and how the red blocks might go,
Saturday, 26 September 2009
and how the red blocks might go,
Monday, 21 September 2009
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
I must admit, I'm pleased with it, and I think the plain borders throw the eye into the central busy part quite successfully. In any event, it's finished! (What a lovely word that is!)
Naturally, I've started another project. After the success of the mystery quilt I completed at Rocheberie Quilters earlier this year, I decided to try another. This time it is a pattern of Bonnie Hunter, which is being published in 'Quiltmaker' magazine. The first instructions were in the July/August edition, and I've not yet completed them despite the fact that the current instructions are now out! This is my progress so far.
Black print and neutral half square triangles.
Gold and neutral half square triangles.
Black, green and neutral triangles waiting to be assembled. I still have a million four-patches to make too. I need to get a move on, as it's a Christmas quilt, and Bonnie suggests that it can be finished by Christmas. Well, I suppose it can if you keep up with the instructions!
Friday, 4 September 2009
We had a great time in Edinburgh, and here we are outside the entrance to our venue in our sponsored t-shirts. The red was a master-stroke, as it made it really easy to identify people in our group at any time in the day. (Other groups had gone for sophisticated black tops - very hard to see, especially after dark!) The venue (a church hall during the rest of the year) was run by a company which had several acting areas in four buildings. Our venue was 'The Space @Venue 45' and was just down an alleyway off the Royal Mile (the High Street) and thus very convenient for actors and audience. There were 23 people involved in the production aged from 15-70, (14 actors plus director, producer, stage manager and 2 technicians, then assorted spouses and friends who helped give out flyers and persuade people that they wanted to come to see our show, rather than any of the other 999 taking place on that day!)
Here we are squaring up to each other. We already have a bit of interest from the man on the left taking a photo! You can only just se me in this one - I'm taking on Hazel! This tactic certainly worked as a crowd-puller, and while I never thought I'd be seen fighting on the Royal Mile, I can recommend it as aerobic exercise! It really gets the heart pounding!
Here I am in costume posing with DH, the director of the show. It took a lot of hairspray to get my hair to stick out like that, I can tell you. Before we went on stage we had to use lots of black eyeshadow to make our faces, arms and feet look dirty. Lovely!
There was also a lot of socialising (and drinking of alcohol!) This is us celebrity-spotting in the Pleasance Courtyard with Jacob finally making it into the shot - he's the rude one at the back!
Tuesday, 1 September 2009
Here is a close-up of the vine, in case you've missed it. Impressive, eh?
However, since I am not the Master of Patience, after sewing this small amount, I decided a quilt finished was the aim of the game, unpicked the little I'd done, layered and tacked, and have started to quilt it.
I have quilted the main body of the quilt in diamonds, and will then do a feather design round the borders. A red binding will finish it off nicely, and then it'll be out of the UFO box and all finished!
(Incidentally, I have been missing for a week as I've been performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I have lots of photos of me dressed like a tramp, looking like I've had my fingers in an electrical socket down a coal mine, me fighting on the Royal Mile, me drinking, chatting, flyering, queueing, standing around and generally having a great time. Watch this space for the evidence!)