Sunday, April 13, 2014

Variation

In the process of borrowing a pattern (which you can see at this link), I managed to make a major math error and a significant omission. By the time I discovered the errors I also realized there was not enough fabric to fix it.  So here it my final flimsy.  I think I'll add a wide border of the fabric you see in the bottom of the picture, then call it good.
I had several challenges with this quilt, not least of which is the fact that no matter what portion I was working on, something was always on the bias.  I did a lot of "corrective" trimming as I went along, and yet there is still some significant puckering which will need to be quilted out. 

Nonetheless, it accomplished the mission which was a masculine quilt using fabric from the stash. Thanks, Raewyn for the original idea.  Sorry I messed it up so badly.  

And on another note, as suddenly as I was having trouble with Blogger, the problems seems to be resolved so I can actually post from my computer again instead of my phone.  Technology. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Improv

This is looking less like Raewyn's block all the time. I snagged the concept from her blog at lovetostitch. As long as I don't run out of the honeycomb fabric, I think I have a winner

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New quilt top


I hate it when I mess up the math on a project. But my solution is always to just change the design and make it work. Here is the first test wedge. This photo confirms one more change then I think I have a workable center.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mmm wrinkles


I made a quilt panel today withe the intent for it to turn into a pillow sham to go with the peony quilt.
I love how the texture improves with a hor wash and dry with cotton batting.

I used 4 different colors of thread and varied the width beween them. Up close it looks a little easter eggish with lime, sky blue, and lavender.  At a distance, the colors are better and it is harder to tell that I cant stitch a straight line.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Huckleberries & Amethyst

My part of the group project is finished. Will be mailing it to Anna tomorrow.
I have mixed feelings about the peony. It looks better at close range than at distance.  I think there are all kinds of opportunities to make the quilting really make this shine.  Now I am off to make a mini quilt with the scraps to be a pillow sham.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Alex#2


The background is finally finished and I spent some time this morning designing a peony. Challenge is that traditionally peonys are very dense and I am afraid it would look like a giant purple dot. Just talked with my co-conspirator and after lunch I will work on a fringy layer between the bud and petals.