Tuesday, July 31, 2007
So, here's the photo I mentioned in my previous post. I am a graphic artist and use a computer for my job. So you'd think I could get the hang of this blog program huh?!!!
Anyway, this quilt started my love of scraps quilts. I make other kinds of quilts too but the style I am usually drawn to is of the scrappy persuasion. This quilt took four years to make and I started it when I was a new quilter in 1999. All the nine patches have red centers and the vine is scrappy too. I machine quilted it myself in two pieces (It is a king size) That was quite complicated because I didn't want to cut the border. It was easier to wrestle with while quilting but harder to sew it together afterwards.
I belong to Southern Comforters Quilt Guild in Bowie, MD and you'll hear more about them as I continue to post. One of our activities is a birthday block exchange. it is new this year so there are only about 8 of us. We list our preferences and on our birthday we receive blocks from the other members. I worked on one last night that was to be 12" pastels (hard for me) with flowers. Well, I just bought a new-to-me Bernina 180 and got it into my head that I wanted to do an embroidered center. Duh, I should have taken a picture of it but I will do that tonight. I like it and now have to do some piecing around it to make it 12".
Until next time...