...been going on around here as far as quilting and half hexies and applique goes. Been pretty quiet on the achievement front. Nothing much to show, no quilts quilted, no binding bound, no applique stitched, no fabric arriving in the mailbox (I'm waiting for the backing for my half hexi quilt to turn up so I can get moving on that one, but no, not this week!).
So I will pull an oldie out to show you. This quilt was my first serious needleturn applique quilt. Prior to that I had only done blanket stitched applique.
I finished this quilt in July 2003....see, aren't labels handy?!!! (I'm usually very bad about putting labels on my finished quilts, but really, a label is like an artist signature and so time should be taken to attach this important little sign with info about the quilt, it's maker and at least the year it was made...I will try harder I promise!!). It was such a lovely quilt to make and came t0gether quite quickly. I loved the simple colour scheme and find it looks quite striking up on my wall (in this pic it's on the roof of the dog kennel!!).
It was also my first attempt at handquilting. I don't tend to do much handquilting these days as I'm usually in too much of a rush to get a quilt finished, however I really do love the look and feel of a handquilted quilt.
I tried to do my quilting in a quilt frame, but in the end found that quilting without the frame was much easier and more natural.
I've since moved on to bigger applique quilts and will show where I'm up to with the Kim McLean one I'm working on in a future post.
Oh, and I have met a lovely quilty friend through flickr and she has just started up a blog, so head on over to Joan's blog Wishes True and Kind and make her feel welcome to blogland. She has a lovely Kaffe quilt that she is working on which will be spectacular when it's finished.
Have a wonderful weekend. (I know I will, my parents from Brisbane are coming down for a visit, I'm very excited!!!) xo