I have finished bock #15 for my Comfort Quilt - only one more to go!
I'm always disappointed with my photos of this quilt, they just don't seem to do the fabrics justice. I'm sure they look more interesting in real life.
So I'll try some close-ups...
I was really hoping to finish block #16 and have all the blocks done this weekend :(
But I have been a bit distracted lately...
Yes - I have finally discovered English Paper Piecing!!!
I had long admired the hexie purses that Susan and Hilda had made so when I saw that there was a workshop for one of these at this year's AQC I thought 'Great!' However when I went to register I discovered you could only take this class if you registered for the whole two days dinner etc at over $700 - forget it!! When I was lamenting over this at our last Friday night threaders session Kaye had the Sue Daley kit on hand with offers of help so I was sold. I thought tumblers would be easier for a beginner and the Japanese fabrics + from the Comfort Quilt would be perfect.
I've been wondering how to quilt the Comfort Quilt and recently saw Akiko Ike's gorgeous work in the latest Quiltmania - just stunning.
So the question is do I try and replicate this look with some hand 'big stitch quilting' and Sashiko thread? I think it would look fabulous but then again I've been working on this quilt for ages and would just like it finished...hmmm. I'll see how I feel when I finish the last block. What do you think???
The weather, short days and my little Japanese maple say that we are well and truly into autumn and almost into winter.