Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Time is a precious commodity just lately, and there doesn't seem to be any spare.  What few free moments I have are spent in the sewing room working on my projects, but there's not much progress to show.  I would love to have a quiltathon with Judy, but there are too many other commitments.  I'm helping Mereth shift house, and working long hours, plus I'm teaching at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival in October and I need to get everything prepared for that.  Which includes working on a few quilts, so I must find time for that.  I need to give up sleeping.

This is my design wall, fairly well unchanged for several weeks.  I keep making more of those blocks, and lots more of the Square in Square units, and countless Flying Geese,  I still have no idea where I'm going with these blocks, but I like them so far.  I've used up a lot of scraps from the stash drawers, and that's a good thing.

The green and floral triangles are my leader-ender project, a simple way to use the drawer full of large florals that I've accumulated. I don't know where they came from, surely I didn't buy them all?  Anyway, these 4" HSTs will help whittlle them down, and there's always backings to use up more.

A customer dropped off a quilt last week, and I was smitten with it.  I love the color scheme so much that I immediately cut out a few blocks to see what it looked like in my fabrics, and I loved it even more. 

So I immediately started cutting out yet another project.  In my defence I'd already culled all these peachy apricots from my stash, and begged some from Mereth, and was about to cut them up for a brown and apricot quilt.  I like this blue and red and green colour scheme much more.  I won't make a large quilt, so I should be able to pull all the material needed from my drawers and cupboards.  I love being able to do that.

And lastly, this is the most recent quilt I've quilted, a customer's bright Nearly Insane quilt. 

It was fun to work on, her colour choices were so unusual.  I quilted it with a Baptist Fan, and a separate border.  Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to get a good picture of the finished quilt; I'm amazed at the amount of work in a quilt like this, and yet the thought of starting one of my own is tempting.  Must not start anything else....

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