No no, no musical blog post here but I could go on and on about Eliza Doolittles costume to the races…. THAT HAT! I want to bet that I would look awesome in it!!!
( Creative strip-piecing anyone? This photograph could easily be the inspiration of a modern quilt!)
I finally figured out what to do with the blue blocks I have been creating for the “Soy Amado” block drive. This is what I already had:
I made three more.
The back view:
I am really happy with how the McTavishing is going! Progress!
I am still using the old Pfaff as the tension problem on the Janome is not resolved yet. Because of the smaller throat space on this machine, the “flowyness” of the curves is a bit hindered, but overall I am very content!!!
I drew a circle around a large bowl from the kitchen and used a normal foot to go round and round before quilting the centre of these blocks.
… and than I added some different blocks with more brown, blue and gray! These are still in “flimsy”-state. I will cut them to size once they are quilted.
The block itself is not spectacular , but I love how it looks with the others! LOVE IT!!!
A few weeks ago I found a massive stash of ’70 pillow cases in brown, orange, green and purple: some bold clouds and some hearts.
I am glad that I found the right project to use the brown hearts for!!! I LOVE that they fit in with the name of this project SOY AMADO = I am loved.
I am aiming for 25 blocks and turn them into a quilt myself. I will send the quilt to an address here in the Netherlands. Luckily that will not be a lot of postage so I can “spend” more on the quilt itself. I think that by the time this quilt is finished, about 65 % of the cotton is vintage or from a second hand shop. I have been collecting for about a year now and I discovered that I needed to start using the fabrics as they were taking over my cabinet space… NO BETTER THING than to use them for a charity quilt! This way I can make lots and lots of blocks instead of just 2 or 3!
There are even some more orphan blocks in my boxes that I could turn into seperate blocks. I already have a fabulous backing for those. Those blocks will be girly!!!
If you would also like to create some blocks for this charity, please click here.
I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend! I surely had to catch up with house cleaning after the mad dash to finish Chugging Along! Thank you all for your kind words! They warm my heart!