Saturday, January 17, 2009
So, here's today - and yesterday - to show you. Today's work was this little quilt, which is for the BQL January Challenge. The challenge last year was bags - this year, the idea is to make a small quilt, either A4 or 12x12 each month, which can then slot into a calendar holder and provide a perpetual calendar. Each month, a different idea or technique will be given as the focus for the challenge. This month, the idea was overlapping circles, raw-edge appliqued (having fused the circles down beforehand). Personally, I didn't really want to make a 12x12 or A4 piece - I don't need another calendar and anyway, wanted to make something a little bigger - so although I followed the design & technique specs, I did change the size & shape a little - I added a border, for instance, and made 12 4" squares rather than 16 3" squares - and so on. Oh, and I killed two birds with one stone by using the stitching which holds the circles down as quilting, too. (I then meandered the background as filler). It's still a small piece - about 16"x20" - and it will fit perfectly on one of the doors in my hallway, along with some other little quilts. This was made using the fabric I received from Barbara the other day (how's that for speedy!) with some other bits thrown in from stash. There's still lots of the fabric left, of course, but at least I have the pleasure of looking at it on a regular basis.
And yesterday - I forgot to blog this - often I don't blog on a Friday as I am usually at school all day, so no work to show - totally forgot this came in the post - anyway, this is a selection of goodies from Karol-Ann, sent as postage reimbursement for some blocks I sent to her. The little wallet at the top right is a tea wallet - for holding a small selection of tea bags in your handbag...
And I did go back and put a back on and edge the house for January - I have spared you a photo of this - it looks exactly the same except for a neutral coloured satin stitch around the edge!