Monday, November 29, 2010

completed wedding quilt

I finished it - just in time. Here is a photo of the front of the quilt.
I didn't have enough fabric for the backing so I decided to do a pieced backing. It kind-of turned into a second quilt... So they get a reversible quilt. I free motion quilted the centre section with spirals.
And fnished off with some parallel lines in the border.

I was really pleased with the result, and the recipients were thrilled too. I loved making this quilt.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Comfort Quilting

Another gap between posts. Had a good chat to Shelle last night, so about time I posted my pictures. I wanted to do a quick and portable quilt. Happened that I saw this Raw edge layer cake quilt on the Bloom blog. Find the quilt directions here.

A very quick and easy quilt - her directions for quilting the panels using guides cut from cardboard were really easy and quite enjoyable.

I used some fabric from my stash for the backing, I didn't have enough for one colour back so I alternated a plain and fancy fabric. It added a new dimension to laying out the blocks and a bit of a logic puzzle was born. I'm very pleased with the result.

I tried to photograph outside and draped over furniture- I have a new appreciation of those lovely photos in the magazines. A lot of skill in the staging and photography- rather than avoiding the rainy patches and snapping with a point and shoot camera.