Friday, June 23, 2017

Working on Dovetail

I have made heaps of progress on my Dovetail quilt this week. Once I figured out what I had done wrong, and how I could make my mistake work, the blocks came together quickly. I spent quite some time shuffling the blocks around, trying to make sure I got it balanced, but I still managed to get the blocks mixed up while putting the top together.

I'm still very happy with how it has turned out so far! I have spent parts of last night and this morning quilting it a very simple meandering:  

Just a little corner left to do. So this evening I'll bring it along for a visit to my parents where I'll be working on the binding, and hopefully I'll have a finished quilt sometime this weekend.

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dovetail Quilt

Getting sick in the end of February, and taking a long time recovering, my quilting mojo has been very low. The other day I came across a video by Fat Quarter Shop on Youtube. It presents a very simple pattern by Doug Leko from Antler Quilt Designs that they offer for free. Hopefully this is just the thing to get me back on the go!

I have dug out a jolly bar and a layer cake of Blackbird Designs fabrics I have had in my stash for the longest time. The colours are soft and romantic, and I'm thinking this will be a quilt perfect for summer (perhaps a bit "brown"???)

The blocks are big and the stitching should be quick and simple... However I have managed to turn the 45 degree angle the wrong way (and of course I had made all of them before I realized what I had done), and after a lot of frog stitching I have figured I need to make the blocks as mirror images of the pattern (making the colours twist the opposite way around the center rectangle).

A bit of twisting my brain - but I think I have made it work :-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Sunday, June 18, 2017

This Evening Sky


Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Chopping up scraps

I have had a load of scraps laying about on my cutting mat for ages, and today I finally managed to start chopping them into a usable size. Love the look of this pile of 2.5" squares

Back in  2014 there was a QAL in Blogland where lots of pretty "Godnight, Irene" quilts were stitched. I have been sorry I didn't join in and made the quilt then! So figuring I would stitch some leaders-and-enders, and hopefully I will have one of those lovely quilts someday soon, too ;-)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

Monday, June 12, 2017

Epp Stars

I have been playing with some English Paper piecing making some star blocks

Loving the look of these! And I'm having lots of fun stitching these blocks!
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida