Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Here's a peek at my current project

Since shortly before Christmas I've been communicating back and forth with a couple who recently bought a condo and wanted to know if I could make them some wall-hangings and matching table runners. The condo is in the Cayman Islands so they wanted them done in Caribbean colours. We finally settled on a Mariner's Compass theme for all of them, which is really cool because it's one of my favourite patterns to work with.

One quilt has multiple compasses on it, the other has one big compass with some applique in the corners of the quilt. We had found pictures online of compass designs that they liked, but no patterns for either so I drafted up my own variations of each. This way we don't have to worry about copyright issues and I know that it's a pattern that I can make, since I designed it.

I've got the multiple compass quilt top pieced (did it by paper piecing, not my preferred method but it does give excellent results when it comes to pointy points) and have just started the quilting. I'm using a variegated thread for them all and it really looks great, if I do say so myself. Here's a picture of some of the quilting I've done on it so far. I'm quilting the compasses in the ditch, and filling in the background areas with feathers. I figure I should be done this one in a week or so and then get started on the others.