29 February 2020
24 February 2020
My kind of slow stitching
Slow stitching...for me, is an improv piece that takes forever to progress.
Four years ago, our Wednesday night group had a purple challenge. It started with dark and light "purple" fence rail pieces. Two members have finished their quilts..
OK, two out of 12!!!
I keep plugging along..
I have two of the purple challenge pieces going...Starting to love it.
Slowly, Even by machine.
This photo shows the addition of another border.
Maps Quilt Finished!
Another AHIQ challenge quilt done and dusted! This one was part of the Maps prompt. Not much of a map really, but loosely based off an idea that maps and I don't always get along, especially the GPS kind. They tell me to turn right and I always, always turn right AFTER the turn instead of where I'm supposed to, so then I end up going in circles.
Then that got me to thinking that I'm so much better with directions that include landmarks etc. Which led to thinking about the kind of directions that a local can give and well... this quilt just came to be.
It's very simple but hopefully effective in telling its story. You can read more about this quilt and how it came to be on my latest post. So happy to see this one finished up and ready to use. As always, I am very pleased to see one of the AHIQ prompts leading me down yet another creative ally with good results. Will have to think harder about the hourglass prompt and see what crops up....
|Started as a U&U Interpretation and morphed into|
an excellent Maps challenge quilt
11 February 2020
Hourglass tutorial and progress
I decided to use Sujata Shah's method of making improv hourglass blocks. Here is a quick tutorial. I layered two 9" blocks of fabric with both facing up.
07 February 2020
I have made a number of quilts using improvisational techniques. Most of them have been small baby quilts for a local children's organization. I was hoping they would be Scrap busters, but the scrap basket remains full and overflowing.
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