I've been playing with designs again. I briefly considered grid quilting, but the blocks are so large, they need something a bit more 'quilty' (I think I just made up a word).
Remember, this was the quilt with no instructions, which meant there also was no grid size given. My version ended up with 15 inch square blocks, the largest I've done yet. I've selected a fleur-de-lis (or is that trefoil) design, from 2 different stencils - a block stencil combined with bits of a border stencil. I made up a practice sample and am pleased with how it looks. I'll use the border stencil again on the border (how radical of me).
Why is it that cats know instinctively just when to turn their heads away when taking their picture. Floyd is a master at it - I have more pictures of the back of his head than I have disc space for!
After making the sample, I'm really aware of how quilt drag or hang-ups can quickly pull you off the lines - this design is really curvy and getting the quilt caught up or dragging pulls me off the design lines instantly. I'll need to be especially careful quilting this one.
I've joined a new quilting group, which is a bit closer to my new home than the other one. I'd go to both of them, but they are both held on Wednesdays, which makes it difficult. Anyway, I asked the girls if I could post some pics on my blog and they agreed, so take a look.
The group, called the Tangled Web Quilters, is set up in a 'shed' on a farm. To get to the shed we need to run the gauntlet of various animals which wander all around the place and show a lot of interest in anyone coming through the gate.
The Shed - aka Cobweb Cottage
Dogs, chooks, alpacas and sheep all living happily together
Donkeys, ponies and pups looking for company
Very pretty! Jenny has planted a garden for us
It was a very small group that day, probably it was so cold, the water pipes had frozen! There are usually lots more of us
Meet Jenny, Alison, Suzanne, Kylie and Vicki
Inside 'the shed' it's very pretty and cosy - we tend to stay all day.
I hope you liked meeting some Tassie quilting ladies - I know I did!