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Friday, April 29, 2016

that elephant is moving

so my elephant is moving along...borders 1, 2 & 3 are sewn in place and providing a good blast of colour...and we all know how much i love colour...those little nine patches were fun even though the work of cutting out that many (540 to be exact) took a couple of weeks for me to do in my evenings after work...i do love that colour blast...
i do love turquoise, teal, aqua or whatever name my plain 1 1/2 inch border goes by...it gives a somewhat of a calming effect but not too much... those circles did take some time to do but oh how i love circles...there is no beginning and there is not end...



not sure what border will come next i turned to the elephant finally...i choose this blanket because holds some many Indian colours, pink, curry, mango...i can smell the spices and taste that food as i work on this quilt...yum

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

attention to detail


i do love to do applique and most often design my own patterns… pen, paper and scissors are usually my go to tools...lately i have been working through kim deihl's what nots collection #2...this requires lots of attention to detail...small squares and when i say small i mean you start with 1 inch and end with 1/2 center squares...all those little points on the stars…


some of my mini quilts i have ironed the seams open as they did not require integral strength as they are just "wall pretties" but this quilt i wanted to stitch in the ditch around all those points so i sewed it and ironed as per the pattern...this required me to cut more precisely and sew more precisely...more attention to detail...i am hoping with this attention my work over all will get stronger, more detailed and tidier…

enjoyed this process but it has taken some time to settle down and work through the process...