February's been a busy month. I've been spending lots of time working with the students and staff at my son's school to make a quilt we'll be raffling off this spring (more on that soon!)
I'm collaborating with my Mom and aunt on a surprise that I can't say anything more about cause I know that might blow the surprise....
And I started a second custom quilt for a customer that I'm supposed to deliver next week.
The fabrics look pretty great together. I was given free choice over them with only the suggestion of wanting an "old timey quilt".
I was so pleased that in 2 weeks I had all the blocks pieced and would have lots of time today to get the top together, and maybe the back pieced as well so I could start basting on a cold Sunday morning while waiting for the boys to fully wake up.
Needless to say, I am forever grateful that I was using Bonnie Hunter's method of "webbing the top" and decided to stop after assembling the rows. I was thinking it would be a good time to snap a photo or two since I haven't taken any since I pulled the fabrics.
Once I had the top laid on the floor, my error became so obvious, I had to shake my head that not only did I mess up 11 blocks, but I didn't even have a systematic error. It seems I was sewing willy-nilly last weekend.
The name of this pattern is Irish Stars - combining the Irish chain block with star blocks - how did I press those blocks and not notice they weren't stars? I plead Netflix.
Family, please don't remind me how fallible I am!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…
Sometimes the best way to use a panel is to cut it up! Mary used the classic attic window block to liven up a pastoral panel.