Sunday, 30 October 2011

It's been a while!

Oh, my poor neglected blog, it's been a while hasn't it? Where does the time go? I can never understand people who say they are bored and have nothing to do - I don't have enough hours in the day to do what I want to do.

Anyway, I am here, for now anyway.

The quilt frame is empty at the moment, although I am determined to crack on with some Christmas presents this week. I have a quilt that I want to quilt ready to go, and one in pieces that will be another one. So my plan is to get on with those as soon as I can.

Work wise, I have a half square triangle workshop this week, which I am looking forward to. Love half square triangles! They are so versatile. Then it is just the Christmas Table Runner workshops before Christmas - they are always a hoot.

This is a project that has been on the go for at least two years, if not more. It is for my Mother-in-law, a wall hanging. Hand pieced stars, that were then appliqued onto a background. Is it just me who uses kitchen bowls for quilting?? This project would have been finished before now, but I was really struggling as to how I was going to quilt it. I would pull it out and look at it and wonder what to do, loose interest and it would get put away again.

When I eventually decided it was quite simple really. Large interlocking circles around the outside of the stars, with stipple quilting in the spaces they create between them. This kitchen bowl turned out to be exactly the right size.....

My pin cushion then proved to be the right size for the curves on the stars themselves.

Who needs all those fancy quilting tools????