Monday, November 19, 2012

Gael's Christmas Swop Quilt

Before quilting
 This weekend I have been MADLY trying to get on top of some customer quilts (all needed before Christmas of course!), as well as teaching at Button Tree Quilts.  This is Gael's quilt.
After quilting - an overall perspective
 Unfortunately, my standard photo spot was not available, so my photos are not as clear or sharp as usual - so sorry!
The border - I wanted to emphasise the block pattern on the borders.

Another all-over pho
 I really, really enjoyed working on Gael's Quilt!  Now all we have to do is keep it a secret from.  ******* :)
The sashings.  As the piecing was angular in nature, I thought it would be great to do some angular patterns in the sashings.  I think it works :)
Happy Piecing!!!

Rachelle

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Shirley's Circle's Quilt

I try to come up with some inventive names when I'm quilting: I find that this helps guide the other side of my brain while the quilting side is working.  Actually, I come up with all sorts of mindless chatter to keep my brain working!

Most often I play a DVD or listen to an audio book.  I often just tune out and use it as white noise, but regardless, it still works to occupy the other side of my brain.  That's the side that says, Rachelle, you haven't washed up yet, or Rachelle, the dogs need to be walked, or Rachelle you need to feed the children!

I have been listening to many classic books recently.  http://librivox.org/ have thousands of free audio books that you can download onto wither your pc/mac or iphone/ipod.  Ive listened to Vanity Fair, Wuthering Heights, Doctor Doolittle, The adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Carmilla to name only a few.  I love being able to listen to these wonderful old stories!



Anyway, back to Shirley's quilt.  Shirley wanted circles, lots and lots of circles.....


That's lots of circles!













Sometimes when you're quilting, a secondary design appears.....







When the centre circles were micro stippled, lovely diamonds appeared in the middle :)










Here's the finished quilt.