Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rip Van Winkle

Well, that was a good break.

No, I haven't packed up my quilting gear and gone home.  I'm still playing.    Here is my version of Bonnie Hunter's 2013 mystery quilt "Celtic Solstice".  Not yet quilted.

 I know I'm not the only one who has gone AWOL.  While I was away I kept an eye on blogworld;  I just didn't feel like socialising much.  But now I do and I hope you'll forgive the long absence and come back and visit me.

Most of my quilting time has been taken up finishing old projects:

My 3" tumbler quilt.  I used my domestic sewing machine to quilt it myself.  Nothing too ambitious, just outline quilting.

The back of my quilt is interesting.  I had a few left over tumblers so I thought I'd use them up instead of just throwing them into a shoebox along with some other orphan blocks.

Lining them up with the tumblers on the front of the quilt proved beyond me.  But I still like the back.

And of course, there have been some starts too.  The quilt below is for my cousin's first grandson, Finlay.  I'll be visiting family in Yorkshire and Northumberland soon.

I am still financially supporting the fabric manufacturers and the shops.  And a few publishing houses as well. 


Janet O. said...

Ah, Liz, I had wondered what had happened to you. Welcome back. You have shared some wonderful scrap quilts here.
Love tumbler quilts! That is a lot of little tumblers! I made a queen size quilt once of tumblers, but I don't know if they were that small.
Is that the Charming Addition pattern in your last photo?

Sharon said...

So good to hear from you. Funny, I just looked at your blog yesterday, going through old lists. Welcome back. I've been hand quilting BTCT, makes for boring blog posts. I LOVE the tumbler piece, well done!

Cardygirl said...

Nice to "see" you! Love the tumblers.

Janet said...

It's lovely to see what you've been up to. I love your tumbler quilt and Finlay's plus quilt looks great. The amount of piecing in the mystery quilt scares me a bit, it turned out fabulous.

Julie Fukuda said...

As long as you come back with all that beautiful work, I guess you can take as long as you need.

Dawn said...

So nice to hear from you. Glad you were spending time stitching and supporting the industry!