I started this quilt to practice a number of new techniques:
- first 'crumb' scrappy blocks. I discovered how much fun these are, and what a great way to use up little bits of fabric which are too small for incorporation in other projects. Many sewers like to use little scraps to start a line of sewing -to make sure that the threads are not tangled at the back and so on. These crumbs can be used therefore as 'leaders/enders" of lines of blocks which are being sewn together which makes it possible to be creating lots of these without really noticing. My next crumbs will be grouped, I think, according to colour just to see how that goes.
- first UnRuly letters -I want to use words on the border of a quilt top now in production, but wanted a bit of experience first.
- first UnRuly house -and tree (which I designed myself) -quite happy with the result.
The border was a piece of fabric I picked up in an op shop. I thought it was gloriously ugly, but in small amounts it looks great.
I am quite happy with my progress on Free Motion Quilting too, but there is still a long way to go before I am feeling competent about it.
Nevertheless I am pretty happy with this little quilt. Pretty simple, really.