Tuesday, January 12, 2010

UFO sightings in 2010

The start of a new year often prompts a tidy up of my workspace. I hoped to be inspired to get cracking on some new projects. I was..... but some UFOs (un-finished objects) were spotted! So I need to also fit these into the plan for 2010.

I gave the primary school children in Claregalway Educate Together National School some fabric paints and asked them to paint something that showed how their school was special. They did an amazing job and then learned how to use an old hand-cranked Singer machine to add a border to their work. I promised to put these together and bring back the quilts to hang at the school or to use as picnic blankets. I really want to get these done for the children to see their work.

This 'bowl' wall-hanging was started at a Kaffe Fassett workshop in Dublin some years ago. I like it a lot, but it's been sitting there and forgotten for quite a while!
This is my current hand-piecing project I sew when I meet with my quilting buddies, the Corrib Quilters, every week. It's been growing slowly and I'm on the last row. It will be approx 40 x 40 inches when complete. It is my first curved piecing project and is made totally from scraps with no particular placement plan for each colour. Perhaps I'll complete it in time for the exhibition in the Galway City Museum in May?
Here's hoping 2010 will see these all sewn-up!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ester. the quilt patches look fabulous. when the quilt is finished we would love a picture to put on the Educate Together website. Thanks! emer.nowlan@educatetogether.ie.