Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hello again!

It's been such a long time since I posted. Such a long time since I made anything. And I don't know why. Maybe because we had such a lovely long summer. Maybe because I've been focused on my photo blog.

But I'm back with a new project - another quilt. When I made my first quilt I couldn't work out how to do a proper quilting stitch and ended up using a running stitch instead. The end result was ok but it made me realise I needed someone to show me how to quilt. So I signed up for a lesson at Patchwork Passion. It was fun and I learnt heaps of useful things about quilting.

My new quilt is a variation on the "spumoni stripe quilt" in Jenny Ryan's book Sew darn cute. It's a simple quilt that will give me lots of opportunity to practice straight lines of hand quilting.