Thursday, 11 October 2012

2 quilts finished - 1 UFO being worked on....

A quick post to show a couple of quilts of mine that I managed to finish this week.

The first one is the spinning star quilt I started last week.  I decided to stick to 9 blocks and added a border to which I added a gentle wave edge.  Sometimes I feel a plain border is a bit of a cop out, just a way to finish a quilt but perhaps a little uninspiring.  I love how it turned out and it is just the perfect size for a lap quilt.






The second one is a quilt I made a while ago and it has been hanging up waiting to be quilted.  It was made with a couple of layer cakes that had been hanging around my studio for a while.One evening I decided to stay in my studio into the evening as my husband was away and I got it finished. I added a deep scalloped edge and bound it with a green spot.  Love it.






My UFO!

This quilt is one I started last year after buying a template to make the 'apple core' block and a curved piecing foot for my Bernina.  I saw the foot being demonstrated at the Festival of Quilts and the lady doing it made it look so easy.  I have to say I had my doubts as to whether it was as easy as she made it look but decided to buy it anyway.  It is great.  It really does work so I am slowly (oh so slowly) putting this quilt together.  Not sure how big it will finish up but I have cut enough apple cores to make a king size quilt.  Not all those pieces you can see are sewn together - I have just plonked them on my design wall to get an idea of what it will look like.  The centre applique block is one made from a Blackbird Designs book.


I try to get in a little bit of sewing for myself each day and it is amazing how much can be achieved by doing this. It feeds a creative need (and no doubt makes me a nicer person too!!!)

Happy Quilting.

Chris

3 comments:

  1. They are all great, but I love the middle one and even 'recognise' some of those fabrics ;)!!
    I think it's important to sew for yourself - keeps us all sane!

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  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely. But then I would say that cos I like all your quilts.

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  3. I just love those apple core blocks with the appliqué...what a great idea!

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