Friday, 1 June 2012

Prototype

Today I'm linking up to the Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts. If you are visiting from there

Hello

Welcome to my blog! I'm not usually a very prolific maker, but here's what I got up to during May - it includes my first two full-size quilts.

Clockwise from top left: quilt for the charity Siblings Together (for an older boy): doll's quilt: Backstitch Klona swatch card quilt: quilt made for Siblings Together (for a girl)




And here's what I'm up to at the moment:

This is a prototype for a quilt that I would like to make.  It's my first attempt at paper piecing (except for an abandoned EPP crab) and it's supposed to be a dandelion seed although I think it looks rather like a parsnip!  That's partly because I'm practicing on spare scraps of fabric rather than the ones I might actually use, and partly because, well, it just looks like a parsnip.

It's also my first serious attempt at free motion quilting - I've realised that I don't need a special foot (though I'm sure it would help) or to drop the feed dogs.  I've just raised my usual foot, and set the stitch size to 0.  The quilting is very ropey, but I still love that effect.

Lily's Quilts

13 comments:

  1. Hello there. Saw you over at the small blog meet. I am your newest follower : )

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  2. love the siblings together quilts - they are fab!

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  3. Now that you say it's a dandelion seed, I can see it .. but I guess you should choose white fabric for the "parachute" and brown for the seed or soo ... because you are absolutely right it looks like a parsnip or a sick carrot [sorry but I just can't disagree with you]

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  4. You had beautiful finishes for this month! The Siblings Together quilts are wonderful. FMQ is so fun and versatile - I feel like it is a skill where there is always something new to learn.

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  5. Great projects, FMQ is fun, i have been having a go for a while it takes loads of practice! It does look like a parsnip!

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  6. You got so much done this month. Beautiful work!

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  7. The siblings quilts are lovely and I especially love the little feet peeking out underneath!

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  8. Wow - your quilts are really beautiful! And your new project looks fun.

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  9. loving your stuff, glad I found you on the small blog meet. Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff :)

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  10. Hi - I've found you via the small blog meet. Loving your swoon!

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  11. They're beautiful! Especially the doll quilt...I love the circles.

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  12. Hello to you too! I'm stopping by through the linky just to say how wonderful your work is! I love your quilts, thank you so much for sharing all the pictures!

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  13. You've been busy in May! What fabulous finishes!! I love your dandelion seed, it's really light and floaty like a dandelion seed should be.

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