Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Blog (not blog)

Just a quickie to say there's nothing much to say today - no post, and all I worked on was quilting some more of the batik quilt. It's almost finished, but my arms were aching, so I stopped. Will finish tomorrow, and who know, might put some binding on that and the snail's trail, if I have something suitable. I do like progress...





As a day without pictures would be like a day without sunshine (common in England in the winter!) here's some more of the vast collection of tops I own...






A couple of custom quilting jobs, I reckon - the autumn one is from a swap with Quilt Shoppe Forum; the fans are from a swap with EuroQuilt. If I had any idea how either of them should be quilted, it would make my life easier. I think the autumn one might just get echo quilted in the blocks, with maybe a general meander with some pumpkins in the rest of it. The fans, I've no idea. Echo quilting and fans? The problem is, fans are a pain for machine quilting - and let's just all have a good laugh at those who suggest I might hand quilt it!

6 comments:

tirane93 said...

what an interesting top with all the fans. i bet that'll be smashing once it's quilted up!

atet said...

What about an all over baptist fan design for the fans? I think it would work -- and it could be stunning. I'd suggest hand quilting, but, well, nah -- I like not being laughed at.

Ruth said...

Love the fans! Go one, you know you really want to hand quilt it...lol Seriously though a visit to your local long armer could be in order for that one.

Joyce said...

Hand quilting? What's that???

Wil Opio Oguta said...

How about zigzagging (technical term - vbg)over the separate parts of the fans and some general meandering for the background?

Shelina said...

I am enjoying seeing all of your tops.

Congratulations on all your work you've done on your snails trail. Almost done!