Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Lets blame Instagram...

I have not been as active in blog writing this past month as I would have liked to be.  Its not that I did not want to or that I haven't been busy with some or other project that I had nothing to share.  I just lacked the energy to sit down and write.  I blame Instagram for that, LOL.  Its far easier to post a picture with a short description, share it to my facebook page and flickr account than to make time to sit, write and edit pictures.  In a word, I guess I have been LAZY...


After I have finished my Summer Solstice Quilt and wrote the pattern I guess I felt a bit drained afterwards.   Pattern writing is a lot of work, its time consuming and you really need quiet time to concentrate.  The only quiet time I had available was at night when my little one went to bed, so I sat up till late at night editing and writing.  But it is so rewarding to still get a lot of comments and interest in the quilt and the pattern.



As for what I've been busy with?  Well, not as much as I would have liked to be.  I made a few crochet cushions that I shared with you last week.  You can find the tutorial on my tutorials page, when you click on the image it will open up the blog post in a new page.



Coming back to Instagram, there is a world of inspiration to be found in any craft.  So I decided to, not following along any set pattern, make up a row by row quilt for Kayleigh, either to put up on her wall or to use...  The biggest inspiration for this work in progress is from @beelori1 / Bee In My Bonnet's quilty fun.  This is what I've come up with so far, a few apple blocks to make up one row, and some random applique pictures.





...and I have made up a few feather free motion quilted samples.  I was invited to the Carltonville Country Quilters regional quarterly meeting that was held this past Saturday, and I needed a few samples to share with them.  They had asked me to do a little demonstration and we decided on feathers... I'll share more about my experience on another day, I am just waiting for some of the pictures that was taken on the day.  But for the time bing, what I can say is this, I HAD A LOT OF FUN!!!



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17 comments:

Connie said...

Your projects are wonderful and I know what you mean about a break after writing a pattern! Your FMQ is beautiful and they will really enjoy seeing it at the meeting! Thanks for sharing! Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

Wendy said...

I love the idea of an improvised row quilt, it'll be amazing judging by the blocks so far!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love those apple blocks! The applique pictures are cute too.

dq said...

Love the machine quilting! The workmanship is exquisite.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Beautiful projects! I love those apples and would love to make a quilt with different rows. x Teje

Lorette Cole said...

Your quilting is amazing! The applique pieces and the apple blocks are lovely! Great job!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Beautiful feathers! I hope you're going to make a pillow or something with them. I agree, instagram is slightly addictive. You can find me @lisainporthope

Celtic Thistle said...

Love the apples and applique, what a fun project.

Lorna McMahon said...

Having fun is the main thing, Marelize. Glad to see it reflected in your works. All are gorgeous. Especially those FMQ samples. But I do love those apple blocks!

Carla said...

What gorgeous free motion samples!

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Those apples are adorable! The crochet cushions is such a great idea. love the look of those! Comfy:)

Jacqui S. said...

Very good work with your free motion quilting.

LA Paylor said...

cupcakes are delicious! The quilting is delicious too
LeeAnna Paylor
lapaylor.blogspot.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! I love your feathers!! I am just starting with machine quilting. FMQ that is.,I am a long time hand quilter, but determined to learn this. yours are adorable!!

creativeinstincts said...

Lovely apple blocks

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Your quilting is beautiful Marelize! I'm the same with the whole editing, blogging, thing at the moment... I'd love to feature you for I Quilt this week. Can you let me know if you're happy for me to use a couple of your images? Thank you xx

Seams Sew Together said...

Great Machine quilting, love it!!

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