Monday, April 25, 2011

Play time!

Hi all,

It has been over a week of school holidays and public holidays here. So not a huge amount of sewing has been done but I did manage to play a bit!

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This is the first stage of Big Little George, a block by Lynne at Lily’s Quilts.

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This is the block fully pieced. I am halfway through quilting it but my sewing machine has started playing up again….not happy. It doesn’t seem to like free motion quilting.

So during some non-sewing time I came across a challenge by Sarah at The Last Piece, the Naked Bed Challenge!  It sounds interesting but there is only a month left. I have been playing with ideas on EQ and drew up my favourite block. This is the test block on the design wall.

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What do you think? I am unsure about the fabric selection, it is Make Life by Sweetwater. The block will be 16” finished. I think I have a problem with doing blocks in normal size, I seem to always make them smaller or larger!

Fortunately I have been able to borrow my mums spare sewing machine again, so I will be able to finish this quilt off….

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I just picked it up from Christine, she does long arm quilting and is local which is very handy!
 
I hope everyone in Oz has enjoyed the loooong weekend!

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6 comments:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Wow! I love that top block. Purples and grays are NOT my colors, but, WOW!

Oops-Lah said...

Me too, love both your new blocks. I think the second block (for the Naked Bed Challenge) could do with a bit of brighter/darker colours (sorry I'm not really sure what exactly). It could of course also be the crappy computer (it's my daughter's old one I use when I'm here in Switzerland). In any case, you'll better put your skates on if you want to finish a queen size quilt in one month. Good luck;). V x

Debbie said...

Love the first block too, I think you need to change the yellow square blocks to one of the blues you had but that might highlight the background too much, maybe swap the yellow and the green? I am sure you have been playing with it and it will turn out wonderfull.
Deb.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Wow, your quilt blocks look amazing!!

Bree said...

I think if you make the background plain white it will accentuate the shape of the feature pieces. I like it though, kinda looks like a spiky ice cream :)

Sue SA said...

I love the second block, think it will be fine once you get another 8 or 11 to go with it, good luck getting it done in the timeframe though! Oh and I like big blocks, nothing wrong with having your take on a pattern, mine just always end up smaller :( ! Hope you find a good sewing machine mechanic to cure the free motion issue on your machine, happy quilting, Sue SA.