Wednesday, April 10, 2013

On a rollFrom early April!

 This post has been lost in my drafts! Wrote it about a month ago...

I did get to my whole cloth quilt yesterday.  Sat and ripped out the corner flowers and the rabbits.  Decided that it had enough busyness and only needed the straight lines finished. So I think I am on the downhill slope for that one.  About 15 years on my ufo list!

Am planning to stop by Quilters Quarters after the guild meeting this morning to pick up my buck a block and the Birthday Bloom block. When I have finished those I will dig in my ufo bin for the next project to finish.  I am thinking that I will do the one I started in a class with Marian Nathan Robertson (not sure of name) where I hand dyed the fabric.  It is pretty retro - grey, pink and charcoal!

While runching through my ufos I found this finished top and back! I hand pieced it in a class at College of Marin about 13 years ago! The Big Guy and I looked at it on the bed and decided to make it a summer weight quilt and also to hand quilt it as it is hand pieced. Maybe I'll use that new technique with perle cotton.  So it looks like I won't be at a loss for quilting to do for the rest of this year. 

Laurel Birch flannel for the back
 I also want to work with my Flynn Frame to improve my machine quilting.  Am planning to use the 12" orphan blocks from Birthday Blooms and make them into wall hangings or pillows and  practice machine quilting on them.
Hand drafted and pieced sampler blocks.

1 comment:

Carole Ann Wool said...

Hello Mary! I a a follower/twitter friend/student of Jaye's and I am glad to have found you! Your work is very impressive and widely varied. I'm looking forward to see your year as it progresses!