27 December 2006

A quilt for DD

And here they are.
Some of the blocks that I'm going to use in DD's quilt.

I really love those colours. All of them are hand-dyes. Most of them are by Val Champ (I have her e-mail should you want any of her gorgeous fabrics for your own collection)

I have a total of 14 blocks that are finished or almost finished :-) The "almost" means, that they need one more diamond-shape on each of their 6 sides :-) I had another setting in mind when I started this one. BUT, it will get the same basic setting as the little pink one in my previous post.

Now, the really wonderful thing about this is, that I have printed out everything with Inklingo, and it goes so fast ! I have all of the blocks printed, 14 made, 7 more cut out and ready to roll, and the last handful (for my present setting-and-size) are on their freezer-paper, waiting to be cut out.

The dog in the picture ???
I'll tell you the story some other day :-) Haven't got the time right now :-) Suffice to say, that it's a gift from DD, that his (!) name is Pewsey :-) and that he takes a lively interest in anything needle-crafty :-)

25 December 2006

Starting a quilty blog

How do you start a quilty blog ?

I started by going for pink :-) Probably to do with my just having watched "Legally Blonde" 1 & 2 with DD :-) And the fact, that after several years of working with muted colours, I'm back with pink and an "fuchsia and chartreuse are neutrals" approach :-)

So, I'm starting a quilty blog here and now :-) with pinks and batiks, and by showing my two most recent sort-of finishes of the year.

First is the finish of this years great adventure. The Baltimore-style medallion block that got started almost 2 years ago, but got finished in November of 2006. For the longest time, it was a Baltimore Beast, but now ... it's a Baltimore Beauty :-)
I am very full of myself, having actually done it

Next one : a fast-and-furious hand-piecing finish, made with Inklingo

... and how, do you ask, can hand-piecing hexagons be "fast-and-furious" .... well ... go to the Inklingo webpage and watch the video :-)

It is incredibly simple, fast and precise ...
... and somewhat addictive :-)

And then, to look forward, I think.

Forward into the year 2007.
... or at least forward into the plans of 2007.
There really isn't a lot. Oh yes, sure, there are lots of projects I want to make, and eventually, many of them will be both started and finished, but right now there are three strings to my bow
  • To keep on keeping on :-)
  • To sew (or knit, or embroider) (at least) one thread a day.
  • To finish (at least) one project before starting a new one.
Care to join me ???