Monday, 21 July 2008

Liberated !!!

By now anyone dropping in to the Blog will have realised that I am a 'Scrappy' quilter, but I have read so much about Gwen Marston's techniques recently I got to thinking that anyone who could make me stop worrying about my points (not always good !!) was worth taking a closer look at ! Trying to find a reasonably priced copy of Gwen's 'Liberated Quilting' is like trying to find stardust as many of you know.However, I did put my name down on Tonya's virtual petition to AQS to try and get the book reprinted (the news at the moment is that there is a very slight definite maybe for a go ahead!!). So I bought this whilst in the UK , to get me going at least

Looking for something easy to start, I found this

and over the weekend made this

Not exactly the same quilt as in the illustration, I decided to make it square so that it can be used as a table topper, and of course, not quite the same standard of quilting :-) It is finished though and I am quite pleased with my first 'liberated' attempt!! What I've really got my eye on next is this, as I think this is one Wedding Ring pattern I might achieve !!


Gina said...

Love the quilts. I'll keep an eye out for the book for you when I'm in the local charity shops

Love and hugs gina xxx

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Cute quilt, it turned out great. I really like that square wedding ring quilt too - very lively. You certainly live in a beautiful area, fun to "meet" you.

Karol-Ann said...

Fantastic Ann! Love your liberation!

Clare said...

I love the photos in this book. I wish photos Nancy Ray's quilts were online so I could gaze and gaze and gaze.

Lovely little quilt.

Hope you are feeling better.