Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WOW Not a Random Act

April Showers has been quilted and I went with a hidden edge.  The envelope finish works here as the wall hanging isn't too big.  I also like the idea of unending chains.  ;^)

I had picked a palette for April Showers, my next wall hanging.  I was tempted by some cute umbrellas that I saw but I stuck with the stash, a low volume selection.  I cut slices after roughly figuring amounts.  My math is most always all over the place so we'll see.  I don't have a lot of these kinds of fabrics and I'm feeling stingy!  lol

I tried just sewing strips randomly end to end but I spent a lot of time unsewing.  :(  It would maybe work on a much bigger project but I do find I am very happy auditioning strips and then going off to sew them together and then whacking off where the next one should go.  Now as I'm nearing the other edge I need to get some not so random balance happening.  This is my favourite way of working.  I don't stress but I like to feel I am getting some flow happening.  Hopefully I can get the strips joined to each other by next Wednesday.

My friend Sherry, who shares her creative bliss here tells me this is the month to write letters.  I thought about it last year and this year I am going to do it.  Here are my first postcards.  I'm thinking quick, easy, and that soon there will be blue sky and green grass!  :)

If you  want to see what the gals scattered randomly across Canada are doing you can visit them by clicking on TN&TN and then with purpose or randomness you can click on their thumbnails.  It would be a kindness!

7 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I really like the hidden edge too:) Love all of it actually.

Jeanette said...

Do you use staz on for your fabric/linen blend fabric? I would like to try that with my stamps too, but it says not intended for fabric use-not sure why. Thought I would ask the expert!

Createology said...

I adore your finished envelope edge triangle quilt. Now your newest strips are looking very Spring and Calm. Good for you on the postcards and mailings. I am deluged with mailing every day this month but I am loving it! Creative Bliss My Friend...

What Comes Next? said...

what a great finish Elle - the envelope backing is perfect for this one. I like how your new piece is progressing, too.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

A beautifully made and finished quilt. Looking forward to seeing continued work on April Showers.

Jo Ferguson said...

The envelope finish was extremely effective. I love the unending chains. I adore the palette for April Showers and your postcards are lovely.

Regina said...

Your unending chains are very striking, and I understand your fondness of a bit of control...