Posted by: snoozerider | October 25, 2010

Aliens, Alveva and A Bit of Stitchin

This weekend, me and mum popped over to nearby Feltwell to check out the Alveva Quilters exhibition. It was held in a farm barn and was fffffffreezing but was a really special show. There was a range of different quilts on display, some hung from the beams which looked lovely, as well as a couple of trade stands. I didn’t spot any liberated or free pieced quilts but was delighted to see several stunning scrap quilts, as I much prefer scrappy to overly coordinated. And the home-made cakes were delicious 🙂

quilt show barn

inside barn

As far as my own projects go – I am up to 36 blocks quilted (out of 80) on my Jacob’s Ladder and have just started sewing hexies together for the first spike on my star. I have nearly finished the flying geese border for Gman’s red and black quilt.

Oh yes, and I have decided to try my hand at some embroidery. Sharon, over at Pintangle is running a series of “stitching files” and I have downloaded the first six with a view to putting together my own folder of stitching. I have made a start by making samples of buttonhole, herringbone and chevron stitches, as well as collecting examples of these to inspire me.

herringbone
buttonhole stitch
chevron stitch

Oh, and I made this alien mini-quilt for Waif from one of his drawings, using backstitch:

aliens

I know I have a very long way to go but am enjoying the process as well as being part of the Stitchin Fingers community, where there is lots of inspiration to be gleaned.

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