I've set my quilt goal for January aside. I really do like the way the colours go together, but I haven't even laid out the units for the blocks yet. I'll keep this one out because I want it done before camping season, which is probably three months away yet here in Ontario, despite what Mr. Groundhog says!
I started this blue and white quilt for a customer two weeks ago, and I'm at the quilting stage now.
I'm loving the fabrics I chose from the Connecting Threads line, Symphony in Blues. I remember not really liking those large mandalay like circles when the line first came out, but they look great when assembled here!
The blocks are laid out in a barn raising setting, so I began quilting in the ditch around each radiating diamond. Then I started a free motion fan motif to fill in each section. The fan design, even though it looks pretty basic, is actually pretty tough for me to get smooth arcs as I sew. Most of the fans are about 6-7 inches across on the last swing, so I don't have to adjust my hand placement mid-arc. I'm getting better, and I imagine by the end of this quilt, (or the next) I'll have the motion smoother.
My goal for February is to complete the quilting, add a label, and bind the quilt. And I do have to get this done in February because the customer would like delivery before month's end!!
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.
Our little quilting group is making great progress this month on our Starry Night QAL, I'm the last to finish!