Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I don’t know about quilt jail but I certainly feel like I am in computer jail. Still no laptop, and this antique desktop is struggling. How did we survive before we had fast, reliable computers? Maybe we are too spoilt these days.
So I made another Dear Jane block. After months of nothing, this one was so easy really, I don’t know why I waited.
I’m not too displeased with it, considering the bars on the jail are only 1/4” wide when finished.
Monday, 20 May 2013
Alas, I still have no lap top so I can’t transfer any more of my new stuff to show you, so I’ve dug into the depths and found a bit more show and tell.
This is a fairly horrid, scanned photo so it doesn’t get any better than that colour-wise. I gave this away, so I can’t retake my photo.
This was a design by Michelle Hill of William Morris fame – it’s a shame the photo isn’t a better one because the colours in this one were rich and luscious. One of those quilts that pained me to let go even though I was making it specifically for a gift.
I loved it so much I made it again. This one had slightly different colours, but was equally as rich and luscious. I gave this one away too.
There were actually no such thing as digital cameras when I took these photos. Or if there were, they would have been horrendously expensive and huge. I’m thinking I made these quilts in about 2000, and they remain one of my favourite designs. Perhaps I’ll have to make it again and keep this one.
Michelle Hill has made many lovely designs since this one, and I encourage you to go and look at her blog for some more inspiration.
Friday, 17 May 2013
Okay. Everyone has seen my last post. So that works.
Now let’s try a photo. Hold your breath.
This isn’t one of mine. It somehow ended up in the bags of shop samples we had left over when we left our shop. I think it was made by one of our lovely helpers over the years. We had lots of helpers, and lots of left over bags of quilts. Bags and bags and bags.
I have never tried crazy patch work, not proper with stitching and charms and the like. One day maybe I will.
This is why the list of UFOs never goes down. Too many inventive people over the centuries inventing clever ways to cut up fabric and sew it back together.
Just a quick show and tell tonight. Will it publish? Hold your breath.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Sunday, 5 May 2013
I’ve been UFO’ing today.
I was supposed to make 100 of these:
Instead, I made 100 of these:
Do you ever do that? In the completion of one UFO, you inadvertently create a second one?
Happens to me all the time.
Thursday, 2 May 2013
I’ve been plodding along slowly on my Grandmother’s Choice blocks, and photographed them all to show. I just got a new parcel of reproductions so I have some more delicious reds and greens to add to the mix. I’m so far away from being caught up with these that it’s not funny but at the end of the day, that doesn’t really bother me. These are in no particular order, because to be in order would mean that the blogger is organised - and you know me well enough by now to understand how that isn’t likely!
And the fifteen I have completed, all together.
It is quite funny really just how much the fabric changes colour with photography and computer variances. Some look like they don’t really go together, but they do – truly.
If I have a clear run, I may sew another block tomorrow. But I’m treating myself to a hair cut and colour, and I doubt I’ll be home all day! Oh the life of a mother with two children at school. Pure Bliss!