Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
It's time for the second quarter challenge. The months of April, May and June will be filled with free motion quilting on my domestic machine. I have picked three projects.
The first thing I want to finish is what I said I would finish last quarter, Celtic Solstice. Now I am nearly there. I will finish this quilt top. I have 6 more rows to go of 11.
I finished this quilt about a year ago. I really want to get it done and on a bed.
I finished this quilt, um, like, 3 years ago. I want it done. Done!
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Seriously, what was I thinking... Celtic Solstice by Bonnie Hunter. I, of course, had chose the large size rather than the small size. Again, what was I thinking. When I did an internet search I saw that most people did the small size. This was with good reason. This is one big quilt. All those pieces that make up the the 3 1/2 inch squares that the quilt is built with. Yikes. Not to say that other quilts aren't time consuming. But tell me why did I pick it for this quarterly challenge. That's what I want to know. But here it is. Nearly finished. I got as far as I could go in the time frame and believe me I worked on it.
I also chose this one. Again, why did I choose this WITH the Bonnie one. Lessons learned. It did propel me to finish these. This is a pattern I seen on the internet. I have no idea what size squares the person used. I made it my own. I did mine in three 1/2 inch squares. I love how it came out.
The thing with this pattern is that you can only sew it row by row. No pile of blocks waiting to be put together...