This week our project was to make a small quilt. There were also samples done too, but I’ve been too busy to think about taking pictures of them (I will if I remember at some point). One of the techniques I have fallen in love with is the “Corded Log Cabin” patch. That was one of those samples that I forgot to take a picture of, but you will see it in my next post about the second week of textile manipulation.
So when I was looking for a small quilt to do, nothing really jumped out at me. I eventually found one that I liked, but it was far too big to do in such a short time. That’s where I had to bust out the pencil crayons and graph paper and alter it to my liking. The thing that really appealed to me about this quilt was the illusion of the patches being intertwined. I love the look of Celtic knots and things woven and twisted, so of course this quilt spoke to me. So the construction process begins…
The pattern I have drawn out. It’s colour coded to know how many pieces of each colour I need to cut out
The selected fabrics (If I do this patch again, I would probably change the lavender to a brighter colour. I’d also like to see what it looks like on a darker background)
The finished patch
I still have to bind and quilt it. That will happen eventually. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Once again, as painful as planning can be, it sure was worth it!
I completed the patchwork part of my niece’s quilt. Each patch is different. I plan on having the 9 patch and an equally sized John Deere patch with sashing made of the same fabric as the backing. I think it’s going to look pretty cool. I know my niece is going to love it, so that’s all that counts 🙂
I started my niece’s birthday quilt today. I won’t have it finished by her party, but I don’t think it’s unrealistic to have the top done 🙂
I still owe my brother and sister-in-law a wedding quilt. But the right one hasn’t jumped out at me yet. It’s funny how I used to roll my eyes when people talked about artists’ methods and inspiration. Now I get it lol
I guess it hasn’t been as long as I thought between posts. I had run up my data plan on my phone pretty good last month, so updating kinda took a back seat. I’m at Mom’s now, so I MAY be “borrowing” her wireless connection. On that note, I gotta say damn you you stupid, cheap big corporation Canadian ISP’s. Putting a cap on our net service? That is so wrong… I’m gonna go to my happy place now…
I just have one sleeve left on the tractor sweater! I’m on fire. Considering how much I’ve had going on in the last couple of wks, I’m rather impressed. I think it’s a combination between the bamboo needles which makes me more aerodynamic and built for speed and the part where I got faster. I think it’s funny that my hands are flying faster than my brain is prepared for! Hehehe
I picked up some more fabric today for my niece’s John Deere quilt. I’m really excited about working on it! I’m hoping to have it done for her birthday. I’ll be able to have the top done at least. I know she’s going to love it 🙂
I got some pretty funky yarn today. It’s almost like a chenille. It’s going to knit up quickly. I’m making a baby blanket out of it. I think I’m going to take a break from the sweater and work on that tonight. I have to cast on stitches for the sleeve, so the blanket will require less brain power. After the week I’ve had, the less thinking I have to do tonight, the better.
I did two table runner prototypes for SR’s table at Minden’s Festival of Trees in November last week. I will be working on another one this week. I have to get it right before the end of the month. I just hope “some” ppl get their act together to work with the rest of the team (right Bea?! Hehehe) I’m just going to keep the faith.
These are patches 4 and 5 that I have made for the RSD Awareness Quilt. For more info, here’s the link to what it’s all about: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=146703535349522
It started out as a promise to a friend. It’s become bigger than that. And I have this feeling it will be getting even bigger…
I will go into more detail later on about this wonderful project. I just wanted to get this posted so that I don’t fall too far behind. I have HUGE news too 😀