Wednesday, 27 January 2016

A Quilt

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As I mentioned in my last post I put this quilt top together in 2010. I thought you might like to see how I put it together. 

I began with some strips...

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...and turned them into blocks.

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I then "floated" the blocks in some free form, randomly pieced borders.

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At the time (that would be back in 2010) I painted a backing fabric, and put together the quilt sandwich. I even used up the scraps and pieced together the binding. 
I don't know exactly why things stalled at that point. It may have been because other thing took priority. It may have been because I wasn't sure how to quilt it, or it may have been because I didn't relish the thought of wrangling it through my other machine.

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Whatever the reason I am doing it now and here is another block :D

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Thursday, 21 January 2016

Apparently..

... blogs are on the way out

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the start of a new piece

This does seem to be borne out by the fact that when I do get the time to look at my chosen blog feed reader the numbers of published posts does seem to be a lot less than they used to be.

finished background

Without wanting to sound too British and complain about the weather, one of the reasons that I haven't done a lot of blogging recently is because whenever I have wanted to take a photograph it has just been so dark and gloomy (see first and second photo!) and so the image was just something that I didn't want to share here.
I think that the truth for me is that I don't really have a lot to say as such, preferring to let my work speak for itself and that of course is so much easier to do with just images on other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and this is another reason for not blogging so much.

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Having said all that I do intend on continuing to blog and while there will be the odd post of self promoting (the thing I find the most uncomfortable, but necessary part of my blogging) I will be endeavouring to keep things fresh and interesting.

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The first thing that I want to tell you is that I purchased a new sewing machine at the end of last year.
I am practicing and putting it through it's paces by quilting a UFO that I made back in 2010. There will be more info about that to come, along with my attempting to finish my Alternative Trip Around the Block. 
I also want to tell you about an event that I am really excited about and if you cannot wait take a look here.
Now back to the machine for a bit more stitching!

Thanks for reading..

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