Friday, 10 July 2009

Then and Now.

I've noticed on a few blogs recently that people are posting images of their earlier quilts and chatting about what they have learned along the way. I thought it would be fun to join in. I must say I had fun going back through my photo files in my laptop and revisited some quilts which I gave away.

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I know a few of you will remember my very first efforts at patchwork and quilting as it was only very recent. I made 'Loulees Plates' in 2007. I loved these big plate blocks and still do like big blocks and applique.

It was made in the quilt as you go style, which I would use again and in fact recently did for the Fan quilt.

More recently, as in last month! I finished this little beauty, mostly pieced, though the butterfly bodies are appliqued. I really enjoyed working on this little wall quilt and want to make more of them.What have I learned? Loads, loads and loads of things, and I'm still learning. Each new project teaches me a new technique, or a better way of achieving something. I have learned that I prefer applique to piecing, but if I take my time and fiddle my piecing work does turn out better! I've learned that there is a whole world of kind and generous people out there willing to share knowledge, skills, experience, designs, stash and friendship. Most importantly I've learned to relax and enjoy my hobby.

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You know some of my plans for whats next.....I have some BOM projects on the go, DD Kay and I started a joint project at the weekend and my much talked about but rarely seen denim quilt seems to be becoming a joint effort too! I have a beautiful bunch of fabrics just arrived from Fatquartershop and have a great project in mind for those. Hunney says I need to make some throw quilts for the sofas, seasonal ones! I pulled a blanket off one of them the other day to wash it and put a very wintry quilt in its place! LOL Oh and I want to make some seasonal wall quilts too, not to mention all the things I want to make as gifts for others. So it's safe to say I'm hooked and have plenty of things to keep me busy in the future.

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Gratitude's

1) Learning something new with each new project.

2) The generosity of others.

3) A world of inspiration.

3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I wasn't part of blogland then, so it is lovely to look at some of the other quilts you've made. It seems the more you do, the more you want to do. I know my list of things to do never seems to get any shorter

Lurline said...

What a darling your Hunney is to request throws for your sofa - he must really love your work, Lucky Girl!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lynda said...

Your blue Dresden plates are so gorgeous! Blue and white is always good, and the asymmetrical arrangement is quite unusual.