Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Work in progress Wednesday

A week last monday this was my task from Make a list Monday, to complete Mo's challenge unfortunately as I had had a busy week, it was not a Finish on Friday, not last Friday anyway and I have run out of black thread now so need to go shopping. 
I am not sure what to do with it bag, cushion cover?
This was given to me as a top quite a long time ago and will probably be a Linus quilt. I could have gone to town with the quilting but just did quite a simple panto because I learned some lessons on the red and white quilt.
Wonky stars is now bound in red and I quite like it but ....
In real life the backing that I thought was cute, now it is quilted, can be seen as shadow on the front. If I am daft enough to choose a printed backing with a predominantly white top again, I might use a plain white fabric between the backing and the batting or two layers of batting.
It is quite densly quilted with swirls as a practice piece after enrolling on a Craftsy class with Angela Waters. The class was great, Angela is lovely, the quality of the video is excellent but the dense quilting has turned this piece into cardboard. I am going to have to steel myself and see if washing will soften it. Red, black and white humm, if you see a blue cloud over my house later this morning you will know the dye ran and colour catchers were not man enough for the job.
If you have not already tried a Craftsy class here is the page of quilty ones, I can recomend the ones I have tried and have a list of ones I want to do in the future. There are freebie classes and clips so you can see what you will be getting and they are available for ever, no time limit to view.
Nothing beats a quilty get together, but I think these are good value.
Happy quilting

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Black and Gold

I belong to an internet forum of longarm quilters. We were set a challenge several months ago to make a quilt using only two colours. This is my quilt. I made the challenge into a personal multi challenge, to use my least favourite colour, to piece y seams, to use a different binding technique ( I have taken the binding off and put piped binding on since this photo was taken) although I had plenty of notice I was busy during the summer and left myself only a week to complete it before the deadline. The pattern is called Carpenters Wheel and I found a quilt along on this web site.

I quite fancy making another with big oriental prints. Tomorrow is a get together of the longarm quilters group and I shall be leaving it to be displayed at a quilt show in Somerset next month with other quilts from the same challenge.

Till next time, Liz

Monday, 15 October 2012

Make a list Monday

I saw Make a list Monday on another blog and thought it was a really good idea. I often flit about doing a bit of this and a bit of that but not really feeling like I make much progress. I know I have a busy week ahead so my plan is to focus on just one thing this week.
It is a challenge set by Mo at a group I have recently been invited to join. I just have to find some suitable fabrics and get going.
I need a bit of prep time and then I have a hand applique project that would be portable and then maybe if I can find some time to make and put the binding on the red and white wonky stars quilt I could take it with me if I have a few minutes. See this is how it goes.
Tomorrow I will try to post about my challenge quilt  that I have now finished binding, for the second time, and possibly a finish on Friday post.
We will see.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

It works!

Wonky stars just off the machine ready for binding and burying threads. Tomorrow voting ends on a longarm forum photo competition I entered so I will then be able to show my other recent finish. Till then happy quilting Liz

Blogger problems

I have been unable to post pictures to my blog posts so have tried a different method. Hope it works.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

I can finally tell you about the hearts quilt

I have spent the last couple of months busy at the local theatre, doing two shows back to back is not to be recomended I underestimated the time I would spend but it was massive amounts of fun and look forward to doing the next show.  This quilt has been on the machine for far too long but is now returned to its owner and I can now blog about it.

Many of the blocks were made by a group and put together with more blocks and a center panel by another group and I have quilted it. Sylvia asked for clam shells so I put them in the center for her, it was very time consuming, I hope she likes it.
I think the plan is to raffle it for a cancer charity around Valentines day, I will let you all know when I find out.
I do have another quilt to show but it will have to wait till later in the month as it is part of a competition with an on line group I belong to. Entries were supposed to be secret but someone has already guessed my work, perhaps it has something to do with my love/obsession with feathers. Ha!
Till next time
Liz X