Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Here is a quilt I made some time ago that hangs in my living room on a stick of bamboo. I really had a good time picking out all the Asian fabrics for this. It is one of only two sane quilts I've ever made - My background is not quilting, it is embroidery. This quilt is a Kitty Pippin design. The directions called for paper piecing, which I didn't do. I thought paper piecing was for accuracy, but since none of these pieces even touched each other, I didn't think accuracy was an issue. I ended up cutting out the shapes in cardboard, gathering the fabric around the cardboard and pressing. Once I removed the cardboard and pressed again, I had the stepping stone shapes. Like most people, when you don't know the rules, you make them up!
I haven't had time to finish May's TIF or start June's - I'm getting ready for my daughter's graduation and a steady stream of relatives arriving soon. It's funny how when you start looking at your home through the eyes of another, you notice all the things you put up with and never fixed...that blind that doesn't quite work, that spot on the carpet, etc. My daughter is valedictorian (yay!) and so this graduation is a big deal. Her picture was in the paper and life's been busy busy busy. So I don't quite know when I'll fit in some stitching. Hope life's not so busy for the rest of you .....