Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
This is my 1930's project, made from charm squares and fat quarters collected over the years. I decided to try a four-patch pattern called "Confetti", from a library book I read. (I'll look up the title later).
The original had white sashing, but I opted tor a fresh lemon shade. This is the quilt top, partly laid out. Eventually, it will be turned on point, with setting triangles. Yesterday was spent laying out each individual row, to ensure there was no clashing.
I'm really happy with it!
Monday, March 11, 2013
The night-time temperature barely dips below the high 20's, so no-one is getting ANY sleep!
Bronwyn's "+'s & x's": inspired by http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/11/nou ... quilt.html
Sally's Chevron Squares from Fresh Lemons Modern Quilts Kaleidoscopic Kites (http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/?p=1016) (The colour photo was a nice touch Sal, and helped).
Lorraine's block - actually, this is my favourite - and the quilt it makes is gorgeous! (Kitchen Windows, by Elizabeth Hartman) Here is a link to Sew Shells Blog showing all the blocks sewn together - I love the way the grey borders make terrific off-set sashing, when alternate blocks are turned 90 degrees.
Well, even apart from the hot, humid, uncomfortable weather, it's been challenging to work with unfamiliar patterns and colour-schemes, and of course using other people's fabrics means taking much more much time and care. However, I think it was worth it... I did an "okay" job, and definitely extended my piecing skills. Thanks, MMQG ladies!