The Quilting side of things.
Many projects on the go at once, often means you are jumping from one to another so none actually grind to a halt. Well, mine have. That probably has to do with the fact, I have probably one (or two or three) to many. These are the current things that have been absorbing my time.
This is the quilt of Ash's that is on the frame at the moment. Remember me saying I was going to do Baptist Fan on it? Well, I'm just over half way with it and to be honest, I don't know if I'm that fussed with it. Not the quilt itself, no, I love the look of it. It has an almost retro feel to it I think, with the colours in this fabric range. (Hometown, by Sweetwater) That bit I do like. I don't know if I'm all together happy with the way the Baptist Fans are quilting out. I'm using boards and on certain parts of the arc, the stitching lines are just not where I would like them to be. (Must be the o.c.d in me) I still like the look of Baptist Fan, so may have to look at a different technique in quilting them, from what I have done here.
After Ash's quilt, ready to be loaded onto the machine is a customers quilt measuring 110 inches x 110 inches. Looks like I'll be running between quilting and piecing projects for a bit longer yet!
The Piecing side of things.
All quilters will no doubt agree, it's a pretty hard task to work on a project that has minimal, if any colour in it. With a friend getting married very soon, I asked what colours they would like their quilt to be made in. The answer? Neutrals. Bones, creams and taupe. Now that sounded easy enough, but when I started consolidating fabric for this project it was a case of help! (Not a lot of wow factor in neutral coloured fabrics, when there is nothing else happening with them.) A quick phone call to the fiance, and a soft blue was also an agreeable option to include. Phew! So here you see the start of it. I decided, since the preferred look was old french provincial, a good idea might be the inclusion of a very old block. With Churn Dash selected, I was finally on my way with the construction. The clock is ticking, with exactly 4 weeks until the wedding, so I'm not sure whether I will get time to do a light custom or whether I will have to settle for an edge to edge design.
Until next time, happy quilting.-Julie.