Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A Fear Conquered

I didn’t finish the quilt today, but I did do another pass. 

 I am slow.

Large hearts in the top and bottom borders.

I am becoming more comfortable making the feathers.

Yay for me, and embracing my fears!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Some show and tell

Is it really almost the end of March?  Where has this year gone?

I have been very quiet here on the blog.  Life has been getting in the way of quilting … but there is change in the air.

I managed to get up the nerve to do a quilt for a family member. 
A gorgeous quilt top, pieced from French General Fabric’s, and a delicious Moda backing.   

 I was asked to quilt an allover pattern, which was reasonably open.  I stared at that quilt loaded, for what seemed like days!

I decided to throw in love hearts, which were part of one of the fabrics.  Thread was a variegated, natural colour which both blends and highlights.

Next on the frame is this cute girls quilt top. 
For my cousin’s 4 year old, it is destined for her new big girls bed.
Miss J chose the layer cake, an Annela Hoy delight, Posy. 

I added some solids, coral, lilac and white.  The backing is a gorgeous batik wide back in purples, pinks and apricot.  Delicious!

 I have decided to play on this top.

First Bump-Bump feathers!

A heart motif for the border.

Micro stippled hearts, in the open blocks.

I hope to get it finished tomorrow.

Glad to be getting back into the saddle!