Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Patchwork Preview [+ Playing]
Sorry to have been absent for a few days. I have been having a few computer/internet issues, which has limited my time here. I thought I would have a little play with my new camera, yay!!! I have purchased a compact camera again, this time a Nikon. It seems 'friendly' enough at the moment, but I have a lot to learn. After some gentle urging from my patchwork friend Neitta, I've revisited a quilt that I started about three years ago. At that time, our patchwork group members decided that they'd like to do a sampler quilt. I suppose I do the most talking in the group, so somehow I landed the job of organizing. To say I dislike sampler quilts is an understatement, but I thought why not, but decided to try a layout much different from many I'd seen. I am not long off finishing it, perhaps this time next week, but wanted to share a small preview of what has been going on. The above block is one of about 20 pieced blocks which will make up the quilt top. It's been stitched using the paper piecing method, which really helps keep those sharp points neat and tidy!!
This is a small section of some of the machine applique which I hope enhances the look of the layout. I'm not really into machine applique, I'd much rather do hand blanket stitching, but at the time I thought machining would get it done..............not so. If I'd gone with the hand stitching, I'm sure I would have had all of these pieces stitched on a long time ago. This shot is also one of the first 'macro' images taken with the Nikon. Stay tuned for the final product in a few days. All of the fabrics I've used have been taken from 'the stash', with the exception of one piece I purchased especially for the final border, so in essence, it's a scrap, sampler quilt.