Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Happy Houses Quilt progress

I had done a few blocks for this quilt ages ago, and have gradually been adding to them. I'm fed of making them now, so am going to join all these up with green sashing (pretty much as they are laid out here) and then put a big border of brightly coloured little patchwork squares around the outside (I think.) I love that fact I have measured not one thing on the quilt so far!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Quilting for a year

One of my New Year's Resolutions for 2010 was to take up quilting. I did it! I don't know how to do one of those nice pictures made up of lots of little ones, like I've seen on other people's blogs (if anyone knows, please tell me!), but here are my quilts of 2010...
I will have to post some pictures too of all the lovely new books and fabric I got just recently... no chance I'll be giving up quilting any time soon!

Aviary Quilt Finished

I finally got round to finishing the Aviary fabric quilt, which I pieced together last summer in France.
I added on a border in Kona Snow, and then did simple quilting in the ditch for the main piece. I don't think I like quilting on the bias, because the quilt seems to come out a bit 'puffier' than when I am quilting normally.
I couldn't really decide what quilting to do in the border, but came up with this scallop & lines pattern. The resulting quilt is quite old fashioned looking I think, and I'm not sure if I 100% love it yet. I rounded off the corners too (using another dish!), and cut my binding fabric on the bias, so it would stretch nicely round.
It's the largest quilt I've done - an English double bed sized.Ready for trimming, and binding.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Advent Calendar

An advent calendar which I made for my sister-in-law. (I made it the same way as a normal quilt, just with pockets sewn on, and some thin dowel threaded into the top edge of binding.)