Sunday, December 4, 2016
En Provence Clue #2
I finished quilting this top today using an idea from Pinterest for the straight line quilting. It was a little tricky because the original photo I saw was a square quilt. This one is not, as you can see and the quilting came out a little different but okay. It's a baby quilt for a neighbor's granddaughter who is one year old. The top itself has been in the time out box for several years. The original pattern was in blue and green for a boy. It's supposed to have a transparency effect where the colored strips overlap in the center. I think only one of them is really successful, Maybe two - the bottom two. The others, not so much. I was working from stash and couldn't really get the effect I wanted with the fabrics I had. So I really disliked the top and made something else for the originally intended recipient. Now with the quilting, I feel it's good enough to gift. One UFO out the door.
Clue #2 of Bonnie Hunter's Mystery quilt was posted Friday. Yesterday I sewed at a friend's house with three others who were also working on the mystery quilt. This afternoon I was able to finish up, completing 100 triangle in a square blocks. They came out really nice and no sliver trimming, thank you very much, I really detest doing that. Measuring and cutting everything twice? No way. What a waste of time. With Bonnie's expert tutelage my piecing has really improved tremendously. No need for trimming. This is a sampling of the blocks I made with neutrals and magenta, the one constant fabric. Check out what others are doing with this mystery at Bonnie's web site.
After lunch and trip to the grocery store, I plan on working on my Scrappy 3-D Stars that I began in a workshop with Teajuana Mahone two months ago! Here's my Optional Block for Friday's guild meeting and holiday party.