Thanks to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild’s UFOs challenge, I’ve been working on some of my long suffering projects. And when I say long suffering, I’m not speaking months, but years even decade… Actually, I even had completely forgotten about one of these projects.
First, here is Lady of the Lake. There’s a lot of half square triangles, 1 inch wide, all sewed by hand. That was my easy-to-carry project for our first US road trip back in 2007 which also coincided with the start of my blogging adventure (my writing buddies –Alice and my husband- dished me since then, so now this space is ALL mine).
The quilting is straight forward: diagonal lines and ‘bubbles’ – the project is called Lady of the Lake after all. After spending so much time sewing tiny stitches, I should have hand quilted it, but it might have had to wait for another 7 years…
This one is even older than the Lady of the Lake… It’s been made before the quilting industry started producing the clever little ruler to obtain the twists from the squares. I did my own template out of a cereal box… old time… I’m glad I dug it out of the UFOs pile as it gave me another chance to practice my free machine quilting.
And finally, these Xmas cushions and mat. Easy to date the start of these projects: November 2010. It was initially a candle mat swap organised by Michele Foster from the Quilting Gallery (were you one of the participants?). I did one mat for my partner and decided to make some more for Xmas presents… as somebody said to our Guild meeting, Xmas and B’day come back every year… so I’m on time.