Wednesday, 27 February 2008
So here is why I blog:
1. Because fellow quilters AJ and Helen nagged me to, to share my quilting.
2. To show off my quilting!
3. To show off my gorgeous children!
4. Because it's fun.
5. It is a great way for me to record my quilty progress. I had always intended to journal my quilting, but was just too slack (until a lovely quilting journal came my way in the DIN05 Mummies' Secret Santa on EB!). And it's great for keeping friends and family a bit more up to date with how James and Eleanor are growing - when I get around to updates!
I tag my fellow quilters AJ, Helen and Joy
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
...is hopefully more than 372 in this case.
This is my Round Robin centre. I used one of Paula Nadelstern's snowflake patterns, from her Snowflakes & Quilts book I bought many years ago because I just loved the cover, and without knowing if I would ever attempt one myself. I've enjoyed reading the book several times. As she says in her book, 'the whole is greater than the sum of the parts'. I agree.
So here is the 22" hexagon, just needing the setting triangles to complete the 372 pieces.
Some of the pieces are less than half the size of my little fingernail, which is why I have included some closer images - and I've left them bigger than usual, so you should be able to click on the image to see them in more detail.
UPDATE: HERE is the quilt when it returned to me I'll add more links when I have better photos, and when it's finished.
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
My little helper with my new pins; I'd better keep them away from her!My little helper with some of the new stash:And Emma, here's some you might be interested in:
Saturday, 16 February 2008
But it's going to stay like this for a while. The backing for Leia's quilt has arrived, and now I've done most of the piecing, it's easier to move this off the sewing table to sandwich and quilt what I have ready and waiting.
Friday, 15 February 2008
While I was photographing these, I had an assistant who wanted his material photographing as well: