Friday, June 7, 2013
Scrap Happy and Forward Planning- or Being Sidetracked?
I have plenty of reproduction quilts I want to make but also have some more contemporary fabrics to use so I think I may kit up this design of Michelle Yeo's to take with me as it is a combination of applique and hand piecing. I have pulled out a selection of reds and think they will go well with the white fabric with small black circles for the background. I also want to add black with white as I know DH will love a red, black and white quilt. I'm not sure if I'll use the bright green with them but I think the reds will look great with the background. I may of course change my mind about which project to take but I'll kit this one up anyway as I have wanted to make it for some time. I am still piecing the China Plate blocks for Mrs Williams too.
I know I could make the Bow Tie blocks much more quickly on the machine but I have really fallen in love with hand piecing as I spend so much time at the sewing machine that it is more relaxing to have some hand stitching to do as well, and if there is no rush for the project then I can enjoy the process. The baby quilts will most likely to be for any future grandchildren, or I can make them larger if needed.
I'm back on night shift again tonight so I hope you are all getting some time for stitching while I am sleeping. I'm also getting some audio books ready to take on our trip as it relieves the days of long drives in the outback when you may not see a car for a few days.
Take some time for stitching.
Hugs, Jan Mac