Saturday, 25 May 2013
Two more blocks are made and two more prepared for stitching.
Then there is just one to go - how cool is that.
I am pleased with the progress.
But the plan I had for the alternate blocks isn't going to work as these blocks
are already on point and the plan I had needed them straight! Oh darn.
Back to re-designing - not to worry. I haven't done any cutting or sewing
of the pieced blocks.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
You may remember my previous Taupe Challenge Post on 2 April - well this is
the second one. We have to make a 9" square piece each month and each
of the nine people in the group get to set the topic. I was up first for Month 1
and chose "Leaves No Flowers".
Month two was Cindy's turn to choose a topic and she chose "A Pieced Block".
This is my month two piece.
This is my month two piece.
As you can see I am working n a specific colour palette. I really enjoyed the
embroidery that I did down each seam line. Now it is off to think about the
coming month. We will be exhibiting them at the shop at the end of the year, so
you will be able to see what everyone else did and of course they do look so much
better in real life - a photo is good but not that good.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
I have two more blocks made in my collection of 1930s fabrics.
They really are so very quirky these blocks, but I love them. I will need to start thinking
about the pieced blocks that I want to use alternating with these applqiue blocks.
I now have eight blocks made and need four more. Back soon with more.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
I am really loving making these 1930s blocks. It is such a change to be working
with these fresh vibrant prints.
I have broken down the pink appliqe flowers above and have made them as
individual petals rather than one piece. It has made those narrow dips easier.
Don't you just love these fabrics.
Back to the ironing board now to get another block prepared with freezer paper.
Back soon, Robyn.
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
I spent the last weekend at The Auckland Quiltmakers' annual show - I think it was the
best one we have put for several years. There were so many innovative and exciting
quilts, a nice balance of large bed quilts and small art wall pieces.
I put in four quilts - two large bed quilts and two wall pieces. The bed ones were by
Japanese Applique based around Yoko Saito's Applique blocks that you have
seen on previous posts (5 September 2012 for the finished quilt) and this one just finished.
I am sorry the photo isn't better - I couldn't get close enough for my flash to work well
and then be able fit the whole quilt in, so there is a bit of shadow across the top of the quilt.
This my Small Works piece. We had this exhibition as part of our Show this year instead
of a separate event in a local gallery. This piece is small - 14" by 17".
It is called "New Zealand My Home, Japan my Inspiration".
I live in New Zealand and wouldn't live anywhere else, but my quilting inspiration
comes mostly from Japan. Hence the pohutukawa and kowhai flower from
my home country and the others from Japan.
I have made it with painted sections and embroidery.
The other wall piece was my Embroidered Flower Garden that you have
also seen before on 17 January 2013 as a finished piece.