Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Back to work and having fun!

While taking a short break during vacation last week, Tanya created a new pattern for one of our first quilts Train Wrek if you have not ever seen that quilt before it is a real winner or well loser.  This is the point in quilting that I learned that you needed a pattern or at least a real plan before you just started.  So with Tanya's real plan, I started with the pile above and then cut it up.


Once you get things chopped up there is a intense desire to sew it all back together.  So yes you can guess that I had to do such.  The small blocks on top still need a strip around it to make it the size of the bigger block.  But it is at least a good chuck along towards a quilt top.


Tanya has a pile of 5 quilts that needs quilting. I seem to not be quilting them fast enough for her, so she used my machine the other day (The day before I broke my needle). She was doing this while I was looking at vacation pictures.

Originally her plan was to echo quilt the top blocks, but she decided that after a few rows were done she did not like it, so she changed her plan and unpicked all of the rows she had quilted.  This is one of those big differences between our quilting styles.  These first 2 pictures are of the back of the quilt.  This quilt is again a flash back to our past.  We have not yet made a quilt for our own bed yet. These blocks were the original plan.


It is funny looking up the post about this heart block I wrote it as the 21 post I ever wrote over 1 1/2 years ago.  It is sad it has taken that long to get these hearts into a quilt.  We gave up on these being made up into a quilt for our bed,  it will now be 2 or so baby quilts.  Lucky for me, Tanya has decided to practice her quilting on it, which means I won't have to do all of the quilting.  I think its that pile of 5 quilts that are getting to her.  I have found its more fun to start a quilt then to finish one, ha ha.  For those interested in a blast from the past I also had some fun getting rid of the scraps from making this quit block.  


4 comments:

Tiffany said...

Isn't it nice to find your sewing mojo again? Anxious to see what you're sewing up, and how Tanya's quilting goes! She is brave to unpick - I hate doing that ;)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh love that fabric - what line is that?

Heather said...

one of my goals this summer is to practice my machine quilting and learn additional techniques. Never and end to learning.

desertskyquilts said...

That is interesting. I thought her quilting was fine. I don't take out anything. If I don't like it, I figure it will get better over time.

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