Sunday, April 10, 2011

Handquilting & Fabric Stash

The handquilting on my Little Folks Snowball quilt is coming along bit by bit.


All the vertical and horizontal quilting is finished, now I am quilting it across the diagonal.


The hera marker tool has made it very quick to mark the stitch lines. It leaves a crease in the quilt making it very easy to stitch along the crease, no pen or chalk marking needed!


I am using Perle 8 threads most of which I purchased from Amitie. I'm sure I need another visit up there in the school holidays for a restock!!!


Recently I came home from a very busy day at work to find a gorgeous parcel sitting on my doorstep. The lovely Jackie from Canton Village Quilt Works had sent me this divine package of colour...


These are delightful Terrie Mangat fabrics. I love them all but I think my absolute favourite is that purple with the red dot.


I have been very good this year on my fabric diet, though I have broken it a little lately to purchase some gorgeous Liberty of London fabrics. Hope to show them soon. Have a lovely Sunday. xo

31 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Oh yum! I haven't seen those Terrie Mangat fabrics yet. Can't wait to see what you'll make with them. Your snowball quilt is looking great and your quilting is beautiful.

Lurline said...

Oh, so adorable - big hugs, Cathie!
Lurline♥

Helen in Switzerland said...

That's one lovely quilt Cathy! And I really like your quilting idea!

Andi said...

Loving that hand quilting.
Andi xx

PS Diet shmiet!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow to your quilt and love the fabric...

Janet said...

Diets are meant to be broken now and again you know, love your new ones. The quilt is looking wonderful with the perle, all nice and cuddly. I must get a new hera marker, I used mine for the wrong thing and it's chipped.

Anonymous said...

I know this may seem an odd question - but are you a librarian??

Kathie said...

aren't fabric packages the best! Love getting that kind of mail! I still haven't tried marking with a hera tool, guess I had better try
love the colors of your perle cottons....your quilting looks great.
that quilt is just so happy! Happy snowballs!
I like that.
Kathie

Cathy said...

Hi Anonymous...your comment has come through with no reply, so I will reply here in the hope you will come back!!! Yes, I do work in a library, though I am a library officer rather than a librarian (the difference is lots of study!!). Email me if you want to ask me anything. Cathy xo

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous quilt & I love the hand quilting...clever thing! Hope you have fun over the holidays!

Barb said...

Your quilt is coming along nicely....and what eye candy today, thanks!

Jude said...

beautiful quilt, well done...

Crispy said...

Ooooo love the fabrics!! I'm going to have to look at this line, those zigzags are intriquing :0) Love the Snow Ball quilt too!!

Crispy

Jackie said...

Your snowball quilt is just gorgeous! Love the quilting with the perle cotton. So glad you love the fabric and that I could assist you in your fabric diet.

Anna said...

I love you snowball quilt! I have been looking for one of those tools and so far have been unsuccessful! Now I am going to try even harder. I have this sign over my stove that says, "a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand!" But I also say, "a balanced fabric diet is a fat quarter in each hand!"

Beth Gracie said...

omg GORGEOUS! i bet that is SO soft and amazing. your quilting is beautiful.

Jackie said...

I really enjoy the hera marker too, though I have not used it for anything other than individual blocks. The perle cotton looks wonderfully vibrant!

Donna~~ said...

Oh so lovely--you're making great progress with the quilting! Those pearl cottons are such lovely colors and look so nice with your fabrics. I'm going to have to try some. But handquilting--I'm not sure I remember how to do that!! Those Terry Mangat fabric colors are fantastic--my kind of diet food-yum yum!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is lovely. I'll h ave to try that perle cotton. Love those fabrics.

Sarah said...

Hi Cathy! It's been a while, I know... so busy with the baby (she's one today!) and work. Your hand quilting is stunning. And this quilt is worth it - so beautiful. I love the hera marker too. Hopefully I will post again one day and show you what I've been up to. xxx

Nedra said...

Your quilting is coming along so nicely. And how fun to get some fabrics from Jackie. I love everything she carries.

Jan Marie said...

I had forgotten how much I like that snowball quilt. It is really beautiful.

Pat said...

I love the quilt and the fabrics are wonderful also. I guess it is time for me to go to the quilt shops and pick up some stash for a new quilt. Thanks for the hint on the tool. I will have to look for one.

wishes, true and kind said...

I adore your Little Folks snowball quilt!

mieke said...

Your little folks snowball quilt looks fabulous, Cathy! How nice to put in some applique panels.
and yes, I hope to be able to come to Australia one day! If I do, you and Material Obsession shop will be my first stops...

ranette said...

Just looking at your snowball quilt makes me sooo happy! It's gorgeous Cathy and I love the quilting with the perle cotton thread.
I've made a couple of skirts for my girls out of the Little Folks Voile and it's a dream to work with so I'm saving all the scraps for quilts :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That pattern is one of my favorites! The fabrics are yummy have fun with them.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

gorgeous! love teri's fabrics...

Josie said...

Your snowball quilt is fab-u-lous!! Such beautiful colour... love it to bits.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Beautiful threads for beautiful quilting! :)

alobsiger said...

Oh, I've been hoping to see your Little Folks quilt again! The quilting is looking brilliant! Heh heh heh, I learned a lesson with my hera marker recently. Using it with a metal ruler is probably not advisable. I was shaving off bits of the marker while marking my lines with one. Oops! Darnit, cuz a nice cork backed metal ruler certainly stays where you put it on the fabric! Lovely Terrie Mangat fabrics!! I have a lot of her first collection from Free Spirit. There's a very fun print called Junk Drawer. Love it!