Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Finished Plus Quilt

This one was finished and gifted a few weeks ago.

A nice quick quilt for a gorgeous new niece.

The quilting was done in straight lines, back and forth across each cross, changing the direction as I traveled across the quilt. I added the arrows to show what I mean!...(click on photo to see more detail)

I really like the back, using up some older fabric ranges I had sitting in my cupboard.

The binding was a nice dark navy with a lime green ikat dot. Yummy.

I love the rich colours in these fabrics. I'm sure Imogen will enjoy her new quilt.

Talking of colour I thought I'd show my sweet candle stick holders full of colour I found recently. Aren't they fun? If you want to see more on colour, I love the post Kathy Doughty put up this morning on colour very interesting reading.

Monday, January 13, 2014

To Quote Winnie the Pooh...

...."Rivers know this:
there is no hurry.
We shall get there some day."

I love this quote, and I feel it is particularly apt for my Flower Garden Quilt...

This quilt will be finished one day, but in the meantime I am actually still enjoying the task of hand quilting it in straight lines 1/4 inch apart. 

This quilt began back in 2011 here.

I started the hand quilting on it in June last year. Using six different coloured perle 8 threads and using a crease marker to mark my 1/4 quilting lines (here). 

I have now quilted over four of the five long flower panels, so only one long panel and the borders to go yay!

The quilt is becoming so textural with the heavy hand quilting, I just adore the feel of it. You can really see the stitching on the back.

I may not get much achieved over summer...who wants to sit under a hot quilt on a hot day?! 
But, it will get finished eventually. 

Do you have long term project that just keeps bubbling along slowly in the background?