Monday 31 December 2018
I'm sure that blocking it will reduce the wobbliness of the edges, but I'll have to wait for 63" square of little used carpet to open up for that to happen.....!
depending on the front thread!
I loved sewing this project from start to finish!
New quilting will be happening in 2019, I know. I can hardly wait to get back to my machine.
Best wishes to you all for a super happy, super healthy 2019.
Tuesday 25 December 2018
I'm delighted to have my completed Aves Quilt up on the wall (behind a cupboard, so unfortunately the lower border won't be seen).
Shown here with our knitted nativity in front of it - knitted by my very talented late Mother-in-Law - part of our Christmas decorating every year.
Hope that you are enjoying your festive season too!
Tuesday 18 December 2018
This is probably the least appealing - the 'fern' quilting pattern should be more filled out between the flying geese spokes, I now think. I may go back and adjust this if I can think of a good way to do it without unpicking what is there (!).
I need to decide on a design for the outer flying geese border now. I suspect that it will be freeform feathers - it would be a shame to have a quit named Aves and not to have any feathers on it at all!
I still don't know if I'll get it completed before Christmas, but I'm doing my best!
Wednesday 12 December 2018
This central roundel is the trickiest to reach, as there is more quilt to bunch up under the sewing machine arm here then anywhere else, of course. It's made the lines more wobbly than I'd like. Well, that and the fact that I couldn't manage a full curve on the main star arms in one 'swoop' as I had to reposition my hands each time.... The oyster shells between the points were much easier as my hands stayed in one place.
It's hard to come up with quilting that will enhance the piecing, not to either fight with it or dominate it. I'm hoping that I can use fairly light quilting throughout.
Now I need to consider how I'm going to quilt the next roundel that I choose. It's not the fastest process, but it's one that I'm enjoying!
Wednesday 5 December 2018
This has finished at 4' x 6', and is a coverlet (two layers, in this case patchwork and fleece) rather than a quilt. I keep buying fleece blankets as I love the idea of them, but I'm not sure that I'm awfully successful at turning them into coverlets yet!
Made from stash, with slightly less of the lighter green print than would have been ideal to make the correct number of blocks....