Thursday, 16 August 2012


This is a really short post just to show you my 2 quilts for our local show that I finally finished.  All I have to do now is sew a hanging sleeve on the back and they are ready to be dropped off at the showground.

I was really happy with the curved binding on this one.  I managed to curve around each feather in the border and I made a multicoloured binding using the plain fabrics in the Circa 1934 fat quarter bundle that I had. I don't want to be doing any pebble background fill for a while but I do like how it makes the feathers stand out.

 I made a scrappy binding for this using offcuts of the Fandango fabric that I had.

Again. I apologise for the quality of the photos!  The colours all seem rather washed out.  Must do better!

I have really fallen in love with the urban 9 patch block and have started another one!  I've only made 4 blocks so far, but I have 36 cut out waiting to be sewn together.  What do you think?

I was wondering whether to add further borders and make it into an Urban Deco block, like this

This was my 'try out' block.  Before getting stuck in with the rotary cutter when making a new quilt that I am not sure how easy it will be to piece, I make a practice block using scraps.  This one will be made into a cushion one fine day.

I've had a really busy week and quilted 6 quilts so far but they were all brought in before I had my blog so didn't ask if I could photograph and blog about them.  I have taken photos of some and when they are collected, I will ask their owners.  If they say yes, I will post some pictures of them.

Hope you are all managing to get some quality quilting time in.



  1. Really love what you've done there! Both gorgeous but must say, the first is my fave :-)

  2. WOW! Am not sure I've got anything else to say?! Truly stunning quilts x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! That first one is spectacular, but I Really love the flying geese fraiming your dresdens. Both quilts look like winners to me! :)

  4. Like I said Chris, if you don't get ribbons for these I'll eat my hat! Great job.:)

  5. Fab! Worthy of a ribbon or two IMHO! :)

  6. Wow what amazing quilts and amazing blocks - I need to go and sew right now!

  7. Awesome! Didn't get a proper look yesterday, but I shall admire them in the show!!!