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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Work in Progress

So, these are a few of the things I have been working on lately. I was in a Pennant Swap with some crafty friends. Of course, I left it to the last minute and my muse was slow in coming. I have seen the work of my swapmates and they are a supercreative bunch so I can't wait to see what I get back from them.I just hope that they like my efforts as much as I like theirs.

I also went back to a quilt I started before Christmas- the pink quilt. It was a fat quarter pack I had picked up and it was mostly from the Moda line Aviary and I thought it would go together nicely but much to my horror, I didn't much like the combination together because it was too busy. I decided I was going to separate out the blocks with a brown border, except I kinda ran out of brown border. As you can see from the picture, I kinda have some of the border in. Went back to the quilt store but found out they have run out of the colour. Lesson learnt- always make sure you have enough material to execute your design!! I still have enough to finish the inner borders but may need to look to a different colour for the outer border. My flash isn't working so well- either that or the quilt looks a lot more pink to me in real life. All in all, I am not in love with this quilt but maybe that comes later as I work on it. Maybe I will have the courage to machine quilt this one. So far, I have been handquilting my quilts. But I did pick up a darning foot and am fast running out of excuses to start machine quilting. Even if it is just random filler loops. I apologize for the formatting- I am having issues with Blogger and it is driving me crazy.