11 Feb 2013
8 Feb 2013
So Linda is doing a mystery quilt! I’m quite excited and the first clue sends us to find fabric in the following format: light, medium, dark and accent. I don’t have the yardage, so I went through my stash (it’s meager compared to other stashes I’ve seen and some of these fabrics were bought a decade ago!) and pulled out these choices.
I’m still undecided on my medium values, so I may go through my blues and purples for another option.
What do you think? Too disparate on the colour wheel? Not sure which one is the accent?
8 Feb 2013
- The binding looks terrible. I hand-sewed it on and it is so wrinkled!
- I didn’t sew the patches using a scant quarter-inch and on the smaller patches, I should have gone further out. The block size was smaller and the whole rug much less than straight.
- My quilting doesn’t look particularly good. Perhaps I needed to stabilize it in a frame after all.
7 Feb 2013
So last year, there was a sale on some DIY kits at Alabama Chanin and I just couldn’t resist ordering the swing skirt. I chose peacock fabric and slate thread. I’ve sewn the first panel (out of four), and have just started to cut out the centers. Three more to go and a mystery quilt on top of that!!
I really need more hours in the day for all my projects!
6 Feb 2013
I’m in the middle of quilting my applecore baby quilt and it is coming along nicely. I decided to echo quilt in one direction which is great because I don’t have to mark it!
Hopefully, I’ll be done with the quilting in the next couple of weeks and onto the task of binding!
1 Sep 2012
So I finally sat down to have a play with EQ7 and some Inklingo shapes. I received a newsletter from Accuquilt (part of my initial research into better template-makers before I found Inklingo) a while ago with this quilt featured:
I saw it and thought the design was interesting and probably Inklingo-able. So I opened up EQ7 to redraw the quilt (and change the colors to something that suited me better) and while calculating all the shapes, I discovered that this is a variation on the 9″ Storm at Sea!
And then there was this cute pattern in another newsletter from Fat Quarter Shop:
I halved the size to see if it could be completely Inklingo-able, but there are some shapes that aren’t for sale.
I recoloured it and I’m calling it Rainbow Crayons.
Then I went back to the Inklingo site for the Drunkard’s Path EQ file and played with the block. I call this Colour Tabs.