Sunday, May 1, 2011

So long to April, time for the May flowers.

Party Rings, one block

Lynne is again hosting Fresh Sewing Day, asking us to share what we enjoyed the most in April.

Mostly I have enjoyed thinking about the quilting part of making quilts and actually doing the quilting. I am now quilting my giant dresdens for my Party Rings (Lily's Quilts QAL) quilt. I decided to unify the 6 blocks by doing lines around the dresdens (but varying the distances that the lines are apart) and then try to use as many different quilting patterns for the centres and outside bits as I can. So, no expert quilting here, but I am having a lot of fun.

Party Rings, detail

Party Rings, second block, detail

Party Rings, second block, detail

Party Rings, second block

There are six blocks in all, but the quilting goes reasonably fast. The thread colours are Strawberry Swirl and Chocolate Brownies, perfect for the Party Rings I thought.

I also made wall quilt (something I probably, at some point, said I would not do...sigh... never say never). I am rather fond of it, it is called Sheltered. I have put it on the blog before, but one more time:

Sheltered, Trimmings2011

I have done some other quilty things in April which were and continue to be great fun, but that's enough for today. Do try to visit the talented crew linking at Fresh Sewing Day and enjoy your Sunday.

Fresh Sewing Day @ Lily's Quilts



Manda said...

Wow your quilting is fantastic! Can't wait to see them all together!

Debbie said...

Especially love your 'Party Rings!' Great quilting.

Linz said...

The quilting looks amazing!! Great job!! Happy May! :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Love your quilting. Makes your party rings even more beautiful!

Sheila said...

Fab quilting - those circles - wow!

MariQuilts said...

The quilting looks great!!!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

It's funny, I didn't think I'd want my walls covered in little quilts when I started but they are such fun to make - I'm really loving your FMQ by the way.

sewhappiness said...

Leanne thank you for coming over to my blog and leaving me such a lovely comment!!! Your quilts are amazing!!! and the Sheltered is AWESOME!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your wall hanging. Your quilting is great!

Pam said...

love your work... and thanks for visiting my blog...I am from Edmonton in the Seattle area.

tusen said...

I envy you your quilting skills - both the dresdens and Sheltered look great.

Nikki said...

I too envy your quilting skills, It almost looks like the blades of your dresden are whizzing round, brilliant! I have no idea how I'll quilt my one dresden yet, of course I'd have to finish it first :)

Marci Girl said...

Wow, that FMQ is divine!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I love all your variegated thread! I love quilting with that too - it really does add to the movements of the quilts.