Saturday, 20 July 2013

Pinwheel quilt finished at last!

I finished quilting and binding my water-lilies pinwheel quilt this week! It took almost 2 years for me to finish this quilt. I hand-quilted the centre of the quilt and the outer border I machine quilted. It is the first one of my quilts that I have quilted myself. The finished quilt is 83" x 83".
I used a Kaffe Fassett print, bekah in blue, for the back of the quilt. I used another Kaffe Fasset print, mirage stripe in blue, for the binding.
Here is another shot of the quilt on our bed. Unfortunately it has been raining so I can't take a photo of the whole quilt outside. Here is the link to the whole finished quilt top. It feels good to get such a big project finished! Yay!

Monday, 1 July 2013

French nine-patch quilt top finished

I finished sewing the French nine-patch quilt top yesterday. I'm not going to quilt this one myself, I'll have to get some quotes from the professionals. In the meantime, I'm going to make another pieced quilt top with all the leftover lighter coloured charm squares, I'm busy deciding on the pattern now.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

French nine-patch quilt progress

I finished making 120 5"x5" nine-patch blocks, and started playing with the French General charm pack squares for the layout for my French nine-patch quilt. I purchased 5 Moda French General charm packs in total: 2 x La Belle Fleur; 1 x Le Petite Odile; 1 x Ch√Ęteau Rouge; 1 x Esprit de Noel. I only used the darker background squares. The nine-patches were made from half-yard pieces from the La Belle Fleur and Chateau Rouge ranges.
I am about half-way with assembling the quilt-top now :)
I also managed to start knitting a cardigan. I chose a simple Kaffe Fassett motive from his Pattern Library book. 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Hexagon quilt kaleidoscope pieced backing

I added a border to my Curio hexagon quilt top. I think it finishes it off nicely. I decided to make a pieced back with the leftover fabric. I am trying out a kaleidoscope block template (Kaleido-Ruler) that my mom bought for me. It works great!