June 21, 2013

WIP - Swell pattern from Simply Retro

Some days ago I decided I was going to quilt "Swell", pattern from the book Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley (for those that just got on my blog) with pebbles . 

After starting with pebbles (yes I did, now I've to use my seam ripper a bit)  I could see it would take forever to be done... Then, I decided I was going to quilt with swirls like Camille's quilt (Swell was quilted by Angela Walters). So, I took this huge risk changing my mind on the way but, I'm glad I did! Just don't compare my quilting with Angela's! hahaha And, please triple check which quilting pattern are you going to do before starting quilting it...



Here is a block from the quilt (some of my blocks ended up a bit different than the pattern's diagram. I didn't pay attention  following the diagram for the blocks (too bad :-/). Then, in order to not get fabrics repeated  in the same block I kept with a different assembly for some of them. Big mistake of mine! I should've planed all the units arrangement (there are four units for each block) before sewing them randomly. So, just follow Camille's diagram, so simple and easy! :-D


That's it for today! Just wanted to give some heads up because I'm sure I'll have a lot to share and talk next Monday!

2 comments:

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

Amei o bloco e os tecidos!!
Nossos tecidos aqui no Brasil são de excelente qualidade, mas raros são tão bonitos quanto os daí.A maioria dos que compro são importados e, mesmo incluindo o frete, ficam bem mais baratos que os daqui. Os nossos altos impostos são cruéis. Este é um dos motivos destas manifestações aqui. Você tem sorte em estar em outro país..

Jana Machado said...

Você tem toda razão Regina! Qdo eu morava no Brasil sempre importava os tecidos e acho um absurdo o preço alto dos nacionais. Por favor sinta-se convidada e participe do quilt along! Será divertido!

I totally agree with you Regina! In Brazil cotton fabric is very pricey. I also used to buy fabrics from USA when I used to live in Brazil. Well, be welcome to quilt along, it'll be fun!