My daughter has kindly created a new Blog Header (name and picture) for me as I was already tired of seeing my name up there - hehe. Coming up with a name was not easy - there are so many good ones out there already in use! Hopefully we have not stepped on any toes with this one...just wanted to keep it simple.
The picture is a photo of my version of Di Ford's beautiful pattern - the Morrell Quilt. For me this is the kind of quilt you do as a culmination of all skills honed over many years and I found it quite challenging. Hence the odd wobbly block and uneven quilting. But hey, as they say, it is rustic and clearly home made, and I do love the design !
I bought the pattern on line and then worked out how to make it in a way that suited me (and my limited skills). Thanks to so many bloggers who shared their experiences with this quilt online. The "skills" that I used included:
- Foundation Paper Piecing by hand or machine - a wonderfully useful technique for precise piecing. Thanks to great teaching in classes with Chris Jurd I have since found I can apply this to other patterns.
- English Paper Piecing - am now in withdrawal if I don't do some of this
every weekevery day
- Fussy cutting - ditto.
- Hand applique and Broderie perse - love doing them both.
- Machine quilting - that was a steep learning curve that started with classes with Deborah Louie, and still needs practise, practise, practise!
Here are one or two block close ups - some a bit distorted by the angle of the photos, sorry, as it is hanging on the wall in my family room ...