Wednesday, 30 September 2009



as you can see --- that's what you get when you work when you're tired and work in bad light! i never realised the back was looping and bunching ....until it was too late.....

the good news .... a couple of hours of patient unpicking has cleared all the bits of thread and the fabric isnt marked. so it's ready to go again ...but i'm not. ;-(
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Sunday, 27 September 2009

quilt back

i decided on a simple block pattern - with some of the front patterns. the colours really do complement the front - i definitely wont be quilting in cream thread.....but what colour for all??

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

quilt top together

quilt top assembled.....

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maybe a plain maroon border.....but i have no idea what to do for the backing or what colour thread to use for the quiliting

Friday, 11 September 2009

textured quilt

this is a departure in colours - much darker than my usual palette. i settled on the graduated colour rather than a total random look

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this was the alternative scrappy pattern

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I used the sample fabric books that I found back in March.

Friday, 4 September 2009

strippy pillow

I have discovered strip quilting!!!!!


i love it!!!!!!!!

i even ventured out to new quilt stitches - i really like the cirlces ....but they take an AGE ..I think i will reserve this for smaller projects because you need to be able to manoeuvre the quilt freely to get nice circles so i may not be able to on a full size quilt?


back to meandering on one side - after the circles i actually enjoyed it and kept the paths close together.


and the full side view..(i think that's my shadow on the photo as there are no dark areas)
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i am thinking of planning a Quilt now as i learnt so much doing this small project. we shall see.