I've been following Wonkyworld quite closely in recent days. He has an album quilt that is remarkable, particularly for its dense quilting. Back in 1996, I made a Piecemakers Calendar quilt that I echo quilted
around a few of the blocks.
For complicated reasons I can't show you the whole quilt
but here are 3 of the 12 blocks. If you haven't seen Bill's quilt at Wonkyworld, you won't be disappointed by visiting his blog.
On another note, I have picked up the project that Faye has been working on. I hadn't sewn anything on it for quite some time and when I decided to do a few more blocks, I wasn't sure which background homespun I had previously used. Fortunately, I had a piece of background with its selvedge and a applique block. Luckily for me it was just a matter of comparing the little hole pattern made on the selvedge from the manufacturing process. Now I have written on the pattern AND on the fabric in case it takes a few more years to get back to this project.
Finally, I thought I'd share with you a quilt that took a long time between start and finish. It is a blue "Seven Sisters" pattern and I made it hard because every single blue patch is from a different fabric.
There are 18 full blocks and 6 half blocks on this quilt and it is hand pieced.
As you can imagine I have a big stash of blues now. I had this quilt machine quilted because I didn't want to attempt to hand quilt the white-on-white fabric. I don't know for sure but I bet it would have increased resistance because of the paint. This quilt now lives with my niece and her husband.
While it looks like I haven't been particularly busy, there is a new block #4 over at the cherry tree group and I have machined pieced a further 10 blocks and only have 34 more to go!