Daffodils from my gardenWell, the days have certainly felt warmer, but looks like we are in for more of the cold stuff this coming week. Here in NZ, and Australia too, spring doesn't officially begin until September 1 and ends November 30th, and our weather then is still like four seasons in one day ranging from cold & frosty to warm & hot, a little bit of everything really!
This week I've been busy revisiting a couple of older WiP's...
I've spent some time sewing more blocks for my HST quilt. It's on my FAL Q3 list but I have neglected it lately! This quilt was inspired by a lovely Kaffe floral fabric, a simple design, and a quilt I'd seen in Jane Brocket's book. This quilt plays with the rhythmic value of the HST's, where the use of value is predictable & repetitive. It's fun to see how all the different fabrics play together! One 'couch quilt' now all ready for basting, quilting & binding.
early morning pic
And I've finally finished sewing the binding down on my 'Beige & Red liberated log cabin' quilt. For details see earlier posts here and here. I had a few issues running out of fabrics, lots of scrappy improvisation along the way which was a lot of fun! My inspiration came from a combination of ideas from Gwen Marston's 'Liberated Quiltmaking II' book and also from a lovely quilt I saw made by LeeAnn at nifty quilts quite some time ago. I made a pieced backing from a selection of blending 'oldish' fabrics. The lovely clamshell quilting was done by Annette de Raat. Finished quilt size 1.80 x 1.65m.
Linking up with Cynthia here for 'oh scrap' and to TGIFF over here are quiltmatters this week.
And I'm still working away making more blocks using Sujata's rail fence design, exploring her free form process. I'm getting more adventurous with slicing that gentle curve too! It's addictive, the results are unpredictable, and each quilt will be very unique depending on your own lively fabric choices! More pics coming soon.
here's the link to culturalfusion quilts for more inspiration!