Right, so we have a lot of projects in place right now.
Supernova Quilt Along
Still putting together the supernova blocks - there simply hasn't been time to do them before this.
I've decided I like the monocolour ones best - the blue and the pink blocks. The contrasting colours isn't bad but...the contrast is a little stark, without enough gradation for my tastes.
Using the different white fabrics worked very well - good decision, there!
The corners may not match up as precisely as a master-quilter would have them match, but they're adequate to my amateur sewing skills!
Okay, so this is just a small scrappy project that I was hoping to do for a gift swap. However, the gift swap is supposed to be in the hands of the recipient on the 20th and...I'm not sure I'm going to make it. :/
The paper pattern was the pattern I was hoping to quilt it with using my brand new quilting food. Within about ten minutes, I realised I was hopelessly outclassed, and instead found myself giving up and just unpicking all the work I'd done on Tuesday night.
Wednesday, I ended up quilting the potholders with the coloured stripes with a simple stitch-in-the-ditch along the white bars, and a swirly 'bumblebee trail' pattern over the coloured bars. I gave up on the quilting food and just ended up using my usual sewing foot and doing wide turns - sometimes with rather odd-length stitches!
They're not masterpieces of handiwork, alas, but I shall consider them on my learning curve. A new skill to master in small before I even think of trying to work with a full-size quilt!
Does anyone have any recommendations for sites that help beginners on quilting with a quilting foot. The simpler the better!
plans for this weekend
1. Finish putting together the Supernova blocks. All of them. PIECE ALL THE THINGS!
2. Get through another two rows of the Sanctuary Kaleidoscope blocks.
3. Finish the binding on the quilt for Suds and Vern because it is WAY WAY OVERDUE: