Got this monster finished last weekend!
For anyone who doesn't know a creeper is a monster from Minecraft, a computer game. Didn't piece it, but did buy the fabric, cut all the squares quilt and bind it. This was one of my daughters lockdown projects.
Had great fun playing with all I've learnt from Bethann Nemesh and the feather workshop I did online earlier in the year. Amazing teacher, and Bethann demonstrates on both a longarm and domestic machine, well worth it.
Little video of the quilting details, hope you can't hear me talking to myself as I was taking it!
Dragged out one of my favourite quilting books this week for a student and to prepare some samples
This book is one of my more used, as I adore HST's and the versatility they allow.
I have made tons of quilts using this wee block. I usually use charm packs(pack of 5inch squares) that I've gathered up from Limerick Quilt Centre over the years, sometimes just one, but often up to 4/5 to make a large quilt. I always use a plain neutral along with the charm packs that I cut from yardage. Preparing a free pattern and instructions and will get it added sooooon.
Wanted to play with creating some star blocks and this is what I got from one charm pack and 3/4 yard of white!
This is my favourite one!
Useful Tools and stuff!
I love Creative Grid rulers, they're just the best. At work last week I was reminded how awkward and slippy other rulers can be and then I remembered I had a spray that Triona in the Singer Shop in Foxes Bow in Limerick told me about. It's a spray that gives your ruler a bit of grip to stop it slipping and it works, needs to be resprayed every few days but does the job nicely
Odif grippy non slip coating spray
Handy grip is what I use on my longarm rulers, great stuff!! It's like a clear sandpaper with a sticky back and you only need teeny bits.
I just found out that one of my quilts got juried into a show in New York called Quilts=Art=Quilts 2022 exhibit at the Schweinfurth Art Center. Jurors Jane Dunnewold and Karen Schulz examined 328 artworks, 73 of which were chosen for the exhibition and mine was one of them! Doing my little happy dance, which is terrifying my children.
The EQA Picture Exchange Challenge 2021 is nearly over, one more posting on Friday and my job as IR for the IPS will be finished.
Having great fun doing Luke Haynes portrait workshop, got a self portrait to do this week and finish last weeks homework!
Leaving you will my happy place image from dawn this morning!
My, they grow up so fast!