Sunday, March 27, 2011
Here is block 5 of the Maltaville Album quilt. This one was fun to do and while I'm here I've found a photo of a quilt I made a number of years ago and I've always loved it so I'm using it for the heading this month. It is a pattern by Blackbird designs and is called Alma's Friendship Garden.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I keep a bag of baby/cot things in the top of the wardrobe. They have not been used recently as my Grandsons are 8 and 6, but with 2 more on the way I thought I would get it out and tidy/ wash/ repair. Just check what I had.
I also found this lined basket. In the days before I made quilts I made things like this.
It's called a Daisy Wheel.
This was also in the basket. I didn't realise I had made so many of the Daisies and abandoned them. Time to get it finished.
Monday, March 14, 2011
I joined the making of the Maltaville Album quilt c1847 at Quilt Station. Margaret is drafting the patterns for us to make the quilt. These are the 1st four blocks I received this month. If I can keep making one block a week, I will be able to keep up to date. The first 3 photos have the same background but the 4th is different.Unfortunately I didn't have enough to make the quilt with either fabric so the large centre block, 44 small blocks, the border and the binding will be the same as the fabric in the first photo, and 22 small blocks will be made in the fabric of the fourth photo.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
I have been working on the centre of the Auntie Green's quilt. Choosing fabrics for the numerous flowers. The smaller ones were decided on reasonably quickly but I ended up cutting several different fabrics for the large flowers. I even changed the shade of yellow on the middle one a few times. The centres for the lower square flowers haven't been chosen yet and the there are some berries to be added also.
I really like using my digital camera. I find taking a photo of a project highlights what colours are just not working, so when I look at this now I'm happy with what I have chosen.