Monday, 21 November 2011

On the hoop!

This is the aspect  of  quiltmaking that I love best - quilting - for me it brings a quilt to life. From 2D to 3D if you like. Making the quilt top was not as straight forward as I had hoped. Stitching 128 blocks together is not without problem Accuracy is the key! And I'm not sure my skills handle that very well but hey ho the end result looks quite acceptable I think. As I say to my quilting friends -  minor imperfections add to the quilt's charm!! When I have finished I'll post a blog of the finished product. Look out for the back aspect. I've used some leftover sraps to take away some of the plainness. Still thinking of the quilt title.......Tan tro nesa (till next time)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mum's Colour Palette

Helo pawb (hello everyone)
I've had great fun (ask Janet) piecing together this next quilt!! Getting the 'spread of colour' right caused me headache but in the end like so many things in life, it's all a matter of confidence! So here's the palette I have chosen. There are 128 differnt fabrics mostly from my own stash but contributions were gratefully received from friends too. I have been beavering away with the sewing machine piecing it together and hopefully I will finish that in the next day or two so look out for my next blog....Nos da (good night). Welsh classes going well!!
You might like to look at Janets website. She is a very talented quilter and painter.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Razzmatazz finished result

Well this is the end result. Must admit Im really pleased with the outcome. Started on the next quilt which is for my mother's Christmas. Good job she doesn't 'do' computers otherwise there wouldn't be much of a surprise now would there! Look out for the colour palette in my next blog Now that I am a trifle more efficient on the computer you may not have to wait so long either!! Tan tro nesa (till next time as they say in Welsh!)