So I'm at the computer today writing my blog post, a simple post, a simple project! At least there is a little progress.
My last post I showed a selection of fabrics pulled to make a start on a new quilt, check out here
My intention was to make a simple bar quilt as seen in a post by Penelope Handmade. I started cutting 2 and 1/2" strips
next step cutting into set lengths along with the raspberry pink fabric
which is pretty overpowering, so how about making the solid strips narrower
looking better but still not happy with the overall effect. The pink strips here would be 1/2" wide finished, the first photo would be 2" finished. I was dreading ironing lots of seams because my iron is pretty heavy, a comment from Wanda at Exuberant Color asking if I had a small iron jogged my memory, yes I had - somewhere!
Found it and decided to give myself a treat, visited the patchwork store and bought one of the wool ironing mats, a good size 14 and 1/2" x 17 and 1/2" and I'm thrilled with it.
Still not happy with the strips I thought the pink might be less overpowering in smaller amounts
and definitely much happier with this look, bring on a 16 patch quilt! A few blocks here below and you can see that the pink is a little tricky to show true in photos, comes up darker in this photo.
Slightly straying from quilting now, at least leaving behind fabric for the moment. Quite some time ago during a trek down to the Sandspit we came across what I think could be an ideal patchwork studio in a stunning setting - have a look at this, could you see yourself here?
You would look out the windows and door onto this
and if you feel like a little exercise how about hopping in a canoe and paddling up the creek!
Oh, as we're on a pink theme with the fabric how about this tulip from a bouquet of flowers received
Mothers Day, just look at the colour in the centre.
All from me for now, see you all again soon.