It may seem quiet around here but there has been lots going on in the background. I've been working hard on so many things my head is starting to spin! So here's a quick recap!
I've been designing a little bit again and working on a block for a North, South, East and West project due on the 30th. I have a love/hate relationship with paper piecing. I love the intricacy you can get and the sharp points but I always find a stage in the process where it's like there is no end in sight and I just have to grit my teeth and just get on with it!
I really struggle getting the pieces to match up perfectly and then there's the paper ripping out bit... Yes there are Twix wrappers in there. Eating chocolate helps make the pieces line up!
But at then end, there is a block you couldn't have made any other way! I still have the middle to do yet but am relieved to have the biggest bit of the block done finally! These are hand dyed fabrics I've had since a workshop three years ago on a gradient fabric by Vanessa Christenson. The yellow seems a bit overwhelming in this amount but at least it will attract attention if it gets picked for exhibition! This is the bottom of the quilt. There is another block yet to be made!
I have also discovered that I have a love/hate relationship with EQ7.
I've also been working on finishing 2 quilts for the Modern Quilter's Ireland 2nd Exhibition, called Fun and am so glad its a long weekend to get time to get closer to getting them done. I hope to have at least 1 to share next Friday as I am subbing in for Fiona on TGIFF (Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday) so come back next week to see all the link ups!
|Crazy hearts by Claire Lynch|
Especially as I got my Rainbow Rose quilt back from Tomomi and can't stop looking at it.
Please pop over to Slaney Handcraft to see the amazing quilting she has done, my words cannot do it justice and it is really worth reading Tomomi's thoughts on the quilting. I cannot wait to share lots of photos when I get it blocked and bound but for the moment here's a close up of my favourite bit - our puppy, Maggie, is quilted into it!
Wilbur ate a box of firelighters containing Kerosene and emergency phone call #2 to the vet! I had to work from home last Friday to monitor him and get activated charcoal into him (10 times the amount of what he had eaten). He was not a happy camper (frowny face above) and all I could smell for days was firelighters! Still both are grand now and Maggie has her play pals back! The vet must think we are the worst owners ever!
Feels like as soon as April is over, I'm going to take May off and enjoy the exhibitions and catch up with the new blogger blog hop, that is going on at Quilting Jet Girl, She Can Quilt and Cooking up Quilts!