Friday, September 30, 2011

The Beast is Vanquished!

This is my epic victory.

It is my biggest project thus far.
The culmination of months of work.

It's a Beast.
It is HEAVY.

I wrastled this monster through my Elna and sandwiched in an old comforter for the guts of it.  I love that it has the soul of traditional quilting in that we used what was available and gave it a new life.  It has much love sewn up in it.  It is heading to its new, loving home with my precious BFF, Sharon.

Snuggle Away.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sharon Quilt - the Story Continues

I finally decided I'd had enough of making blocks.  It's big enough.  I'll make up the difference with some gray borders.  I might do something with the corners...  We shall see.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Iris Exagoni

Or Hexagon Rainbow.

I want to finish this REALLY badly.  There just hasn't been any time lately to wrap it up.  I'm excited to see it all complete, though the process has been fun as well.  I never quite made it to a fabric store to stock up on orange or yellow, but a lovely friend with a passion for warm colors supplied me with some of her scraps - just in the nick of time.

Since I didn't go fabric shopping for this quilt, it will be entirely made from stash and scraps.  That also means that I haven't bought any new fabric since August 19th.   It's really not that hard to go without buying fabric (isn't that a mindless, American, consumer thing to say?).  I might just see if I can set myself a record - and then try to break it :)
It's quite satisfying to use up fabrics that people didn't want or couldn't use.