Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Block of the Month Quilt - Week 2

This is the second block. I had pieced this and done the applique so I only needed to quilt it. I machine quilted the blocks 'in the ditch' and hand quilted the hearts. I am very slow at hand quilting, so I'm glad there are a few blocks left that also require hand quilting.

Block of the Month Quilt - Week 1

Here is the first block. This was the only one that I actually completed when it arrived. It is reasonably neat, but I used a quilters' pencil to draw the hearts. I saw a new fabric eraser by Sewline at the Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair, so I'm hoping that will get rid of the lines.

Block of the Month Quilt

About three years ago, I signed up for a Technique Sampler Block of the Month quilt from Chocolate Coated, an online quilting shop. The idea of course is that you finish the block before the next one arrives. Well, so far I have only finished two out of sixteen blocks, so I have decided that it's time to get it done! I'm giving myself the challenge of completing one block each week. It's been an interesting process looking back on the work I did that long ago - the cutting and piecing is not very accurate so I am having to adjust things as I go along to make it work. I do hope my work has improved since then!

Why write a blog?

I've been thinking of writing a blog for a while now. This is surprising as I've never thought of myself as a particularly good writer, nor an outgoing person. I'm hoping the blog will be a place where I can put my thoughts into writing as well as share some of my quilting and knitting adventures. I also hope that since I have a blog, I'll be more accountable. If I say I'm going to make a quilt, I now have to make it as I need to publish the results!
I've called it "Lindivine Designs" as I would like to create children's clothing and accessories. This is a bit of a way down the track at the moment though.
So, welcome to my blog!