21 March 2012

Liberated Quilters

Deep breath... I have taken the plunge to join the Liberated Round Robin.  After originally thinking I don't have time (and yeah, probably don't! lol), and, after reading and seeing what is being done, and yes, I do have an odd block that could be liberated, here goes.

This year in my quilt group we are doing a block of the month, contributions from randomly selected members... I was nominated for the first month.  My first quilt block ever made was a Log Cabin block (circa 1975), and my first four quilts were log cabin blocks.  Last year my daughter was teaching herself by following Leila's blog and she was turning out amazing blocks, the first ones being Log Cabins.  So thought it would be a breeze, hmmm. This was my 12.5" BOM but it's not flat!  It definitely needs liberating.

Just Take 2

 Today is Human Rights Day, and it's really great to have a public holiday in the middle of the week.

Finally have photos of the finished Orca Bay top.  Taken on the front garden path, but quickly as the wind was ruffling up the edges...

Took a nap yesterday after work and then was itching to sew, knowing no work next day!  Completed five, bring the total done to seven, of the Just Takes 2 blocks. Think that I will have to resew one or two as they are little bigger than they should be.  I've now realized that the foot on Pfaff Grand quilter is a bit narrower than a quarter inch. Blocks are between 6.5" and 12.5" square.   Pictures...

12 March 2012

Starting to Sew Again

Short update of quilty things.  The Orca Bay piecing is finished (was done a month ago) - now have to choose a backing and get it ready for quilting at our retreat in April or May.  Tonight I prepared the back for one bandana quilt and finished second bandana top (I think the quilting of these will also go to the retreat!).  Just Take 2 - I am way behind... have printed each installment, and have cut most of them at my Thursday evenings group (making a change from taming scraps), but needed to work on those bandana quilts before sewing these blocks.

Daughter C is travelling in Queensland and plans to be home sooner than she expected.  Daughter T says she has had some work and enjoying Wales.  We had a great party on Saturday evening - sister and bil both reaching a half century; it really made up for having to go to work in the morning and missing a French class.