Sunday, 19 April 2015

An Anna Maria Horner Swap

I decided I wasn't going to do any more public/group swaps because I've kind of found them a bit of a mixed bag.

But then a swap was announced on Instagram to make a mini quilt with only Anna Maria Horner fabrics and before I knew what I was doing, I'd signed up.

And here's my make.

It's a Goergetown Circle pattern which finishes at 24" square.

It's entirely hand pieced and just in the outer circle alone, there are 64 triangles.

For the quilting, it is a complete mixture of machine and hand quilting with some Perle stitching thrown in for good measure.

And the back - I've only used AMH fabric which was no great hardship.

I'm going to block it now and them ponder the possibilities of actually keeping it myself and instead making something else for my swap partner.

I'm still not convinced I would or should give it away.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Soy Amado No. 64

Such was the indecent haste of The Photographer to 'get it done quick before I see anyone I know', said  photographer  failed to let me know I was holding the quilt upside down.

Which in this instance makes all the difference because you can't have an upside down heart.

No. 64 is the end of the present supply.

There were 19 blocks left at the end of the pile so I added in one of mine.
The stain glass window applique flower block which was the result of a one day workshop and from which nothing further ever happened to it.

Until now.

It became block number 1,280, which is how many I have sewn together these past 14 months.

It felt kind of odd that for the first time since I started this project, there were no blocks waiting to be sewn together.

The feeling didn't last long though, as less than 24 hours later some more arrived in the post.

Not enough to make a quilt which is fine.
I need to take a breather again and concentrate on other things.

So this is not the end of Soy Amado.
I'm just hitting the pause button for a while.

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