Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Will you not get bored?

I spent the weekend away with 9 other members of my local quilt guild, sewing, eating and chatting.  I had no major goals for the weekend, and took along some basket pieces and modern cross blocks to keep my busy.  Lets just say I did plenty of eating and chatting!

This basket is called "Picnic Basket" and the colours seemed very appropriate to me - bright and sunny.  I also completed the Sewing and Cherry baskets while away.  Lots of little pieces to keep me entertained.


The modern crosses are growing... it's been a while since I committed to a quilt with more than 9 blocks... if I ever do get to 60 it will seem like a huge accomplishment.  I wonder whether I will have any followers by the time I finish it?  I love making each block and putting them up with their whanau (Maori for family), but even I can see how this could become a little boring.  Maybe I should do a monthly update on this to keep things moving along a little bit?


And the basket/sampler blocks so far... the setting triangles are just placed there for effect at present, I need to cut more to get a bit of variety - but I just wanted to see what it would look like!  I need to get instant gratification when I can :0)


Since the final layout will be 5 x 5, I have got more than one whole row completed!  Woohoo!  Don't you find it interesting how the setting triangles/sashing help to make the busy background pieces recede and the jelly roll/basket colours come forward?  I am really glad I didn't choose cream for the background!

Maybe it's time to do some more applique to keep things interesting... what would you like to see??

6 comments:

  1. Plenty to share with us Suzanne, great that you got to have some time away to eat, no chat, no SEW!! Yes I agree always intriguing how sashing or setting triangles can really change a block. Your followers will be eagerly awaiting the finished crosses - grin - if you enjoy them, go for it!!

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  2. Looks like you had a refreshing time away, a much needed break from the kids.
    How you set your blocks can really give such different looks.
    W

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  3. Well there is a really large quilt with some hand blanket stitch applique somewhere in your stash.....I haven't seen that one at Friday group for a while. Why don't you lay that out and take a pic to get you motivated?

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  4. I love the flower basket block! I think I need to make some of them!

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  5. I love basket blocks. Good job.

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  6. I like the low tone background and use of the text fabrics.

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