Thursday, May 19, 2011

What have I been sewing?

Today I am very cross with self. I have been making a double 9 patch quilt for a friend who has been in a nursing home for a couple of years now. It started to be queen size but circumstances now mean large lap size is more appropriate. The colours are light and dark grey slahed with a cross of colour. The blocks are 8" finished made up into a 9 patch then there are 9 of the 24" blocks. The design was inspired by an art quilt I saw in a New Zealand quilting magazine article- so nice for a fella. I quilted several different patterns into the larger blocks and did them QAYG. Except when I got to the end I needed a block with light corners and I had- you guessed it!- a block with dark corners.
A nice matching cushion and back to making another 9 x 8" blocks and more quilting. Darn and blast... Next project is a bargello for a mentally disabled young man to be made in bright prints mostly supplied by his mother.