I have been busy quilting, virtually!
In the process I have redrawn blocks, modified some, made them into quilting motifs … and used them to design some quilts.
Ann’s Album started as a series of designs using a limited number of block designs, with sashing which varied in width from half an inch to two inches … but not all the sashing was made of a contrasting fabric. Sort of the sashing you use when you don’t use sashing, as it separates the blocks, allows me to use contrast sashing squares if i want to, and by making some in contrast fabric and some in the same as the block background I can outline assorted combinations of blocks to make a quilt appear much more complex than it is.
I think I am pretty good at making virtual and real quilts … not the best, not the worst, but somewhere in between … depending on the day. I can remember the one day nearly 30 years ago when I thought I should give up because I would never be as good as one of the members of our state guild. I didn’t, and I don’t think i have reached her standard yet, but I am having a ball trying.
The Bitchy Stitcher has some wise words for the days you want to give up