Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WIP Wednesday - Week 37 - Caitlin's Quilt Top Finished

Two work in progress items today! I have just finished the boarders of Caitlins quilt! I had Mothers Group at my house this morning, little did Caitlin's Mum know what was sitting in the next room from where we were drinking coffee and chatting! Thanks for all those who commented regarding my square or rectangle deliema. I liked the idea of the rectangle, but the thought of making more blocks didn't grab me, and I didn't want it to get too big. So I took out all the blocks that were just 4 x 3.5 inches, cause I thought I could use them in my Dissappearing 9 Patch Quilt for Milly. So I culled it from 48 blocks down to 35 blocks and slimmed it down to the size above, 91 x 120 cms. I'm liking the pink strippey boarder, thinking a dark pink or purple binding.

Below is a sneek peak of my Dolls Quilt for the EB swap. I used the macro setting on my camera for this shot, I'm impressed, you can make out the grain of the fabric! This has been sitting up on the felt wall for a week, working out colour A or colour B background..... Now I have Caitlins Quilt top all done, I'll get stuck back into this.

I have just listed some half a metre of fabrics in the store too.

11 comments:

AJ said...

Oh My...!!! How perfect is that pink stripe!!! I simply love it!! Perfect sizing too...centering the name looks great!

Lily said...

I like the border fabric too and the way you've worked Caitlin's name.

And the colours in your doll quilt are gorgeous!

Austy's Mum said...

I love the crazy log cabin block - the colours work so well together (I am partial to a citrus theme!) I love your solution to the squares and rectangles too - looks gorgeous, and I think purple binding would really set it off and frame it beautifully.

Emma said...

I really like the pink stripe, and the colours in that log cabin are exquisite.

Linda said...

Hi Helen, I love Caitlin's Quilt Top! Wish I had a daughter, sigh... ;-)
How is the log cabin with a zing coming along? I'd love to see it finished! (or did I completely overlook it?)
Cheers, Linda

Dannielle said...

Caitlin's quilt is stunning!

My daughter loves those colors. She would be so jealous!

I love the soft rainbow colors you've used in the doll quilt.

Natalie said...

wow, I love Caitlin's quilt, the colours and layout look fantastic! Your teaser shot of the doll quilt looks great too, looking forward to seeing the final photo.

tigerfilly said...

Gorgeous colours, absolutely gorgeous!! You have such an eye for colour Helen!

Helen said...

Thanks Girls. :)

Linda, I'm embarrassed to say that that rainbow zing log cabin quilt is still sitting in a pile of 8 blocks to be constructed..... opps! Hopefully before Christmas??! Think I am dreaming!

atet said...

Caitlin's quilt is just lovely -- and the sneak peek of the doll quilt, it's going to be great!

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE how the quilt has turned out. Great compromise on the layout size/shape - love the way you used the letter blocks too. Perfect :)