Saturday, 6 October 2012

Cartwheeling all over the place

IMG_7617 by Whippet Good
IMG_7617, a photo by Whippet Good on Flickr.
For my Down Under Doll Quilt Swap 3 partner ....always difficult to choose the right thing...inspiration is either overloaded, or nothing at all...

BUT as soon as I saw this post, it had me!

http://freshlypieced.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/doing-cartwheels-free-block-pattern-for.html

Thank you Lee!

BUT it was foundation paperpiecing! Oh my, did I put my self in a pickle! I took on the challenge, cos that's what it should be (I think), bought some Carol Doak foundation paper and after 3 tries, unpicking and just a little bit of choice words, I got the hang of it!

Just not entirely sure it is for me....
BUT...I like this result - hubbie does too and always tells me to keep my swap thingy...I won't - the pressure to make something else is too hard on the ol ticker.

22" by 22" using Robert Kaufman Chambray for the background and a mix of some of my faves.

I wanted the quilting to give it more movement - cartwheeling is such fun!

Backing and binding is Pop Garden - does anyone else forget (like me) how to put on the binding, espesh the end bit, cos it has been eons since the last quilt made and bound, and it stuffs up again and again...

BUT all good now.

Goodbye my colourful sweet swirling thing, you.  I think I will miss you.


2 comments:

Simpe Mummy said...

I love reading your blog, you inspire me to get my sewing machine out! I'm not the greatest at quilting yet! so I passed on a liebster award :)http://thesimplemummy.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/blogtoberfest-liebster-award-shout-out.html

Anonymous said...

I called by because I picked a blog at random from the blogtoberfest sign-up list. Your quilts are beautiful! You're so right about the internet being a way of connecting with people who share one's passions. Cheers!