Saturday, February 25, 2012
Firstly my sincere apologies for being soooooooooooooo far behind!
I enjoyed making this little quilt that goes round and round in circles. I used variegated sashiko thread for the circles and red for the ties and straight lines.
This sashiko pattern is called seven treasures (Shippo-Tsunagi) or overlapping circles. An easy design to do!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Lorraine my humblest apologies for being so late with this quilt but “What If” has been so much fun to make it seemed a pity to rush it to meet the deadline.
Inspiration came from Judi Dains’ book “Bold and Beautiful” which invites you to find hidden patterns in batik or hand dyed fabric, outline and stitch then paint the patterns. That was fun however mine lacked value and was too small. So off to the computer to look for a solution, from this point the quilt lead me on an exciting journey, there were many “what if” moments and mini challenges to be met. It really has been a wonderful challenge and one I have thoroughly enjoyed.
Thank you Lorraine, enjoy your quilts and have fun unwrapping all those parcels.
Friday, February 10, 2012
I recently made a large quilt in this design and when your topic came up I decided to use it again. The challenge was, of course, to scale it down to 9 by 12 and work with miniature square and strips.
Hope you are enjoying all your quilts.
D quilt but only managed the leaves. It is a pretty bit of fluff anyway.Thank you Lorraine this theme was fun,I did enjoy playing with sparkly thread and my twin needle.I did learn not to have too many layers of fusible as it is almost impossible to do any hand work. The button was a nightmare to sew on.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Sorry I'm a bit late.
No excuse other than the fact that I'm just slack! I have posted your little quilt though so that's good!
Loved the topic because it gave me an excuse to 'do' another small project with a rainforest theme.
I featured the Umbrella tree.
I have a love hate relationship with them.
The birds love them but the plumbers don't. We have a lot of them around the creek.
enjoy your quilts.
I think this next one is going to be quite a challenge.