I have been embroidering for as long as I can remember and have always had a fascination with clothing and textiles
I am a Seattle transplant
Mother of three lovely, fun, maddening children.
Gardener, Self-employed crazy quilter & at times just plain crazy!
I broke my machine.
I am very sad.
i dropped on the floor and cracked its little head.
the repair guy says he can fix it, believe me hae's seen worse.
goodness only knows what this is going to cost my purse.
I thought of using all the blocks on one quilt but it was such a cacophony of color that I had to break it up into two
This works much better and isn't such a blast
Still a swirl of color but the black in between gives your eyes a rest
I suppose I could have composed this one better but you know how it is at the end of a long project.
The desire to get it done and off your table is sometimes more important than design
I was also running out of the original 'Grunge' black i was sing and at this stage I couldn't find more for love or money.
so the next best thing will have to do and eqilter had just enough to finish but not much more!
This is why the back has that batch of pieced leftovers from the quilt I made my husband for his birthday a few years ago.
I need a volunteer to get a better picture of the finished quilt. I tried to get on by standing on a chair outside but no happy.
So I should have better pictures after I finish quilting the other top. I've got the back mostly pieced, funny story but I'll save that for next time
So these are the next few blocks in the challenge. the larger blocks in this series are the first ones tried and so are a little off. I'm learning more about that whole don't put too many busy fabrics together thing.
It's the difference between a muddy looking block and a crisp block. In the two blocks I made smaller you can see each fabric even though the picture is half the size.
Also tones were important here, I thOught I was going the graduating colors rout but that was not where I ended up.
They are still nice serviceable blocks but not the clear crisp outlines I was going for.