Sunday, 21 March 2010

Liberated Quilters Retreat

To celebrate International Quilting Day, the Liberated Quilters Yahoo! group held a virtual online retreat.

Funnily enough, we all trouble kick starting ourselves and most of us, including me, spent a lot of time ripping and sewing and ripping again.  Have you ever sewn an S together upside down, ripped it and then done it again!

I sewed constantly for 6 hours, interspersed with large mugs of tea and The Young One keeping me company while she mucked about on the computer.

I didn't get as much achieved as I wanted to, but I did get 50% of the back done for my Liberated Amish 2010 Get Together quilt.


Apart from the "is", the letters are about 8 inches high.  The biggest ones I've ever done.  Once I got into my stride it felt good cutting really large strips, rather than itty bitty ones.

Two more words to do - "or" and "stripes", but they'll have to wait as the sun is shining and I've got chores to do.

7 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

like the change-up in the background fabric...you are so far ahead of me on this project....

belinda said...

Wow oh Wow Clare....your letters are fantastic!!! I'm loving the colors too!!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

whee!!!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful letters . . . and yes, I've made backwards letters more times than I care to divulge!

Millie said...

Your letters are terrific! I love the varying slants.

I usually have trouble with letters that are light and have dark backgrounds. I've messed a lot of those up.

ROZ said...

"S" stands for Super

kwilta said...

Looks fantastic Clare, jury still out on mine. Once I,ve done the quilting will definitely decide.