For some unknown reason I have been struggling to get motivated to blog… I mean I have got procrastinating and deflecting down to a fine art by now. I have been quilting away the last month or so, creating and having fun, but I have struggled to get back into the habit of photographing what I am doing.
The weather here in Portland has been unhelpful… I am sick of sticking my quilts on the back fence and photographing them… I have found no end of excuses to NOT post. Finally last weekend my husband gave me a stern talking too and dragged me out to photograph some of my finished quilts. Have I mentioned how much I love him!
Anyway here is the first quilt from the selection we photographed last weekend…
This is one of my projects from 2014 (wow has it been that long!)… I am trying to get some old WIPS finished up. I love this quilt… the solids play so nicely against the black and white prints. You can see my original post for this quilt here…
For the quilting I used my domestic machine and walking foot to quilt round and round and round and round. I picked one of the circles that was a little of center as the start for my quilting which means the finished radiating result is not dead center.
I still struggle to get a neat start to the circle quilting…it definitely gets easier and neater as you move outwards.
The back of the quilt was pieced using bits and pieces I had floating about my stash… including a nice chunk of old Ikea fabric (the black and white illustrations).
The finishing touch was a scrappy binding using some of my left over solid scraps. I am really thrilled with how this quilt finished up… and I am feeling motivated to try some more curves… they really are fun and easy.