I’ve been busy the past week, going through my stash and making fabric kits for various patterns and on-line blocks of the month.
Of course, this gave me an opportunity for one of my most favourite quilting activities – playing on EQ.
The first quilt started out as a variation of a quilt in Cynthia Tomaszewski’s Tea in the Garden. After a week or two of working on leaves and stemstitch vines, I realized I would be bored to death with all those sashings and that the quilt might never get made. So along came this: As much as I like it, I thought it might be nice to do another applique block or design that’s been on my list. So I’ve ended up with this, using “Rachel’s Reel” by Jo Morton:
And then there were my leftover Charlotte fabrics – I think I came up with twenty different ideas for them. Then this morning I realized that there must be something else I can try that isn’t hsts and squares, or applique. I dug out I’my drunkard path templates and came up with this - Then there are a few online blocks of the month that that | wanted to do, and had the fabrics for – so I’ve kitted Now and Forever, by Beth Ferrier; a Tisket a Tasket, by Anne Sutton at BunnyHill Designs; and Pearl P. Perriera’s mystery block of the month. I think I better stop now – as I’ve also enrolled in a couple of applique subscription blocks of the month. Yikes. These applique quilts - A Primitve Garden, and a Winter Garden/Love Letters, are quilts that I know I’m going to wish I had done years from now – even if it takes me years to make them up!