Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Experimenting

It's been a while since my last posting, but I have been quite busy. I have started something I have been wanting to do for a long time: a black, white and red log cabin:

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The blocks are 3" square (7.5 cm), I am foundation piecing them. Unfortunately I started without looking how much of the red fabric I had (it's the border of Ernst's I Spy quilt) - there is enough for a lot of blocks, but not for a small border if the finished quilt is larger than 30 cm or so... I went back to the quiltshop where I bought it, but alas, they don't have it anymore. And they didn't know the name of the fabric, so I guess it will have to be a very small quilt - or a bag perhaps?

I'm also making a new set of ATCs - for the Cyber Fyber Exhibition (I've traded nr 24 with Susan) and for the ATC swap in my class at Quiltuniversity.com. The class is great, I'm learning lots of new things - and used some of them in this ATC project. First I weaved these fabrics:

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(nothing new so far, I did this before - love how it turned out though)

And then I sewed on some nice thread, using my new cording foot, sewed on some feathers, some Angelina and used the Shiva Paintstik that I bought (with the Angelina) online at The Thread Studio:

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And generally I had a lot of fun experimenting! I'll cut this piece in a lot of ATCs when the paint has dried.

And finally, I bought fabric for Amy Butler's High Street Messenger Bag. I'm starting my new job next week and really need a bag like this! (don't think it will be finished by then, though)

4 comments:

Helen Conway said...

Hi Linda, thanks for your comment on my blog. I only have time for a quick flick-by becuase Its time for work but I see you meet at least the photo criteria and are appropriately puppy free!! I - as Arnie used to say - will be back.

Jennifer said...

Hello! I discovered you via Helen's blog and am eager to read up on your posts and see what you've been making. Drop by my spot sometime and yell at me if you think it's "too much puppy"! Happy Leap Day.

a3jana said...

hi Linda, I like the black/white and red quiltblocks!!Sometime......I want to make that myself too!
Can't you take an other red fabric who look like the first one?

greetings, Adrie

corryna said...

Je zult het niet geloven, maar pas nu heb ik ontdekt dat je nog een blog hebt. En nu pas zie ik hoeveel leuke dingen je al hebt gemaakt. Je logcabin wordt prachtig, dat kan ik wel zien. Van oorsprong hoort er ook een warm rood vuur in het midden te branden. Wist je dat?
Zelf ben ik druk met het maken van een tas, die ik wil inleveren voor een wedstrijd. Einde deze maand moet ik hem opsturen en ik ben nog maar net begonnen, omdat de inspiratie pas laat kwam (eergisteren ;-)). We zullen zien of ik hem op tijd af ga krijgen. Ik hoop het maar. Ik ga je blog toevoegen aan mijn linklijst en kom zeker nog een keer terug.

Corryna