Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Week 21 EPP - Dragon's Claw

It seems that all I've done this week is add a couple of rows to this piece.  Must try harder. It is flatter than it looks - the piece was scrunched up in a corner while we cleared the kitchen for a re-fit. No cooker, dishwasher or washing machine for three weeks.  Yikes!

Linking up (a bit late) with Life Under Quilt's Monday Count to see what everyone has been up to.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Week 20 EPP

Well, I got the trellis pattern square up to size.  156 pieces of this size don't add up to much - the finished block will be 12 inches square.  I've left the papers in around the edge as I am still not sure whether to join the blocks together before quilting, or try one of the many QAYG methods, or even hand quilt it or tie it.

This pattern was complex enough to keep me interested, although the proportions are slightly different from the parquet floor advert which gave me the idea.  I wouldn't mind a floor like that in my house.

Three pieces are left to increase to the right size.  The one on the right will be the easiest so I will start there.

The book in the image is a German pattern book.  On the right hand side is a chess board type pattern.  My current plan for these blocks is like that, but I was planning plain blue squares to separate the pieced blocks.  Now I am wondering about white or off white.  Dithering as usual.  

When America wakes up I will join Jessica's Monday link at Life Under Quilts.  Last week I met Pamela who I met online through Jessica's blog.  Pamela is an American living in Japan, who does all sorts of crafts, especially embroidery.  She was over here on a visit so we had a cup of tea at Hampton Court. How English! It was great fun to meet Pamela, who is the first person I've met in real life through blogging. 

Also linking with Hexie Weekend here.