It was applique class this week and I was excited to get going on the new block and catching up with the others to see their lovely colour combinations.
I only just finished my fourth block in time to start the fifth.
|block five marked out and ready to go.|
I'm even game to show some of the quilting from the reverse side..
Some stats..... I started this quilt in 2010.(along with quite a few large projects)
The hexies all put together by the end of 2012, Borders appliqued and sewn on to hexie top in May 2013.
October 2013 it was basted ready for handquilting. Started handquilting in April 2014. Completed July 2015
|the gaps in the lattice quilting are where the wool appliqued pieces are.|
I thought seeing as this was a big finish I could indulge a big start.
A trip to Castlemaine last week saw some beautiful fabrics for the background of my new project.
I am going to try this quilt from Irene's new book. My plan is to use only my blue stash of reproduction fabrics.
I am so excited that I have cut out the freezer papers for the first block.
Is anyone else planning on making a quilt from this book? Would love to have some company...
Needing to give my quilting hand a rest so I am spending some time with an old faithful friend.
Being a big fan of the films you can forget a lot of the beautiful detail that is in the book. So many things that were left out. I know they can't include everything and I do love the movies but I think I love the book more.
It's enjoyable to just spend time between the pages and take it all in.
A favourite quote from the part I am reading now is...
' .... Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.......'
Hope those that are enjoying the icy weather we are having are keeping warm!
cheers for now