A trip to the Park – Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I shared about my trip to the Millennium Park with my photographer colleague who did a generous work of photographing my recently finished quilts and how we took too many photos to share in one post so here are the rest of them. I love making mini quilts (about 18″) they’ve been the perfect way for me to develop my quilting skills, I make 18″ minis to practice new techniques, try out new blocks and as practice piece for my free motion or straight quilting. I usually end up making most into throw pillows so when a friend contacted me to make some for her mum, I excitedly agreed.

I spoke to her mum to discuss colors and she said to use my discretion (this is what I love to hear -what does my discretion mean though? perhaps in another post). She described her space and I figured I’ll settle for a gray background and just add various colors to that. I found this variegated gray fabric that works perfectly (I think I am obsessed with variegated fabrics by the way). I couldn’t decide on a color palette but worked from what I had in my stash. I shared my progress with her and she has decided she will like me to include some with black background, coffee brown and touch of yellow so I have more minis to make when I finish my current project. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve made so far 🙂

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In other news, I’m currently working on my block for the Cloud 9 Blog Hop and wow…writing a pattern and a tutorial is major work! I am about doing my second test block as my measurement was wayyyy off the first attempt and I missed a lot of steps in the instruction. Much kudos to pattern writers and people that post tutorials!!! I’m happy I signed up for the blog hop though, it is challenging me on so many levels and who doesn’t like a challenge :).

As always, thanks for stopping by and I’ll love to hear your thoughts on writing a tutorial post. For my block there are irregular shapes like diamonds to cut out, would it be better to include templates or will instruction on cutting suffice? I also found useful links to a clear instructions on cutting irregular shapes, is it OK to include that instead? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week.

Sola 🙂

14 Replies to “A trip to the Park – Part 2”

  1. I loved seeing your pillows out playing in the park. As far as the pattern writing, I can’t give you any advice, as I rarely use patterns. It sounds like lots of us are getting good tutorial writing experience!

    1. Thanks Marla ?. That is exactly the problem for me…the fact that I rarely use patterns. I figure out my way to do stuffs and I always find a way to iron out the kinks. Putting that down step by step is the challenge but I’m on my 3rd test block as of now and I think I’m almost there ?

  2. Good luck on your writing the pattern tutorial, I have never attempted that. The photos of the pillows are so wonderful and fun in the park setting! I hope the pillows had a good time on their day out! 🙂

  3. Love all the pretty pillows and the photographs are perfect as are the settings. I’m with you on the Cloud 9 blog hop. I thought I had my block all figure out, but not so sure now.

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