Friday, May 18, 2012
Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2012
Pink and green, pink and yellow two of my favorite color combinations. A couple moves ago I was part of a small group of quilters; we met every week for conversation, coffee and stitching. We worked on our own projects but we also did some round robin quilts and sometimes chose a pattern and we each made our own inturpertaion of that quilt. This quilt is from Kim Diehl's book Simple Blessings we each made our own quilt with our choice of fabrics. Kim's directions use half square triangles for the spools. I used the Y seam because it isn't that difficult come back again for a tutorial next week. There are 100 spools I used more than 50 fabrics, there are pairs of some spools but not all. When I am old and feeble and curled up in this quilt I will play brain games and try to match all the spools. I puzzled for a long time over how to machine quilt this and a couple years ago I took a machine quilting class and asked the instructor, a professional quilter, she said I really should hand quilt it in each of the spools. So I am hand quilting. Last winter I hand quilted every Tuesday night during NCIS and White Collar but some nights there was just too much action to get much quilting done, it is amazing how much I can do during a commercial break. I only have 18 spools left to do but then I wonder if I should quilt the background fabric and I have all those geese to stitch inside. I will probably do a chain design or a rope in the borders.
Linking up to http://amyscreativeside.com/2012/05/18/bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2012/
Happy Quilting, Ann