Thursday, 6 April 2017

Still quilting, and a bit of housekeeping

As mentioned, I am mostly quilting this week, letting my "what next?" thoughts sort themselves out in the back of my mind.  I clearly can't quilt for several hours at a time, the way I piece,  but am picking it up and putting it down maybe three times most days, and as a result am making good progress.


I can't quite bring myself to stay away from the machine completely though, so am trying to get a couple of backs put together.  This one is for All at Sea, and I'm also making one for my denim 365 top.


The backs are one of what I think of as my quilting chores, like making bindings and sorting scraps.  So, while I was at it, sorting some shirting scraps seemed in order.  I don't seem to end up with much left when I use shirts, but, in the spirit of using every last piece I thought I'd have a play with the little scraps.

I've admired Cathy's butterfly quilts several times over the last couple of years so I'm wondering now about using shirting to do something similar.  I've only made 2 little blocks, and this would be a slow grower, but I rather like them.



Cathy and Ann also run a link-up for all things butterfly-related, so I'm joining that this month.

10 comments:

  1. I like the way you changed up the quilting and are following the design of those hexagons. I need to get back to the machine myself. Things have been a bit crazy with taking care of family matters and moving our field office from one double wide trailer to a much smaller trailer 75 feet away.

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  2. I have so many butterfly ideas, but simply not enough time right now. I like yours, though!

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  3. Quilting chores. Such a good term.:)

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  4. I just call it all playing. Call it what you want, it's quilty fun to me.

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  5. your style is definable. I can tell your work now. I don't know if I have a style since I do several.

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  6. oh, and having a style is BIG among art quilters.

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  7. I love making backs!! I piece together crazy fabric combos and make it fun for myself that way. I love your shirt butterflies, I can see you having fun with those.

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  8. I love the butterfly blocks. Wonderful way to use your shirting tidbits. Your quilting is beautiful!

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  9. What a fun way to use shirting scraps -- and your description of letting your thoughts sort themselves out resonates so clearly with me right now . . .

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  10. Your quilting looks so great on this piece! Love the butterfly blocks too.

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