Woohoo! I’ve finally finished piecing my giant scrappy swoon quilt, and it only has one small chocolaty handprint on! 744+ squares later and I can definitely say a whole lot of insanity went it to this quilt, but that’s good as I needed to get it out of my system.
These lovely babies, each measuring about 24″ sq have been lovingly made from the scraps leftover from my Modern Medallion Quilt pictured below, and I’m entering them in to the Festival of Strings. I splashed out on a lovely fat quarter selection of Anna Maria Horner’s Field Study collection and coordinating solids for this quilt, I figured that if I was going to spend months sewing and quilting a quilt by hand then I’d better really adore the fabric I’m using, otherwise what would be the point! The only trouble with loving the fabric that much though was that I couldn’t bear to part with any scrap – no matter how small! At least this way I can be surrounded by it loveliness!
This is my first finish of the week, it’s a little string quilt top measuring about 24.5″ sq, I had fantastic fun using up some of the leftover Field Study scraps from my modern medallion quilt, it was such a lovely change to just do some random sewing and trimming without a pattern to stick to after weeks of sewing 3.5″ squares together! Read the rest of this entry
This beautiful quilt was my first attempt at a ‘real’ sized quilt and I’m entering it into The Bloggers Quilt Festival. I was given two Moda Freebird jelly rolls for Christmas one year and after many months of indecision, I was finally inspired by the Sugar Pop n Change Quilt on the Moda Bake Shop to open my beautiful beautiful jelly rolls. It was a close call, they were almost too lovely to open, but at least this way I get to admire all the pretty fabric on my bed everyday. The quilt measures about 90 inches square, and I just about managed to quilt it with simple straight lines on my little home sewing machine – that was one of the biggest sewing challenges I’ve ever faced! I backed it with a vintage floral sheet that was just a tiny bit too small so I used some leftover strips from the front to make it bigger. And it only took me about 18 months to make once I finally got up the courage to cut into the fabric. Thankfully I’ve got a bit quicker since this one!
Sorry it’s been a bit quiet here, for the last few weeks I’ve been buried under a heap of quilts! I say heap, but it’s really only two…
The first is my modern medallion quilt, or maybe it should be called the tv quilt as I love sitting cuddled up in front of the tv after the kids are in bed doing a bit more hand quilting on it, or stitching down the binding, I think I’ll be quite lost after I’ve finally finished it! This ones kept me busy since mid January, and I have to say I’ve enjoyed every stitch so far, but I did have a tough time trying to get a good photo of it, another job for after bed time I think!
Finally I’ve finished sewing together the front and back of my Modern Medallion Quilt from the handstitched class I took! For me it’s something of a record, only 3 months and a lot of hand stitching later I have a beautiful quilt I’m so pleased with! The king sized quilt on my bed took me an entire year to complete – and that was entirely machined pieced and quilted.