Hands up if you remember the IBM Golfball Selectric. If you don't, it was the typewriter before word processing. The best thing about it was that you could push a key and it would delete a whole slew of mistaken letters or phrases. Revolutionary for its time. Could someone please invent a similar machine for sewing? It would be better than using the seam unpicker. Here is the project in question
It is an old project started in a class with Karen Cunningham. Click on the photo to get a better idea of the pattern. I still like it a lot and fully intend to finish it. Karen called her quilt "Buttercup" and surrounded this centre with an applique border. She has just started her own blog and coincidentally there is a picture of the complete "Buttercup" beautifully made by Lyn Leighton. Go over and look at Karen's blog. I am sure there will be many more gorgeous projects to come.
My dilemma is that I never felt like making the applique border. So instead I have decided to remove the setting triangles and border and just add approximately 50 more blocks
Then all that will remain is to work out how to finish it off. So that is my current project.
Yesterday I took some time off from my present day job of skiing down the slopes of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Instead, with my older son as navigator, I set off for the town of Golden and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. I was disappointed to discover that I had just missed an exhibition featuring red and green applique quilts. My luck turned good though when I hit the LQS to discover a 20% off fabric sale. A quick stop at CK Media to check out their quilt gallery and then I persuaded agreeable son to travel into Denver with me for the SewExpo.
It was a great day. We covered almost 400km in the snow. I discovered a HUGE fascination for Batik amongst the locals, almost to the exclusion of other types of fabrics. Is that the same all over the US with only little pockets of modern and outposts of reproduction fabric?
Well the slopes are calling.