Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Work on the Spring Fling proceeds and sign up for Summer

Summer has arrived!

Yippee I hear you all say - and the weather here in Taunton is certainly hot and sunny
But I don't mean the weather
The Summer round of the Four Seasons Quilt Swap has opened for registration - I've already emailed Margaret with my details. After all I have Autumn, Winter and Spring quilts - I wouldn't want to miss out on having a complete set would I?
I also spent a fair bit of yesterday working on the Spring Fling Round Robin I've been sent to quilt and complete.
Being as deeply entrenched in a hearts phase as I seem to be at present I couldn't resist quilting the odd heart or two - well the triangle shaped pieces cried out for them really
And then lots more leaves to echo Kate's appliqued ones
Finally Kate had passed on a piece of the brown stripe you see along the edges of the label with the very sensible suggestion that it would make an excellent binding.
I totally agreed. However I really am not comfortable with doing straight bindings and always go for bias myself. As there wasn't sufficient of the stripe to run with this method I decided to use some of the brown, pink and green flowered I received in a swap for one of the heart quilts instead. I think it picks up the elements in the quilt quite well
This has been an odd experience for me - quilting someone else's work. I know a lot of you ladies with longarm machines do it for a living, but it was a first for me and felt rather strange.
Not an unpleasant experience though, just different and I'd happily repeat it if another chance came along

10 comments:

Hedgehog said...

This looks fantastic! Can't wait to see them all finished. Love your quilting.

Karol-Ann said...

I think your quilting looks great and the binding works very well too!

Tanya said...

Your quilting is so lovely though! You could do it for a living if you stopped making heart quilts!

Nines said...

Beautiful!! I love your work. I have a long arm, and trust me, it DOES feel strange to quilt some one else's quilt. What if they don't like it? They have already put so much time, effort, money into it. It's a big responsibility! One I don't take on much, these days.

McIrish Annie said...

you did a lovely job and your quilting is beautiful! It is hard to work on someone else's quilt but I have done several round robins and everyone has always been happy. Some times a fresh eye on a quilt can result in a new and different result!

Fiona said...

Beautifulo quilting - I would be so nervous to quilt someone else's work.

Pat said...

Hi Anne,
This is Pat Smith, Cahti's mom. I just recieved your beautiful heart wall hanging. It will go up in my bedroom. Thank you so much.

Love and prayers, Pat Smith

Libby said...

I'm so excited that the 4SS sign ups are here. Love what you've done on the Spring Fling quilt.

katelnorth said...

I agree on the binding - the flowered brown print is great. I hadn't thought about the fact that you'd need more to do bias binding - I always do French Fold (which is straight) myself...

Kate

katelnorth said...

Oh, and I meant to say - the quilting looks great!