hand quilting this I don't want too much bulk. Will I get the quilt basted by Monday??