Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hello again!

I've not posted for a while but not because I was sitting on a beach somewhere reading a book and drinking cocktails! (only in my dreams).  I have been really busy but 4 of the quilts I have just finished belonged to ladies who have their own blogs and I didn't think it was appropriate to blog about their quilts until they have done so themselves.  Another quilt was to go in the book I was telling you about in my last post so can't show you that either!!  Then finally, I managed to spill a mug of tea into my netbook!!  Yes, I know all about food and drink and computers but I just never thought I would be that clumsy - just goes to show!!  Fortunately I managed to tip it upside down really quickly and only the keypad was damaged.  Had to order another one from somewhere in the far east and my husband has now replaced it so I am up and running again.

I have however been working on a quilt of mine.  When I first started to quilt I loved all the civil war type fabrics and their warm deep colours.  Recently I have been lured away by all those bright modern fabrics but for this quilt, I have returned to my first love.  I made this quilt ...


from this book...


using these fabrics...


This is the result...






Not sure why but when I made all the blocks, I had an extra row of blocks but not enough fabric to do a double row of squares for the border.  Never mind.  I still love it as it is.

I added a green 'Jo Morton' fabric binding which I thought complemented the fabrics on the front and used up some old fabric (red rooster I think) that I had in my studio for the back.


I quilted it with an allover pattern called 'come dance with me' which is a feather pattern.  Unfortunately the fabrics are so busy that you can't see the stitching but trust me, it is quilted!  It is now going in the washing machine to get all wrinkly and snuggly.  I think this quilt will be one folded on the end of the sofa to cuddle up in whilst watching telly in front of our log burner.   Winter does have some good points.




This is what you get in our house when you bring quilts out of the studio and into the lounge to sew the binding on!!!.....


Wonder if I could teach him to sew the binding on for me - nope, didn't think so!

Hope you are all having a productive quilting week.  Now I have to decide what to make next - finish a UFO or start something new?  What would you do?

Chris XX

8 comments:

  1. That is really beautiful. I don't normally go for these traditional fabrics, but this quilt is so warm and inviting, I want to snuggle under it!

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  2. I love all the curves in various fictions. Makes me want to stare at it till I've followed them all to their conclusions! I think leftover blocks are the universe's way of telling us the quilt needs a matching cushion ;)

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    1. That should have been 'directions' not 'fictions'!!

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  3. wow! That is a really lovely pattern, and your curves look perfect! Really lovely.

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  4. Gorgeous! I may have to invest in that book, just for that quilt!

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  5. Chris, have you been to bed since I've been away? Lovely, lovely quilt. Well I'm way behind now on the challenge but then I have been sitting on the beach drinking cocktails lol x

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  6. Wow!!! I really love how this quilt has turned out. The fabrics you have choose for made it are perfect. There's a lot of work with this curves.
    Well done is really beautiful :)

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  7. Wow!!! I really love how this quilt has turned out. The fabrics you have choose for made it are perfect. There's a lot of work with this curves.
    Well done is really beautiful :)

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