Sunday, 26 October 2014

I Blame Instagram!

Yep, it's all Instagram's fault I haven't posted in a while.

A couple of months back I met up with some ladies from a Facebook Group I am in and they all talked about Instagram and how great it was so I was convinced to set up an account.  Let's just say that I have became a little bit obsessed with this whole new world of instant gratification.  I have been following people, joining in swaps and challenges and completely ignoring my blog.

But now that I have got the infatuation out of my system it's all systems go again.

In August I joined in a Bonnie & Camille charm swap organised by the talented Ms Midge which yielded 112 charms from across all of the B&C collections.  Following on from the swap is the Bonnie & Camille Charm-A-Long.

We were challenged to make a project using the charms from the swap for a chance to win some beautiful prizes.

So without further ado, here is my entry:

I have wanted make a circle quilt for some time and I have many different circle projects on my list but I didn't feel any were suitable for this challenge.  So I came up with my own design.
I am calling this quilt 'River Walk'.

First I cut random sized circles from some of the charms and machine appliqued them to the background fabric using invisible thread.  Tying off and buying threads for all of the circles was the hardest and most tedious part of the project.  But once that was done it was time for some fmq fun.

I chose to quilt circles and the plan was to quilt them densely close to the applique and then gradually spread them out towards the edges of the quilt.  I don't think I was quite as successful as I had pictured in my head but I can assure you I wasn't about to unpick and start again!

I still have to wash and block the quilt but as usual I was cutting things pretty fine and only just managed to get it complete in time to post before the challenge deadline.
One day I will be organised and allow plenty of time to complete projects so that I do not put myself under so much pressure.......hmmmm, one day.

Until next time,