Sunday, 24 April 2011

Progress made on a UFO!

This week's been a really productive one - at last!

Picked up a UFO from about 4 years ago, where I had bought all of the fabric, started cutting, then life got in the way, and it got abandonned. This week, I managed to get all of the fabric cut, and make a start on the pieceing.

It's an amish sunshine and shadow inspired by one I saw in the Quilter's Guide to Amish Quilts (the one that's the inspiration is on p36 if you're interested!)

Strips all cut and ready to be pieced.
I just love those solids, and the fact that when put together they are so much more than the sum of their parts. The strips are all 2 inches, so the sqaures should be 1 1/2 inches when pieced. I've realised that in these photos, they're grouped together by colour, this isn't the order they sit in the quilt.

Of course, all this means now is that my Blackford's Beauty now moves from being a WIP to a UFO

The Quilter's Guide to Amish QuiltsThe Quilter's Guide to Amish Quilts 

Saturday, 16 April 2011

An unproductive week

Haven't had a minute to myself this week, so no progress whatsoever on my Blackford's Beauty blocks.

I did get a treat through the post though, The Quilter's Guide to Amish quilts arrived in the post yesterday. Haven't managed to go through it properly yet, but I'm looking forward to having a good read through. I'm a real fan of Amish quilts.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

First block finished

Finished the first block of my Blackford's Beauty today.

Ended up abandoning the block I started last week - too many mistakes in it to make it work. Second go was much better. Decided to start with the darker flashes - a bit more forgiving on the points that the bright yellow of my first attempt. Really love the way these solids look together - jewel-like, don't you think?

Made a start on block #2 this afternoon too.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

What I've been working on

I spent all day yesterday working on the first block for my new Blackford's Beauty variation quilt, and it's still not finished! Struggling a bit to get all the points and joins matched up. Will try to do a bit more this morning, and hopefully get it finished.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Paisley Patchers 25th Anniversary Show

Last Saturday (26th March) was the Paisley Patchers 25th Anniversary Quilt Show. What a lovely day - lots of super quilts.