Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Around the Sun in 360 days

last summer on August with eclipse fever taking over north america i started a medallion quilt ... don't ask me why ... the urge just struck me and off i went ... maybe i needed an hand appliqué project to keep me busy in the evenings 
starting out with about 44 inches of fabric and marking the centre ... from there i just drew a line across the middle each way and then with my ruler i drew spokes radiating outward using the degree markings on my ruler ... as i added to it i found i needed to put marking lines in between my orginal wedge lines...
digging through my fabric bin i found a leaf fabric which radiated outward also ... 
my medallion grew as it went without any plan in mind ... i just started appliquéing by hand different pieces in each outward radiating circle...
i did worry somewhat my spokes were not always dead on but as it progressed it is hard to tell which ones are not exactly even...
so without further ado here is my medallion waiting for borders ...

detail of one corner


opposite corner detail

time to add the borders and then hand stitch another border after that one... my plan is ovals which may become my new circles  

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

design wall overload

just how many projects can you fit on your design wall before it is overloaded. it seems for me that is about 4-5 projects.

first off is my martian flowers quilt. 

you can see the first finished blocks at the top of the design wall, the lower left is a photo of my daughter and her horse during winter break from university about 12 years ago. i love that photo.
the middle far right is photos of my granddaughter and some art work by her and my grandson. so my design wall also functions  as an art gallery
close up of jellyfish martian flower

next project
 these are my blocks for a BOM at one of the local guilds. they will be moving off the wall this week.
next project
 a design i am working on

 next project
part of block i am working on for BOM

so that totals 4 projects and that is overload.