During the Quilter’s Guild of South Australia Festival of Quilts Exhibition I was rostered to do some demonstrating. I usually do hand quilting but this year decided to do something different … I decided that I would try demonstrating how I go about designing quilts.
I was sabotaged by people wanting information about the program I was using, so the words Electric Quilt Company crossed my lips a few times, and a lot of friends wandered past so a lot of the chat was about anything but designing quilts.
On the last day it was a little quieter, and those who were there were concentrating on seeing all the things they wanted too before the exhibition and craft fair closed for the year, so I spent some time just playing, exactly like I do at home. I selected some blocks, found some fabrics, and started with a simple straight setting.
I had to modify a few of the blocks because Jenny, who was working alongside me, noticed that things didn’t quite balance up, but by the end of the day I was happy with the results. Mind you, she thought there was too much quilting space, and I ignored that … I don’t always do as I am told, even by somebody as wise as Jenny.
Mind you, I have no idea how I would do the applique on that border with the
curly fence, which I drafted while trying out the swash tool!
(The only other time I have used that tool was to create an alphabet … it was a lot of fun so must do it again!)
Here is a closer look at the block … those curly bits would be painstaking to cut out and fuse … but then one sewing machine company has released a scanner that cuts out shapes … wonder when we will be able to plug it into a computer and do away with the printing and scanning steps!
Perhaps I will have to wait for technology to catch up!