Monday, November 15, 2010

Morning Star details

Some one just pointed out that I hadn't blogged pics of the quilt I made for Ingrid...not sure how I forgot! Put it down to overtime at work, uni assignment due and a short holiday - something had to get missed.
(There are some great photos over at Ingrid's blog - )
So here it is - Morning Star.

I used fabrics from the latest Storybook Village range, purchased from Fabric Shack with a whit-on-white floral print for the background. I used sixteen diferent fabrics for the diamonds.

The design is based on the 'Starlight Express' pattern from the book 'Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott, but altered to use 1.5in strips and to add an extra row of diamonds.
The binding is made from the strips left-over after cutting the diamonds.
The quilt ended up at around 22 inches square.
I quilted about 1/4in nside the seam lines to define the star and then echo quilted the white background at 1 inch intervals. I used pastel embroidery thread for the quilting to add a bit of interest to the white.
The backing is pieced from fabrics from the same range.
As usual, I have a matching one half-made in the pile of works-in-progress.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Opening day

This is the front of the lovely little doll quilt made for me by Denni. Isn't it sweet.
This pic doesn't quite pick up the colours but it was the best I could do.
Look at the fantastic free-motion applique.

This shot was taken outside to try and pick up the texture of the applique and quilting.

This is the back and you can clearly see all the tiny stitches in the hand quilting.

The label is made using a photo of the front of the quilt.
I feel very lucky to be given something that has been made with such care.
Thanks Denni!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween dress up day

seems to come around faster every year.

I took the easy option this year and the only sewing I did was to insert some elastic at the wrists and ankles.

But seriously for about $15 total who is complaining. Certainly not this little boy. Doesn't he think he is the bees knees!

Doll quilt opening day is tomorrow

and I hope mine makes it to its new home in time.

Here are some sneak peeks to tide my partner over until opening time.