Thursday, 6 April 2017

17ufosin2017 March update

Well I've managed to tip over into the next month again, this could be recurring pattern but at least I'm blogging once a month 😊
For March I completed the Chester County Criswell Quilt top and I was very happy with the saw tooth border. Not a great pic taken quickly the night before it was whisked off to the quilter.

I had some trouble choosing and finding enough of a fabric for the backing, these were some options...

The paisley at the top won by a clear majority popular vote. I can't wait to get this quilt back and sew on the binding.

I've also been plugging away at the Value Proposition Quilt, by stamping out the 338 hexies required for the centre pathway. 

I am managing to achieve the desired look of a subtle change between the path around the rosettes and the centre path.

A squishy package arrived from the Temulca Quilt Company...

I have been inspired by other bloggers like Susan, Hilda and Marian with their beautiful hand quilting and so I think I might have a go at quilting the Value Proposition Quilt by hand (eek!). I thought this kit would be a good starting point - wish me luck!

We had a G'nT Sisters retreat last weekend so I've been working on "that" quilt (no, not Dear Jane). It's the one where we are all making a version that combines Jeanna Kimball appliques with pieced blocks. 

I decided to use newsprint for the applique blocks but it's been such a challenge finding fabrics that will show on this that I'm going to call my quilt 'Reading the Fine Print'.

This house block is my current favourite (I even managed to sneak in some broderie perse)

For the 17ufosin2017 Challenge I've been trying to just work on 2-3 projects. I did a bit of applique on the December block for my Vases of Flowers wall quilt. I'm a bit over the tiny pieces involved and I can't find the perle cotton I've been using for the embroidery...anyway it's something to pick up now and then.

Happy sewing and I'll see you at the end of the month, let's see if I can make it by the 30th of April 30th?!?