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
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.
This morning my lovely son gave me one of the nicest presents ever – he went for an extra long nap! For the second time this week!!! This meant a very productive morning sewing, yay! (Who needs a clean and tidy house?!)
I managed to get the patchwork borders and storm-at-sea blocks attached to my modern medallion quilt in the first long nap, although I’m still working my way through all that satin stitching as you can see!
After taking a break for a rather hectic holiday season, I’m finally back into indulging in a good old bit of sewing! One of the presents I received for Christmas was the rather lovely Renfrew top pattern from Sewaholic, I’ve already made a couple of different tops from this pattern and its fab! It’s so simple to make and only takes a couple of hours from start to finish – it takes me longer to cut out the pieces than to sew them all up!