Friday, May 27, 2011
Today, I spent some time making blocks for my guild today. This one is the BOM that is due in June. One of the things I like about my mostly traditional guild is the opportunity to practice my piecing skills. I am getting better at making my corners and points meet. I am also getting better at cutting and sewing with a 1/4" seam. I think it is all because of making these blocks pretty regularly.
This is one of the presentation blocks I am making. I will make another one in pink and white. The only downside of participating in all these block making opportunities is that I often don't have the required fabric. Until recently, I did not have any white on white. I looked through my stash bins today and found only two pastels that weren't batiks. I really thought I had more, especially purple. I guess I should buy fat quarters of these kinds of colors every now and then so when I need them I will have them.
My quilting tastes are very eclectic. I really like a traditional style quilt with star blocks. I also like a good churn dash quilt. I am drawn to old fashioned feeling fabric like those designed by Kansas Troubles. Then there is my love affair with improvisational quilting. I really enjoy pulling scraps and sewing them together to make new fabric and then building something with it or around it. I love the colors in the new fabrics out there, but I think I may just be a bit too old fashioned to really appreciate all the patterns. I do appreciate the talent out there and the fabric companies who support these artists. My biggest problem is that there are not enough hours to make all the things I want to.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful long weekend.
Joyful quilting, everyone.