Thursday, 11 July 2013
The next round on my medallion that I've done since the workshop with Gwen Marston is the pink and red half square triangles. Remembering that this is being made without a lot of the rules and regualtions of what you can and can not do, I was pretty happy with it. I think this is going to make much more interesting quilts - that's my story anyway.
For the next round I considered a few different colour options. I think the only downside with making a quilt border by border is that the options are endless and each decision is going to make the outcome completely different. I really liked all the options but in the end decided I just better choose one fabric and get on with it. I am concerned about getting wobbly edges so I think the whole fabric borders will help control the wobbles. I haven't made up my mind what to do for the next border, Different triangles, a row of strings or 2" squares....
I have stitched together the cake stand blocks and will add a border of half square triangles to finish it off. I'll post a photo when I've pressed the seams. I've also been doing a bit of hand quilting on my pink lemonade quilt. There's nothing like having plenty of projects to keep you going.
Till next time, Happy Stitching
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Here is Gwen with my centre block, I'm looking forward to adding some more borders and seeing where this adventure takes me.
Jack has been in Los Angelos for 10 days now, only another 22 days to go. Yes I'm counting down the days till he comes home. Thanks to the internet we have been messaging each other but I am missing our daily chats. Home is very quiet without him. Lucky I have plenty to keep me busy while he's gone. I have been gathering supplies for an art journalling course I'm doing online. I've been doing a bit of playing around with paints etc. so far I've done a couple of classes. Its quite challenging to go back to being a beginner and learning new skills, it is fun too. I've discovered art supplies are just as appealing as fabric and there seems to be an endless list of supplies to try out.
Thats it for now, Happy Stitching.