Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What have I been up to?

It has been some since my last post, and thinking back on what I have been up to, the answer is not much! Well Christmas always takes up a lot of time and then in January I worked six days a week for three weeks. I have managed to finally put some postage stamp quilt blocks together.

There are 729 one inch squares, so it is only 27 inches by 27 inches. I have to decide whether to leave it as a very small quilt, or keep going and make 8 more blocks like this, which would make a large (and very heavy) quilt 81 inches by 81 inches, and contain 6,561 pieces!!

This is my travelling quilt, I work on it in the car (when I am a passenger) or when travelling in the train to work with my friend Cecily.

I have also been working on a quilt that I hope to finish in time for the Springwood Quilt Show in April. This is the first largeish applique quilt that I have made. I commenced  the applique and piecing in the second week in January and I am now hand quilting it. I used two patterns from

and one block that I designed myself, after looking at tulip blocks in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Applique.

Well I hope to be a more regular blogger from now on.


Rachaeldaisy said...

Your 1 inch square look wonderful. They would keep you busy sewing in the car and on the train. I hope you do finish the quilting on your amazing applique quilt for the Springwood Show, I'd love to see it in real life. Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog. I would have thanked you via email but your settings are set to No Reply.

Every Stitch said...

Lovely applique - and so wonderful that you are hand quilting it! Will be wonderful to see it finished. Love the little squares too