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A Quilter's Journey. I have become a piecer of quilts. The part I love the most is choosing a design, the colour/fabric selection, then piecing.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Update on The Promised Land Quilt...




Dia Duit, yet again, QuiltNess has done a superb job with the quilting. Ness told me she used 5 metres of wadding for this little baby. The bed skirt and top quilt I overlocked all the edges and double stitched the skirt onto the quilt top. I made the pillow sham separate. From the pic you can see the stitching of the bed skirt. The bed skirt took the length of the fabric, I had at 4 1/2 yards, yes a whole lot of hand stitching of binding to sew down. Little sister came in the process and helped me to cut the binding on the bias. I didnot have enough fabric left for the binding, what a job I had trying to colour match the binding. In the end, I chose black, but it had to be the right shade. Yes I found it, will have an updated photo once the process of binding is done. I am so so happy with this one. Before holidays I spent one day making a bolster for the caravan. Hmmmm when we bought we didnot try the bed for length for DH, yes, his feet hung over the edge...grin...I was right....
Sla~n, O'faigh
Update -the now completed quilt/bedspread with bolster.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Pretty Penny- Postage Stamp Quilt






Dia Duit, I am very happy with how the Postage Stamp Quilt turned out. Ness quilted the pattern Pretty Penny. I thought what an apt name for the quilt.



I have had in my stash this book, The Feathered Nest by Brigitte Giblin, just love her work, with the Millbook Series fabric for some two years. I am itching to start the crib quilt, debating whether to take it on the quilting retreat in a couple of weeks or not. Alas, Colonial Rose is waiting to be finished. While on holidays, I had no inclination to sew. Sla~n, O'faigh

Sunday, 28 September 2014

12 inch Mini Club Summer

Dia Duit, when we came home from holidays, there was a parcel on my bench. Maria, thankyou for a wonderful surprise. Just love what you made for me. So apt, as DH and I love the beach.
Sla~n, O'faigh