Friday, November 29, 2013

Finished up...

Over the past couple of days I have managed to complete a couple of quilts.  I am really happy how they have turned out.

This is the cutest fabric and I love the way the grey/white dot binding frames it.  They grey is more like a purple grey so it works very nicely with the pink.  

The second quilt finished is the Afternoon Tea Delight quilt from the Dessert Roll Quilt book.  The fabrics are mostly Tilda fabrics which were left over from the Marti Michell quilt.

I am linking to Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Week in review...

It has been another busy week with finishing up a couple of old projects and starting some new.

First up is a really old work in progress that is now finished.  It took so long for no other reason than, there was always something else to get done first.  I started these almost 12 months ago.

Then there are the Dresden Plates which are now hanging on the wall in my sewing room.

The most recent finish for the week is this beautiful Marti Michell BOM quilt.  It came back from the long arm quilter on Thursday afternoon and was straight home so I could add the binding.  I had the binding completed by 9am the next morning.  As you may remember from previous posts I was making this quilt for my dear Nana who is turning 92 this year.  I gave it to her on Friday and she thought it was great!!  I couldn't have been happier :)

At the last moment and because there was fabric left from the backing I made the two pillowcases to match the quilt.

The majority of fabrics in the quilt were Tilda Fabrics which are very pretty and feminine.

I used this cute pale pink gingham for the backing and had a huge rose pattern quilted across the quilt.

Next, I am still working on the quilt using the strips of fabric from the last post.  I was waiting on the white fabric, but as soon as I got that, the top was completed.  Just need to get it basted now.  It is using Folk Tale by Natalie Lymer.

I also made a start on the Afternoon Tea quilt from the Dessert Roll Quilt book.  

I cut the fabric on Monday.

I worked through yesterday and this morning to have the completed front.

I hope to have this basted tomorrow and to start quilting over the weekend.

I am linking to WIP Wednesday and Fabric Tuesday.

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, November 8, 2013

Last few weeks, mostly in photos...

Nan's Quilt is now at the long arm quilter being quilted all over with large roses.

The binding is ready to go.

A couple of library bags and pencil cases I made for my Sister to give as Christmas presents.

Another quilt started and basted.

This is for my Sister to give as a gift so she is hand quilting around the circles and I'll finish it off when she is ready.

Another quilt started and ready for binding to be sewn down.

Quilt finished.  Another quilt for my sister to give as a gift.

I got round to making myself something.

Last week I made these to give as Christmas presents for my nieces and a friends little girl.  

I'm a little over purple though.  I thought maybe someone would be pink but all the little girls I know are into purple.

My nieces love these Frixion Pens. You can write with them and they have an eraser for correcting mistakes.  They are also starting to be used with sewing.

One last quilt for my Sister to give as a gift.  All the strips are sewn together ready for sashing.