so What have I been doing for the past few weeks?
It has been a whirlwind of ‘things’–family, work, fun!
I joined two quilt guilds; one in Louisiana and another north of here. Both of them have quilt-a-longs and I very much enjoy these.
The first one is a series of blocks; the finished piece is not available for view but I chose a background fabric of a white with tiny blue flowers and picked out some other blues to go with it. Here are the first three blocksl
and on the bottom left is the first of many for a charity quilt–the pieces were all cut out–and I am just hte seamstress—so very obviously ‘not my colors’. You can also see all the threads on my design wall recently recovered with a black felt–the other one has a mid gray and you will see that one next.
The guild in Louisiana has an annual President’s challenge. This year it is a mystery quilt with directions published every other month. Here is the center.
That green dot is my ‘background’ but I will also use some dark avocado green as I’m not sure I have enough to finish the quilt.
And then I am working on the Block of the Month from the Quilt Show–it is ‘Garden Party Down Under’ and features both applique (mostly) and some piecing. I am using a patterned linen as my background fabric–and hope I bought enough of it and using some hand-dyed solids and other prints. I am trying my hand at machine applique–not my strongest suit—but giving it a try. This quilt like the previous two Quitl Show block of the month’s will become wedding quilt gifts for grandchildren—I will have two more to go after this one–but have my eye on one that might work. But then I really want to get back to some art-work.
Oooo – I REALLY like that block from the President challenge. So dynamic in the fabrics you chose.