Friday, 28 December 2018

Starburst art quilt

I've had a lovely fat quarter in my stash for a while now and I wanted to do something simple with it. I needed something to do over Christmas so I made this.

It's small, about ten inches square and didn't take long but I'm quite pleased with it. I particularly like the black bead edge. It looked ok without it but I think the beads finish it off nicely.

Some close ups.

Sometimes simple is good!

Saturday, 22 December 2018

The quilt police were right (on blocking)

I'm a bit slap dash with my finishing but a recent comment on a facebook post made me think I should take a bit more care. Here are two photos of a mini art quilt - the top before blocking and the bottom afterwards. I guess there is a difference. (Ignore the colour - the first one has been photoshopped slightly to try to recreate the actual colour - I've overdone the green slightly but it probably is nearer to this than the paler one.)

However it's also amazing the difference the light makes. The one taken in shade looks almost flat, but with an early morning winter sun it looks practically mountainous. 

This is the quilt I made based on a Chines plate. You can read about it here.

I'm going to work on my binding skills next.