Thursday, May 31, 2012
Just had to share this one, because I love it so! My hubby said that it was his favourite one I've made so far! A great compliment, don't you think?
I decided to try out some of my fancy stitches on my machine with this one. I think it may have been better to add these stitches just to the quilt top before I layered it, but instead I used the stitches for quilting. I love the vintage look of these feminine stitches (and I must make use of more things on my fancy machine than just the straight stitch, good grief!)
I don't know, they look great, just maybe a bit stiff? All in all, it is a soft and snuggly quilt. I'll try it the other way next time and let you know. It does make a pretty look to the quilting from the back!
Anyways, I used a tutorial from Diary of A Quilter's site, here, to make the blocks. They came out rather lumpy and bumpy when I made them. Not sure why. But they still look great and the quilt is so satisfying and textured, so I love it.
Size: 48" by 62"
Top Fabrics: Rural Jardin by French General for Moda
Binding: (Yardage "inherited" from my Mom) English Essentials by the Woodrow Studio, London, England
Backing: Recycled white sheet
Batting: Pieced from Hobbs 80/20 leftovers
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
My two eldest boys (age 14 and 16) are woefully lacking in quiltage, compared to the rest of the family. When I saw this line of fabrics(designed by Amy Butler's husband!) it said "hello" to me. And "you must make me into two matching quilts". Honest.
Anyways, the fabric is called Curious Nature and the prints have really cool names like Darkwater Starcomb, Night Empire Mark, and Academy Universe. I love hearing about the inspirations for designs and this one Really drew me in. Read about it on the designers website: Parson Gray.
Here is what I have so far. One quilt will be predominately in blues and the other in green.