Friday, 31 January 2014
Today I have finished my quilt made up of birthday blocks received from my friends in the Global Piecers (plus a block I did in a Pat Archibald workshop at Festival of Quilts). I have posted about this project at various stages. I struggled with the busy-ness (is "business" correct, it doesn't feel right?) of the blocks and got some good advice from Wendy at Camelot Crafts about introducing somewhere for the eyes to rest, in the plain black frame around the blocks before the border. There is a mix of hand and machine quilting and I incorporated some of the extra fabric I was sent in the sashing and in the detail on the back of the quilt. The label is a little tray cloth that fits the leaf and Autumn theme. Thanks GP ladies, I will be thinking of you all when I use it.