Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Nelly // 2 and last !!

Back in May I started to work on Nelly as a special birthday gift. As I anticipated finding the final layout has proven to be a challenge. Originally I intended a more even distribution of the colors but it wouldn't work. No matter how hard I tried. Only when I started to arrange them by color groups it started to please me.
Now that it is finished and gifted I'm quite happy with it. Even though it is not what I had envisioned. But once I abandoned my original idea things got easier. I shouldn't put too much pressure on me!
Or maybe I should as only so I'll get better.

So here is finished Nelly. All machine pieced and machine quilted. Measuring 180 x 142 cm.

It is my fifth disappearing nine patch and I'm thrilled that I was able to again find a totally different layout and look. A challenge I imposed myself. Go to my quilts page if you want to see and compare with previous ones. You'll have to scroll a bit to find the other four. A little challenge for you as well.

And here in its new home!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Qara // 13 and last!!

It's been a little while but I couldn't make time for publishing. I have a lot to share including some travels. But first things first!

Qara is all done!

I'm very happy with how it turned out. It all started with the printed and solid triangles. Those were scraps from another project of a friend that she gifted me with. I decided to just add white fabric and started to make flying geese blocks. Then I continued designing on my wall as you can see in previous posts.
Once the top was finished I had a hard time deciding how to quilt it. In the end I'm very satisfied with my decision. It is the first time I combined machine and hand quilting. I'm glad I did. It is also the first time that I made a square quilt with the exception of T1 which because of its small size I do not count.
I had a short moment of doubt about my binding choice. Now I think it is just perfect.
Isn't it fun and marvellous what scraps can become? No piece left behind!

148 x 148 cm