On the quilting front this week I did 2 1/2 customs quilts………actually 3 but the one was small so I’m only counting it as a half. On quilt #1 the piecer said “make me like this again”, so I tried my best to bring out the best in the quilt.
Quilt #2. A shop sample for there buck a block program. Here again a sampler with limited fabrics….I still believe more is better when doing samplers. This quilt had some problems with bulk where seams meet……come on pattern designers……pay abit more attention how these multiple seams come together.
I used the same treatment in the plain block with a slight change in this one. I do this freehand with the exception of the arc shape. I’m on a mission to rid my dependence on stencils….I use them for inspiration but try to freehand as much as possible.
Quilt #2 1/2………This was just a small quilt but very dramatic……I just love colorwash Trip around the World. And when they are in my favorite colors…it makes it all the better.
Here again I used all freehand treatments with CC and a feather in part of the colorwash.
I didn’t take close up of the border which I tried something new….next time I’ll take better pictures. I was in a hurry to get this in the mail so just quick pictures.
Someday, I’m going to have my photo stand set up, I have a place picked out in my home where it can stay up all year around and not be in the way!!!! That will be coming this summer!!!!
It isn’t always about quilting.
I still do piecing as time allows. I had a stack of brown and blue strips left from two other quilts I did last year and figured it was time to either do something with them or put them in the scrap box. So I picked a Heartstring quilt from Mary’s blog. But something went wrong, I was having a “male” moment and thought I wouldn’t need directions, so I start sewing and cutting and so on and after the cutting, I just couldn’t get it to look like the quilt in the picture, so I just played around until I came up with this.
Have a good weekend everyone……I’m not a sports person, so I won’t be watching the superbowl…..I’ll be parked at my sewing machine!!