Friday, August 03, 2007

Back from holiday and sewing up a storm, but since my camera is still on holiday in Switzerland, i will have to use words: I've been working on 10" indigo and white stars for that swap project. I've just finished making seven Castle Garden blocks from the book Once More Around the Block. Lots of tiny triangles and more flying geese and i didn't do it the easy way, but i'm determined to try that next time round. I was just so eager to get started and didn't anticipate that i'd make so many. Sort of got carried away.

I'm planning to send off 3-4 of these to my sister and cousin and keep the others for different sampler quilts. Also finished five sawtooth stars, also in indigo/white, using a beautiful botanical batik that my sister Lisa sent me for the large center squares.

Sometime in the next couple of days, i'd like to start this Grandmother's Fan quilt for my nephew. I've decided to sew the fans onto muslin and then use this dandy tutorial that Brigitte was kind enough to send me for sewing curves to attach them to the background, rather than using appliqué, altho i'm also considering cheating and machine appliquéing, then concealing that with embroidery, since the GF Marcos liked had embroidery where some GFs have lace. I'm excited about starting this. The indigo project can easily be put aside as it's intended to be something to work on a few blocks at time between other things anyway.

1 comment:

Brigitte said...

Hi Nettie, schön, dass du wieder zurück bist. Wie war deine Reise? Ich hoffe, du hattest eine gute Zeit. Jedenfalls scheinst du voller Energien zu sein und deine Quiltprojekte profitieren davon.
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