|Fuzzy photo but I'm not getting everything out again!|
Thursday, 22 February 2018
|Quilts with lots of small blocks were|
enjoyed by our predecessors too.
|Beautiful Hand Quilting.|
Today we visited the Huntington Gardens (mainly) but also the galleries. In the America section I was delighted to see a wall of vintage quilts and later a work by Robert Rauschenberg An artist whose work I am drawn to because in size and design it reminds me of quilts and inspires too.
|Painting by Robert Rauschenberg|
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Thursday, 15 February 2018
I have been sewing stack and slash 9-Patches in preparation for a workshop with Katie Pederson in Pasadena. We only have 3 hours so this will give us a head start. I used a plains layer cake to cut the eighteen 8.5 inch squares to make 18 9-Patches.
Four of us me up for a very pleasant day of sewing and lunch. Judi with pressing help from Mel put together the DNP batik blocks she and Castle Wall Quilters had made, I finished sewing the blue and white ones and in the afternoon we had a jolly time making maverick triangle variation blocks.
|Blocks of warm and cool colours|
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Our group's raffle quilt will be the same pattern as one I made in 1998 from a pattern by either Sara Nephew or Mary Hickey. I can't remember which as both were included in the book which I've lent to the quilt committee. I have two blocks to do and two to deliver to another member. To help her understand the various versions of the blocks I sent her these pictures of my version.
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Yesterday I boldly cut off the monochromatic binding which made the quilt looked bad and added a red stripy bias single fold one which looks much better. Now I'm enjoying hand stitching.it down watching TV in the evenings.
|Off with it|
|Starting to sew it down =looking better.|
Saturday, 10 February 2018
I finally added the bottom and last border to my Piece of Cake quilt. I've sewn up the joining strip on the back and after the picture was taken added a binding in the black white and grey newsprint fabric. However the binding looks disappointing to say the least and I now plan to rotary cut off the edge of the quilt. I have the leeway to do this as I allowed an extra 1.5" border depth when I squared up the quilt. So on to plan "B" and a red stripey binding. Auditioning my alternatives would have avoided all this but I was in a hurry to finish.
Friday, 9 February 2018
I demonstrated 54-40 or Fight which is included in our raffle quilt but beforehand there was Show and Tell:
|Pauline's project from Judi Kirk's hexagon workshop last Saturdat.|
|Another one from Pauline|
|Mary I with quilt top for a soon to be born nephew|
|Valentine wreath made by Debbie|
|Fans and plates made by the beginner class.|