I have been having major problems getting ready for todays blog. I had been concentrating on getting the quilt ready but ran into machine problems. I have had to unpick all the quilting I had done so have not been able to show you a photo of the completed quilt. However, I am sharing what I do have.
The first photo is the completed top, the second a close up of the centre and the third photo is what some of the quilting will look like. This will be on the outside border. The light corners will be a close meander as will the centre block which will also include outline stitching. I have use a dark blue thread on top and black on back.
Now let me tell you about the pattern itself. It is from a wonderful new book called Folk Art Traditions by Suzy Webster. The book include 12 blocks (I used # 12) and 4 projects. My wall hanging is called Traditions and while I used her instructions, I changed the centre from # 6. The blocks themselves can be used in whatever manner that your creativity comes up with. Suzy uses machine applique but they can just as easily be done by hand. I am only just getting comfortable with machine applique but her instructions are so easy to follow that I didn't have any concern with tackling what could have been a challenging project. A list of supplies is given along with suggestions about what works best.
I chose this particular project of Suzy's because I liked the pieced order and I think it really adds a touch of pizzazz.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of the book, click on the 'contest' link below. Don't forget to read the other blogs and see more photos of projects.
A complete list of the blogs was on yesterdays post but here are the ones for today and tomorrow.
Blessings and don't forget to scroll down for the contest link.
Wednesday, October 12
Jessica Cadwell - http://www.desertbloomquilting
Anna Branch - http://arkangelcreations.blogs
Vicki in MN - http://knitbug2.blogspot.com/
Thursday, October 13
Pamela Boatright - http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.c
Teri Lucas - http://generationqmagazine.com
Maryellen McAuliffe - http://teachpany.blogspot.com/