Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Helen's RR start...

I have been flicking through mags for inpiration and was struck by the photo above in a copy of American Patchwork and Quilting. Its a quilt by a lady called Kaye England. The inscription read "this large scale, mid 19th century example is typical of the time period. One features a coneflower and the other a pomegrantae." So I used the pomegrantae one as my inspiration. When I sketched it out though it got the Daz thumbs down though as it reminded him of somthing else, maybe something not that appropriate and looking at it, he was right so I changed it into a tulip motif. Went for a red, white and black colour scheme, which is unlike my usual pallett but all the quilts I am ohhhhing and ahhhhhing at the moment have white in them.

I had decided to machine blanket stitch this one, make it look a bit slicker. I'm half way through so far, should get it finished before flying out on Sunday to sunny Sydney!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Your choice, Helen!

I was going to turn this into a square with more background fabric to look rather as it does in the photo, but Helen, it's up to you whether you would like me to leave it as a hexagon for a challenge!
Joy and Helen, do we get a peek at your designing/piecing?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Off to a great start!

OK, by common consensus, the new posting date for the Round Robin centres is Friday 14th March. For now we'll try to stick to the rest of the mailing dates - HA!

I have been up cutting lots more tiny holes in my navy, pale blue and silver fabrics.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Curved Pieces

These are the materials I have come up with...It didn't use much to make the block so now I have to decide how much to send on with the quilt and what to keep back for finishing it off when I get it back...might have to ask the others for their opinions.

And then the fun began...also some unpicking but not too much. I've decided I'm not very good at curved piecing...but I still have lots to do so I might get better....maybe?!?!
Pieces cut out...layed out to see how they look...

In pieces...starting to take shape
The first finished block...


Here are the rest of the pieces cut out ready to join...after this picture was taken, I tried to sew piece number 8 on....I then realised that I'd cut them out backwards....the template must have been flipped over but I didn't realise cause an 8 is an 8 backwards too!! So I had to trace and cut the pale blue circles again...bummer

This is two finished triangles sewen together

It will only work out tobe about 54 pieces....no where near Emma's tally!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

372

That's how many pieces will be in my centre!