Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Return to the sewing machine


It's been a long time between posts, but I am back behind the sewing machine again. I really felt like doing a quick project, so picked up a kit that I bought a while back.

It's a pretty pretty girls quilt from Michelle Crawford at Flowerbox Quilts from Spokane in Washington, USA. I'd seen it in the Quilter magazine. I'd made one of Michelle's quilts before and the patterns are well written, easy to follow and produce a beautiful quilt. I love the way that the white tone on tone makes the very pretty fabric just pop.

There were only 9 blocks and they took no time to cut out and piece. There were quite a number of bias cut edges but they did not stretch too much when piecing. I've pieced a backing with some pale yellow fabric on one side and a white fabric with small pink and green dots on the other, between these fabrics is a row of rectangles of fabric from the front of the quilt to carry the theme through. I'll show some pics once the quilt is finished. The quilt is now pinned and awaiting some quilting. I think that that will be some loopy free motion quilting and I have some pale pink and green variegated thread to use.

Hope you like the pictures.

Happy sewing

1 comment:

Carla said...

What lovely fabrics for a great quilt! There's nothing like a quick projects to get your mojo back.