Wednesday, 25 November 2009

top 3/4 finished

Strips sewn - they are laid on a navy backing which I will use as the edge pieces.


i am liking the contrast of navy sashing and bright blues - i think the navy thread for quilting will darken these down and pull the whole thing together

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Sunday, 22 November 2009

pieces cut (mostly)

Fabric cut - there's enough for 6 strips - about 5 and 3/4 inches wide. variable lengths from 2 to 4 and 1/2 inches. I love not having a pattern - but how hard is it to get the strips random - and looking random... there will be some rearranging no doubt - but i feel like it will be flowing as the tones are all complimentary (even if in the photo they may appear not to be)

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Friday, 20 November 2009

back to business

I realised that it had crept up on me when I didn't even feel like sewing any more!! I have been feeling really under the weather. Who'd have thought sinuses could give so much grief - not me - till now....

Anyhooo I am feeling so much better that the new project has started. I am using the sample books again


The plan is to have a blue quilt ....with dark blue sashing .... and even quilt in blue thread. I am feeling my way with colour and texture ( the anniversary quilt gave me some confidence!)

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The back will be navy panels with splashes of colour. this is the first strip/coin quilt I have tried - so wish me luck...