I haven’t got any major projects to ‘flaunt’ this blog post. Just chipping away at all the things I should be finishing and the list grows. I have to report that I have finished my 21st Century Round Robin Modern Quilt borders.
I was undecided on what to do with the borders – to bag them out – or put a traditional border in various colours matching the quilt. In the end I went with a two colour border, and I ‘m very happy with it. Looking at the photo, it seems to show the border is slightly wobbly – it isn’t! and that it varies in width – it doesn’t!!
The next project I have finished, is one for my patchwork guild’s ‘art quilt group’. One of our clever members Marion, demonstrated how to monotype print. It was the first time I had done anything like this, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Such luck if you managed to get something looking good!! You had no control over what the end product would be – though with time, and experience this would not be the case. We were asked to make something with our samples – and here is my result using two prints and some of my hand dyed fabrics. I have ’embellished’ them with straight line quilting or crosses in Ne 12.
Finally, I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Amanda Daly, a patchwork tutor from New South Wales. We spent a weekend making “Ocean Jewels”. It was relaxed fun class and some speedy sewers managed to get theirs nearly completed in the weekend. However, I am still to put mine together – but will enjoy working on it slowly. It is a bit like a puzzle – some components need to be placed together to make up the final wall quilt.
Oh for some more hours in the day – and time just to sew!