Sunday, November 18, 2012
Oh Dear, Don't Look Now!
I have been inspired to make a red and white quilt since I saw the Red and White quilt show that Linda recently held at Quilts in the Barn. I wanted to make a Pickle Dish quilt in red and white and started the piecing shown in the second photo. I realized that I can probably stitch that one on the sewing machine and I also wanted to work on the more intricate pattern by Chris Serong, shown in the first photo. This one uses diamond shapes and it will be much easier to make by hand-piecing. I couldn't help myself and just had to start piecing some of the arcs. It will be a long-term hand piecing project but I'm already loving the crisp white diamonds against the red of the arcs.
As we arrived home, my paid work rang to ask if I could work an extra night shift tonight so I'm off to bed soon and the quilting will have to wait until I have some more awake hours. In the meantime I think I can work in some time for more hand piecing so check back to see my progress. I know I didn't need any more WIPs but I stitch for pleasure and I'm really enjoying the hand piecing projects I'm working on. Now I need to focus and not start any more new projects. lol!
Hugs, Jan Mac