Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bulls Eye Quilt......a Little One!

My little Bulls Eye quilt! I love this! I loved the process. It was all free stitching which appeals to me. I had 4 layers of fabric, including a sheer old blue scarf and a great chartreuse sheer and just had at it!  I sewed 3 consecutive circles...
just winging it...then cut away carefully, each ring to the fabric reveal!.
How fun!! I then cut my 4 blocks into quarters and arranged into a pleasing composition, then sewed all pieces together. I began with 6 1/2" blocks of all fabrics.
I also tried this....
In the recent issue of Quilting Arts there is an article about a similar process. I began with a 10 1/2" block and
6 layers of fabric. I free motioned the design making sure to close areas that could be cut away. Interesting indeed.
I had a good day experimenting with something new. Best medicine for my return to work tomorrow.

My guild challenge is due in 3 weeks! Of course I have known about it since last February! I have been working on a piece ( can't show it yet!) but had another idea....so I got out some wool, my embellishing machine and made a 2nd entry. It is my take on something traditional....pics after our meeting later this month!

I don't make New Year's resolutions...I have been around long enough to know better than that! But I am determined to lose 15-20 lbs this year and to work on more things for myself...I want to try the things that I have sketched out in my journals.

Maybe make one of these jackets and a scarf. Vogue patterns were on sale at Joann's for 3.99 and I couldn't resist these Marcy Tilton patterns. I am a fan.

I have learned:
  1. Vitamin C should heal all my woes. I am giving it a shot. I need a boost!
  2. P.S. I Love You. My favorite movie. My dream...an Irish rogue in Ireland.
  3. The Elm at the End of the Earth...good book my daughter recommended. Takes place in our county.
  4. My feet have not been warm in 3 months! I'm just saying....

2 comments:

Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

I really liked your third block. What great choice of color, it looks like a beautiful rose. I think I will be using that pattern myself.

Martha said...

I need you to show me this technique!!!!