Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I've never felt I had anything good enough to be entered into the Bloggers Quilt Festival before, but this year I'm giving it a go.
I've decided to enter this wall hanging I made for one of my sisters.

It's an original design, based in a much smaller mini quilt she had seen on my wall and admired. There's paper piecing, improving, appliqué, machine quilting and hand quilting.
It's finished up at 63" x 75" which is hopefully big enough the hide the crack in her wall in her rented house.....
Linking in to the Wall Hanging category.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Have yourself a merry Cherry Christmas

My new boss is a Christmas freak. No kidding, she's obsessed. I did not know this in the interview - it might have changed things.....
I have now managed to add fuel to that fire, at the same time as selling my first quilt - how exciting is that!
My Cherry Christmas quilt that I started last year and couldn't finish because of a poorly sick Janome is now finished, quilted (although not without great fabric-creeping suffering) bound, rolled up and tied with a big red ribbon, and delivered.

And she couldn't be happier! I took it in on Monday after my week off and every time I turned round (she sits behind me) she was cuddling it! It is now apparently already in use on the sofa, and an order has been placed for a table runner, 6 placemats and coasters.....

All I have to do now is make another one for me.....

Quilt stats:

  • Size - 58" x 58" roughly
  • Fabric - Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey with Kona White backing and binding
  • Pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50wt, quilting at around 1/4" - 1/2" apart

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside.... Done.

Remember this?

Well since you last saw it, I've got a bit more done....

Yet another one I'm giving away and wish I wasn't!
Quilt stats:
  • Size - 63" x 75"
  • Pattern: my own design
  • Fabric: all Kona solids except some Oakshott in the sky and Art Gallery Fabrics Square Elements to bind
  • Pieced and quilted using various Aurifil threads.