I seem to have left another fiddly block till the end.
This must surely have the smallest pieces I've ever had to hand piece!
Friday, 30 August 2013
Strangely it was easier to do than many of the other blocks I'd made earlier on. Either my skills have improved or it really wasn't any harder.
Incidentally I have only 15 more blocks to make which means, if my math is correct, I've made 154!
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
I have some beautiful silk fabrics in my stash which I've wanted to use in a small wall quilt for ages.
The plan is to make this a showcase for my hand quilting with large open areas for beautiful feather quilting designs. I've been pondering for months how to plan the design and couldn't think of anything that excited me, then I remembered Ricky Timms and his gorgeous Rhapsody Quilts. Luckily I have his book for reference and went straight to the drawing board to start playing! I eventually came up with a design I liked and which would be pieceable (curves, aargh!) and today made a mock-up in vaguely the right colours.
Hopefully it can stretch to be 50"x 50"
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
My group challenge this month was to make a 12" quilt with the theme 'Cosmic Gears'. After much cog-itation I came up with this...
Saturday, 3 August 2013
Have been worrying about sewing the triangles for the border of my Dear Jane quilt and decided to get over this anxiety attack by making one. So this is my first pesky triangle!
Actually it was much easier than most blocks because the pieces were larger. I was careful to make sure that the edges of the pieces on the outside of the triangle were cut on the straight of grain to avoid stretchy edges but otherwise it was a breeze...