Finished it! This one now doesn’t belong in the list of UFO’s! An easy table runner to construct (using the ‘Accuquilt’ half hexagon die), and quilted with straight lines. A project of the PP’s.
This reminded me of childhood summers spent at the beach gazing out across the water at the horizon. Some days the water was dark and stormy, others a clear calm blue, or whipped up and foamy on a hot north wind day.
It is not an easy task to name a quilt. It can be as easy as putting a pin in a dictionary, or as hard as getting centres to meet in a mariners compass! What helps you come up with names for your quilts?
UFO’s also sorted!
Oh, woke up and just knew I was in the mood for some sorting and tidying up! Two days later and the UFO’s are in their boxes, labelled and stored – with thanks to DH who suggested and put up extra shelves in his / our shed. Well it did help to give him back some of his space after-all! Threads were first because that task was just about already complete. The ‘Signatures’, the ‘Aurafils’, the ‘Wonderfils’, the ‘King Stars’ from ‘Embroidery Source’, and the ‘Mettlers’ – all protected from dust and at hand!
Threads sorted by brand.
Fabric here, there, and everywhere! As I’m a fan of Joen Wolfrom’s colour theory, the fat quarters and bigger pieces are sorted into the 24 colours. This highlights colours I’ve used and the colours that are missing from the palette. Themed fabrics and panels have their own space on the shelves.
All sorted – yay!
After looking at all those UFO boxes, where do I start? What approach do you think works best?
Our little group of wonderful patchwork buddies, ‘Pascoe Patchers’, met at our local shop ‘Patchworks Unlimited’ to do a class making a Celtic table runner by Zoe Clifton. All was very quiet with concentration – and an occasional exclamation of ‘ouch’ – as appliqué pins made cartwheel patterns!
Cartwheeling applique pins!
The background colour is actually green – the lighting at home changes according to how much sunlight comes throughout the diffused roof panels in DH’s shed – slowly being taken over to become ‘my studio’ – but that’s another story!
Bias is now sewn down.
After stitching, this photo was taken on an overcast day, so the colour looks washed out. Same camera, same setting, so annoying!
Next step is to do the quilting. I’m going to use Wondefil Spaghetti 12wt thread, just waiting for it to arrive at my local shop.
Patchwork of the Crosses: Block 1
Here is my board about Lucy Boston’s patchwork pattern, ‘Patchwork of the Crosses’. One of my current patchwork projects is making this block the non-traditional way, instead of EPP (English Paper Piecing) I’m using acrylic templates. I like the design stage of swapping the patches in the block to make so many different variations. The sewing is the easy part.