Monday, September 21, 2009

A change is as good as a holiday............

Changing the format of my entries somewhat to not only have quilt news but a little of my life in general.  I often forget when I started a quilt but I at least try to do a little quilting (or reading about quilts) daily and posting everyday activities would obviously mean talking about my current projects which would give me a timeline of when and how long I've been working on a quilt.
Having changes in more than one way in that my kitchen is being redone.  Huge old mess at this stage and apart from writing this I am not allowed to do any fun things today until the house is clean and I've made a plan with the contents of the pantry - I have no idea where I will be putting everything but it has to be emptied.
Had a wonderful quilting weekend though.  Started adding borders to my Hexagon Stars Kaleidoscope quilt which I started on Friday 18 September.  A fast and beautiful quilt.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Seminole piecing

Brushed up on some old skills by spending a whole week cutting and sewing seminole strips in different widths and cutting at different angles to see what the outcome would be, once stitched.

Had fun creating a couple of smaller projects for a change.

All completed during the week of 12 to 18 September 2009.

Spring is in the air

Entered a new phase and sticking my neck out to start designing quilts. Have been doing this for a couple of years but just never found the time to make these and do the worst part...... typing the instructions but decided to stick it out with at least one design and this is the result.
This quilt is 90" x 90" and was finished in just over one month using the 'quilt as you go' technique.
Completed: Early September 2009