- My sewing machine and all the accoutrement's
- Fabrics for the commission I am currently working on
- Freezer paper
- Two pairs of scissors
- My unpicker
- Pins and needles
- Scraps, in case I wanted to start on something else
Grrrr...undeterred...I finished the applique element of the commission (more on that later) and then did some quilting by PowerPoint...
In case you are wondering what I mean, I use PowerPoint (Microsoft presentation software) to draw up designs. It's probably not totally suited to quilting designs but since I have spent 15 years of my life using it to get messages across I'm reasonably adept at drawing pictures in it!
So first up, here are the designs for the Brit Bee blocks for Miss October. Laura asked for stars, so I searched my old patchwork books and found the "Eastern star". A bit of tweaking to use HSTs rather than diamonds and fit the fabrics I have...here's the PowerPoint version
And I have managed to get this one stitched up, so here's the fabric version...
Block 2 is still on PowerPoint only, but I'm thinking something like this...
If I can stretch the fabric,and if it meets the requirements of Miss Laulipops?!
Next I drew up some designs for the Brit Quilt Pillow Swap. So, mystery partner....do any of these appeal to you?
Number 1: Floating squares, bright prints, sashed in white and all set on natural linen
Number 2: I think you like string quilting, so this design is a trellis of string patches (don't pay attention to the colours, this is the subject of another decision!)
Number 4: The Wild card, how about one of those stars above?!
Please help me decide, mystery partner!