It seems ages since my last post. Various reasons really. Anyway, I'm here for now. I've just finished my first 'liberated' quilt - Home is where the heart is.
|From Quilts 22/07/2008 06:56|
The houses are a mixture - a couple of foundation pieced blocks (the tent and the castle), a pattern using measured strips (the whopping great house) and quite a few free-pieced houses (Lazy Gal Tonya's instructions). The letters are also from Tonya's instructions. There's also a giant cat that I had kicking around. Then I added some trees and a few applique pieces, the sun, some enormous butterflies, some aeroplanes, a flying saucer and an alien. The border is made from left over blocks and strips.
Apart from the sky, everything is made from tiny and not quite so tiny scraps. Now I'm trying to decide how to quilt it. I think I'm going to embroider some words in the plain parts of the border, but other than that I'm not really sure. Does anyone have any suggestions? I think I'll probably hand quilt it as it will keep me warm while I'm doing it. The original plan was for this to be a snuggler quilt for me for the winter, but I'm beginning to wonder whether I'd rather like to have it hung up.