Today is the 1st May... May Day, my Wedding Anniversary and the Small Blog Meet over at Lily's Quilts. I look forward to the Small Blog Meet, as I am getting to know other quilters from all over the world and it is fun to share our makes and be able to help each other with tips and information.
To round up what I have been doing this month... I completed my Psychedelic quilt that used bright colours and free styling quilting. All new things to me. I grew to love this quilt as I went along, and now it resides over the back of the sofa in the den.
Next up, I rescued my Strawberry Fields blocks and put them together to make this quilt top.
The challenge for me is to quilt this top. I had some wonderful suggestions from other bloggers but I need a chunk of time in order to work out what would be best. My attempts so far have not yielded anything that feels right. I think that is because I did something new on the Psychedelic quilt, and it has shown me that there is more to quilting than following the lines of the blocks. I would like to try something to push my skills.... not sure what yet!
I also made a small linen bag from the Zakka Style book by Rashida Coleman-Hale. I used a half of a typewriter from my precious FQ.
I also learnt from this tutorial from Judith how to put a zipper into a cushion backing. I was really pleased to be able to do this successfully and now I have a set of cushions for my new sofa.
I made a name tag for my secret partner at the FQ Retreat next month. This gave me a little angst as the recipient was one of the organisers. How intimidating that was. I chose a Jubilee theme as the retreat is over the Jubilee weekend.
Finally, I have completed and sashed all my blocks that I am making at my monthly machine quilting class.I just love the modern retro feel of the fabric and I am looking forward to piecing the top together, later in May when we have our next class.
Well, I have done more this month than I thought I had. If you are new to my blog please leave a comment and then I can come and visit your blog too.