Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Done Wednesday

1. Four quilts and backings mailed off to my longarm quilter
2. Photographed Intulawoven
3. Not much else.

Thank heavens it's a long weekend coming up - an extra-long weekend, too, with Easter. Good Friday + Easter Monday = four day weekend.

I feel like I really need it right now...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WIP Wednesday: the with, uh, a finish...?

Intulawoven is finished!

#saturdaynightcraftalong with @barefootcrafter binding this! #intulawoven I'm starting to think I should have called it "Tula with a twist"

I longarmed it at the Sydney Mod Squad meet-up on Sunday 6th, and bound it on Saturday 12th, during the #saturdaynightcraftalong with @barefootcrafter on Instagram.

And quilted! #intulawoven

Now just to get a pic of it full-size, which is easier said than done since our weather has tended to rain for the last couple of days.

Otherwise, due to health issues, I haven't been terribly motivated to do anything. Currently, I'm piecing together a back for the "Shattered Star":

@pennypoppleton! The Shattered Star #quilt! It looks better with some distance.

And after that... Probably some backings for my HR Mendocino quilts "The Seaweed Is Always Greener":

The Seaweed Is Always Greener (Mendocino Mermaids)

And "3:10 to Mendocino":

And done! Wondering if it needs a border...  #310tomendocino #yumaqal #yumaquilt #mendocinomermaids

And then the quilting for "The Promise Of Spring" (a.k.a. "The Snowflake Quilt")

What are you doing lately?

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

WIP Wednesday: the one with a finished quilt top

It's hard to do WIP Wednesdays when there's no linky party. The inspiration to post something (to scream into the void of the intarwebs) is kind of gone.

But this is what I did in February; it's not much, there were health issues at play. March is looking up, however, and I completed this last night.

My February finish. This had been lying around for a while now, all cut up, but not put together. And now to work on the Sydney Quilt Show entry for this year...

I've had this one cut up in pieces for two years, but didn't start it until the February Super Sew-In with the Sydney Mod Squad.

At the @sydmodsquad sew-in. Chain piecing is the best! #helloluscious #basicgreyfabric #modafabric

It actually came together pretty fast at first. Chain-piecing FTW!

Hello luscious blocks

But then there were health issues, and trimming, and heatwaves, and cats...

Oh Mal.  #advenchuresofsmokeyandmal

It wasn't until Saturday night that I felt like picking it up again.

Even if this is not a quilt I am likely to adore, it's so nice to have my #sewjo back! #saturdaynightcraftalong

But once I got it started, it was easier to keep going, and I sewed and ironed the last rows together last night.

The pattern is from Camille Roskelley's "Simplify", and the fabric is Basic Grey's "Hello Luscious". It's a pretty quilt, but it doesn't speak to me the way quilts like "Swarm" and "Intulawoven" do.


Next up, I have to plan for the Sydney Quilt Show 2016. There's a design plan, but I guess we'll see about whether it's doable...