Thursday, May 10, 2012

Well, after feeling so proud of myself for posting my finished little quilt for April ahead of time, I can't believe that it's been 3 weeks since then.  Where did the time go?
I must admit I've been dilly dallying about finishing off a block for a BOM that I'm doing with Karen Cunningham .  The quilt is a reproduction of one that is thought to be African American from the 1860's.

There is another circular vine to go around in the middle of the leaves yet.  I've been having trouble working out which colour to use.  Stuck with a capital S! 
Now I've decided to just leave it for a while, and go onto Block 2.  As always I'm a little behind- well I have 3 blocks to do so far.  Luckily, Karen is in Paducah at the moment and we're skipping a month, so no pattern for a while.  I'm trying to catch up!
Many of the pieces are quite large, but I'm having trouble with the colours.  The original worked in some very bright, clear colours- very folk arty, and I don't have that many in my cupboard.  Hmmm, should I go shopping?
I've also been working on my May small quilt.  It's a work in progress.

I just need to add 2 small borders.  I'm thinking a medium blue or a nice cheddary colour and then a deepish red.  Maybe!

Nearly up to date with the Just Takes 2  free mystery quilt.  Presently I'm only 2 weeks behind, not too bad at all.

I need to get all the pieces sewn together from the last 3 months, we've sewn 1/4 of the quilt already.  Looking at the pieces, this quilt is really going to be beautiful.  I'm so glad that I decided to join in, I've always wanted to stitch a red and white quilt.
Not such a bad month stitching after all!

1 comment:

  1. Wow your needle has been getting a good work the JT2 centre block...fabulous star quilt, love that design in the book...have fun shopping for more folk arty type fabric...well you have to really, it justn't wouldn't be right to make do with a fabric that isn't "the one"...good luck with deciding in a colour...