Sunday, July 06, 2008

Two down....

countless more to go! I've managed to finish two quilt that have been languishing for far too long. Both contain 'firsts' for me, even though I've been making quilts for about 14 years.

Quilt 1

The "Scrapbag Whirl" quilt was sewn during a class at Needles and Pins in Warrandyte. It is the first time I'd used autumn toned fabric in a whole quilt, and I was really pleased with the end result. I became adventurous and managed to machine quilt it, also. It was the first time I'd quilted such a large quilt, but the straight lines made it quite manageable.

Quilt 2

I fell in love with the hydrangea fabric in the kaleidoscope quilt, and so HAD to make one of these. Once I sorted out the repeats and layers, it was a reasonably quick quilt to make, but then I also attempted to machine quilt this one and gave up in disgust. It sat folded away until I decided to get Chris from Sandlyn House to quilt it for me - she did a lovely job!

I now only need to add a label and it is officially finished! I love the way you end up with 12 totally different blocks from the same fabric - I'll have to make a different one, some day.

Quilt 3
I'm now sewing the binding on my Angels quilt, custom quilted by Chris. Here's a sneak peek at a couple of the blocks. Check back in about a week - I should have it ticked off the list too!


Julie said...

Such beautiful work! You are very talented!

Emma said...

I just found your blog though SCQuilters. These top two quilts are both beautiful! And congratulations to your daughter! I already have my 12-month-old playing with fabric and interested in the sewing machine!