Wednesday 27 March 2019
Not very much fabric needed to be added in order to make this 'not quite a crumb quilt' quilt. Some blocks are made with strips going in just one direction, others have several 'strip sets' added in order to make the required number of squares.
Now on to the next pile of scraps from our charity evening!
Wednesday 20 March 2019
Perhaps not as orderly as it could be, but I decided that it would be silly to remake or replace blocks that didn't have central green spotted spines....
More ordering of disorder will happen this week.....
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Ester Aliu, called Easter Blessings. I've made it with fusible applique. Plenty of yellows as that's a favourite colour of my SiL (as well as being a great spring colour!).
Sometimes you need to step back in order to see more clearly, don't you?
We had a fun quilt meeting on Monday, where Benta set us off on a string quilt evening, working in small teams to make blocks for charity quilts.
I'm looking forward to completing the 20 blocks for this quilt top, and I'm thinking that there might be more strips than I need, so more blocks can be made. Looking forward to seeing what comes out of the piles!
Wednesday 6 March 2019
This is the quillow front - before I attached it to the quilt, but after I'd quilted it.
This lovely one is from Alice - suitable fabric and additions on both the front and the back.
This was my offering - or at least a generic sample of the cards that I made. I printed paper, used dilute PVA to adhere it to a fine calico, then used it as fabric. I used both machine and hand stitching as well as Inktense pencils and some additional embellishments to decorate them for each person that I sent to, then stiffened with buckram and backed with plain fabric.
Finally, this fun card from Rosemary - love the use of sewing themed fabrics!
Thank you everyone for being great swappers - both in this swap and over the previous years. I shall miss all our fabric fun and the lovely post that we've shared.