Thursday 27 July 2017
This is always a lovely moment, isn't it? Quilt top completed. Although the photo here shows it sideways (DH didn't want to trail it on the damp lawn!) you can see the 3D effect on it.
It was a 'proper' patchwork in the final section when I discovered that I had more light diamonds than I wanted, and not as many darks. Creative use of the scraps was required to make up the missing shapes that I needed.
Feed dogs will be lowered later today and a free motion whirlwind will last until it's complete!
Tisha Dolton I thought that I'd try a self portrait.
Does it look like me? I don't know - but you can decide by comparing the stitched image to the photo I used below.
I think that the biggest lesson I learned was to choose a photo where my lips were closed rather than open - that blank space in the mouth looked even worse when I tried to add teeth in!
Anyhow, I'm thinking that I'd like to try and make portraits of my DH and two DDs. They might look good shown as a set of four. I wonder if I'll let each family member choose their own thread colour? Mine, if you can't tell, is purple.
All good fun - and nicely portable for summer holiday projects!
Wednesday 19 July 2017
Now I'm starting to lay them out and sew sections of the quilt together.
Now time to go back to my diamonds and sew up a storm until my DD's break up from school on Friday!
Happy summer sewing!
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Aren't these fabrics fabulous? Chosen by my SiL and niece for a specific quilt pattern that my niece has chosen for her 'Uni Quilt'.
It hardly seems enough fabric to make a complete quilt top, does it?
The pattern, by Karen Lewis of Blue Berry Park, was published in Love Patchwork and Quilting in October 2014. I've been wanting to make it since I first saw it! I'm excited that I'm finally doing so.
Happy sewing and crafting, everyone!
Wednesday 5 July 2017
This is a 44" lovely, made from my 2" strips and squares, the surprise additional size that I cut when I was tackling my scraps.
I put the strips together 'lasagne quilt' style, stopping once I'd got to a size that I thought I could cut up usefully.
I thought that adding the sashing and border to bring the size up a little was a good plan, and rotating alternate blocks seems to work well too.
I shall pass all three of these scrap quilts on to Project Linus at my quilt group next week.
Patsy Thompson DVD (thank you Avril!) I decided to quilt with a loop de loop vine. My leaves need some work on consistency, but its a good start point for me!
You can see here the leaves amongst the loops on the back of it here.
I'm off to fondle some fabric and perhaps even iron and cut it - planning and starting a new project is always fun, isn't it?