Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Looking for the F in Quilting

A while back I had to search for the joy of patchwork, but recently I have been able to put the fun back.  I really enjoyed the Sue Ross blocks, but I auditioned so many fabrics for only 16 blocks, that there seemed to be enough left over for another quilt top.



All the pieces except the border fabric, setting triangles and squares  were already cut.   I am proud to say that I found them in my stash.  I bought soooo much fabric for Sue's blocks (wish I knew the name of her quilt) that I was shamed into using the offcuts and raiding the stash for this one.  In design, I followed the KISS rule.  It wasn't hard to put it together.   In fact, it was fun.

On the knitting front, I seem to have created my first woollen UFO.  I have knitted all the way to the neck, joined the shoulder seams and started picking up stitches for the collar. 

But it looks horrible.  No photo - too mortifying!

I will have to unpick it carefully and try again.  So the red jumper is making its way temporarily into my UFO cupboard that is mistaken by some as a vast and apparently expanding black hole.

The S quilt is being quilted bit by bit.


Apologies for blog torpor.  Life is getting in the way.

14 comments:

Sharon said...

OMG, your hand quilting is FABULOUS! Your stitches are so even. Lovely!

Julie Fukuda said...

I wanted to stitch my daughter's runner with pearl cotton and bigger stitches ... and might have If I could have made stitches as even as yours!

LynCC said...

Love how you're quilting the S quilt. Wait a minute!! You're doing it by hand? Awesome!

Janet O. said...

That is nice quilting--I like the pattern and the quality of your stitch.

Nicky said...

Great little quilt - I really love it and well done for using your stash! The S quilt it a gem and I'm glad you are quilting it by hand - loving it some more I guess! It is still an awesome quilt and you could do some maverick stitching in a bit of blue...?

Crispy said...

Sweet little quilt and kudos for shopping in your stash to make it. I'm sorry to hear that your jumper didn't come out correctly, I'm sure you will tackle it again when the mood strikes.

Don't worry about the blogging thing, we all get slow at it at times....it is great to hear from you though :0)

Crispy

Dawn said...

Nice quilt - I mean quilts! How exciting to be quilting on the 'S'.
Beautiful colors.

Adri said...

your hand quilting is stunning! cant wait to see it finished.

Carol G said...

Love how you are quilting your Ss.

Cheri said...

Oh my goodness you have a beautiful quilting stitch. I like how you are changing the thread color on the different sections. I feel for you about the knitting project, sometimes things just don't go as planned, let it live in the cupboard a while, it may look better than you think the next time you run across it.

*karendianne. said...

This is my first visit… where have I been all this time?! What a delight. What a treat. Warmly, *karendianne.

Joan said...

Life always has a way of creeping up on us - I am glad you had fun again.

Sarah Martin said...

Wow. Gorgeous quilting stitches. Dang. I wish mine looked half as good!

Sharon said...

Great job! I admire the work of another handquilter. Excellent stitches.

Sharon
The "Babyquiltlady"