It's already Wednesday again and time for an update. Be sure to stop by Lee's to see more WIP's. It's my favorite surfing of the week - I get so inspirered :)
Mostly I worked on the circles quilt. I've made 3 out of 4 squares by now (the pattern is a baby quilt - I'm making mine bigger and are doing 6x6 circles).
It fast, fun and gives instant satisfaction. Unfortunately I need to get some more grey background before I can finish it. The piece I have left is 10 cm too short.
Also made some Christmas presents this week - bags, bags and more bags :)
On Saturday I had the first day in my new quilting group. Mostly we will be working on our own projects but once in a while we'll all do a small project to learn new techniques. To kick off this season we did a little bird.
We were asked to go to the scrap pile and pick out colors to a bird. Then we had to cut tiny (really tiny)pieces of the fabric and place it to show a wing. Houndres of small pieces I tell you. Finally we covered the whole thing with some kind of medical plactic, which we quilted over with tiny freemotion circles. We then cut the bird and placed it in water which dissolved the plastic. After the bird had dried we added it to a background, which by the way also is my very first attemt to freemotion quilt ever. It's fun... al lot more fun than I thought it would be. Need to practise still though.
It's kind of funny because I don't like this technique very much and would propably never use it in a big project but yet I went away with some HUGE learnings. About colors. About free motion quilting. I will definately keep the little birde over my desk as a good reminder :)
Last thing I worked on this week was finishing up one more embroidery for the Christmas quilt.
I have a stack of Heirloom waiting for me to finish up some of the above projects. Finally found a good pattern that will showcase the prints and I can't wait to get started on it. It's a pattern for a Pendant Quilt that Joel Dewberry made for a previous line of fabric.
Summing up this rather un-productive week in numers:
Worked On Circles quilt
New techniques 'Birdie'
What I couldn't find time for this week
Kaffe Fasset's hexagons
What I'm itching to get started on
The pendant quilt by Joel Drewberry
A stripes /triangle quilt like this one using leftovers
A turn over applique project from the book From Little things by Sarah Fielke