Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Quilt Top in a Week?

I feel quite proud of myself. From cutting to finished quilt top in a week. I sewed all the dissapperaing 9 patches together, added a 2 inch sashing and wolah, finished! It measeures 32 by 42 inches. Perfect newborn baby size.

And I have gone for my flavour of the month quilting technique, straight up and down quilting lines. In blue Aurifil. So far I have quilted 52 lines without having to change the bobbin! Have to love that!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blue Disappearing 9 Patch Baby Quilt.

Look, I am sewing again! A friend had a baby boy on the weekend. She kept the sex of the baby a suprise and so I have held off on sewing anything till he was born. So now I have to whip up something quick! What does one turn to in such a case? The good old dissappearing 9 patch block! This one is three 9 patches across and four down. With a bit of luck I should have the top finished by the weekend....

Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Window of Green.

I finished a quilt. Don't fall off your chair! This quilt was started back here in April and the birthday it was intended for came upon me very quickly..... last Thursday!

I'm pleased with the quilting, very textural. I did have some issues with some of the seams being pulled out of shape with the quilting but overall you can't notice it. And I am learning if you don't point out the faults to anyone then they don't notice them!

Nice size for a picnic rug. It ended up measuring 82 inches by 60 inches.

The backing was fun to sew. Used up a bit of green! Its spinning around in the washing machine as I type this post. I don't usually wash a quilt before gifting it but the binding got dirty during the photo shoot! Bugger!! I hope to walk over to the 15 year old's house later on this afternoon, she loves green so I'm sure she will love this quilt for her bed.... fingers crossed!

Thursday, September 06, 2012

EB Quilter Bee Blocks!

Its been slow sewing around here lately. Life is getting in the way of sitting down behind the machine! I have finally completed my blocks for the last two months of the EB Quilters Bee. I have realized that I am down for October, the last month, so I better start thinking about that I want the girls to sew for me! The whirlygigs are for Mands and the crosses are for Denni.Hope you like them ladies!