Monday, April 26, 2010

Stepping outside the box....
























I finished quilting the 'African Pizazz' quilt. I really like how it turned out. I did beadboard on the outside border, swirls on the inner border and I used my circle groovy boards on the large squares. For the rest, I did an all over meander, because the fabric is so busy you can hardly see it.

The reason I call it stepping outside of the box, is because I've never done the first three types of quilting before. In fact, I've had the groovy board from Handiquilter for two years and this is the first time I've ever used it. The swirls pattern is from a tutorial on Carlas's Feathered Fibres website.

Of course, if I was brutally honest, I would mention that some of the lines in the beadboard aren't straight, the swirls aren't even close to consistant, and I let the groovy board slide a couple of times so the circles aren't always even....
But hey, from about three feet away.... It looks GREAT!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Arghhh.....

Bloglines is down, so I can't visit any of the blogs I read regularily..... down right depressing...... I miss reading everyone's blog. *sigh*

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekend Quilting







I actually managed to get in some major quilting time on the weekend.... I finished the piecing for my friend Carol's 'African Pizzazz' quilt. (No, the borders aren't really that wavy...) Originally I was going to use red for the small border, but I couldn't find a border fabric that went with it. Instead I used the chocolate and lighter browns. Now I just have to quilt it, and if you follow my blog regularily, you'll know that it can take me anywhere from a week to a couple of months!




I also I took the left over nine patches and put together a 'Leftovers' quilt for me. I still have enough fabric to make a third quilt, but I'm sure that won't happen anytime soon.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pluggin' Away....

Still working on the Pizzazz quilt. DH made me a design wall so I can play with the arrangement of blocks. We bought 2 sheets of 4X8 foot, 1" styrofoam and cut them down so that together they equal a 6 foot square (8 feet would have been too big to store for me). He taped them together and I covered it in flannel. it will fold closed where it is taped for storage. Fabricland was out of plain white flannel, so the background has pink hearts and flowers on it!