Finished at last [13/12]. I thought about patterns with circles, and fabric with spots but it was Helen and Kay who suggested to me that we don't have to be too literal. And that led me to "round robin" - my robin is indeed very round! Margie
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Simple repeating blocks that form secondary designs was one of the things that first drew me to patchwork a number of years ago. Every now and again I like to return to the traditional blocks.
What made me choose this design I wanted to try the Leaves Galore Ruler I’d bought recently (I love gadgets). This ruler enables you to accurately cut many leaf like shapes at the same time. Such fun, on a larger project it would be invaluable, actually, it could result in a number stash buster projects in the New Year. Hope so - several have come to mind already.
Hope you enjoy this quilt Kerry.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Inspired by a quilt in this year's Quilt National by Judy Kirpich, but constructed in a completely different way. 1/8 inch strips of fabric cut on the bias and applied to the backing fabric using Vliesofix. Then stitched and quilted at the same time with a small zigzag stitch.
I thought this theme was quite hard to begin with, but then ended up with several ideas before deciding to go with this one. Looking forward to the next challenge.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Hope you enjoy Kerry, from Anna.
Did I go round and round in circles on this challenge. Found this the hardest task to do so far. I would start and put it away and then come back to it because I had to get the quilt made.
Suprisingly I finally really enjoyed what I was doing, to the point that I have some of my regular students want to have a go at the many techniques used. I am going to create a workshop around this small quilt.
I cut stips of yellow and quilted as I stitched, then found lots of deco stitches on my machine for the background. I added curves in different colors and stitches and finally the 'round' circles. Had fun using many of the threads I've had forever as well.
Thank you Kerry for this challenge. It really made me think!
Cheers, and I look forward to the next challenge I think!!!