Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Busy Having Fun

This is what I have done so far on one of the applique borders for the School House Quilt. I was thinking of making four of these. BK and I were talking, yes I still talk to her even though she is such a superb quilt maker she's still my friend, and we came to the conclusion that it was better for me to finish quilts how and when I wanted to because there would be a better outcome - that is, I'd be happier with the outcome. These days there is such an emphasis on quick piecing, time saving devices, and how many quilts were finished and so often these things should be savoured. By all means quick piece etc, however take bits out and enjoy the process and revel in the beauty of the creation of the work. It also helps to be a journey focused and not destination focused. Do whatever gives you joy, I think that is what I'm trying to say.





I think that this is the final setting for the Bonnie's Super Bowl Bargello Quilt. I like the look of the edges. Really what should have happened is the bargello should have oozed out into the outer border, however I only had so many squares left over from the centre, so that's what happened. The youngest sweetie reckons it's the best top I've ever made. I'll pay him later, he's such a cutie.
I bought some Amy Butler and Jane Sassman fabric off eBay and didn't have enough to make two quilts and I liked the fabrics too much to cut most of them up so I did this. The beauty of this was that it took me three hours. Maybe it looks like it too, however I still have the fabrics in sizable pieces to enjoy looking at. The younger sweeties think that it is really great. They're so lovely and I've trained them so well to hold up quilts and tops. Although they mutter a bit these days, however I just pull rank and ask them who's cooking dinner?
This is the Michael Miller fabric I was talking about the other day. Blue with orange dots - looks great nestled in there.



7 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Your bargello has turned out beautifully. Love the orange spot too :)

mereth said...

The bargello looks wonderful, really nice and bright.The Amy Butler fabric is better left in large pieces and I think it looks great too. Of course, the extreme profesionalism of the way the tops are being held up contributes to their charm!

Ali Honey said...

Great quilt with dancing bright colours! I love the AB fabrics too.

meggie said...

Yummy looking quilts!!
Love those bright colours. Well done!

Helen said...

Wowowowow! Bonnie's Super Bowl Bargello Quilt is absolutely stunning! Lovely work. How big is it??

Marcie said...

Nice going! You got your top finished! You make me laugh about not knowing what Super Bowl is. In the US it controls televisions from coast to coast! Football freaks! So this quilt helps us "normal" people pass the time. Love yours!

Kathy Wagner said...

Love your happy bargello! And a great border treatment!