Saturday, 31 October 2009
Thursday, 29 October 2009
It did take me more than one day to make this block. LOL!! I just finished it...
So, that's 8 blocks down, and 12 to go (plus borders). Not bad so far...
I wonder if I have kept to my original hope of 1 block a week ( on average). I will go back and have a look when I started...Hmm.. I finished the first block on August 30. So it's nearly 8 weeks and I have finished 8 blocks. That's great!!
I would like to have this quilt completely finished, quilted and bound by July next year.
Even with a break over Christmas, it's a possibility...
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
I had forgotten to add one of the stems, and had to wait until I was at home with the stem fabric (and an iron, and the other accessories) to make another one. So, I started another block, and finished it too, before I did those little bits.
Do you know what I mean? Sometimes you become tired of a project and need a break from it? That was me and this block.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
I think the quilt will look much better hanging on my wall with a cream background, compared to on my floor!!
The design is quite striking when seen in person.
You know what this means don't you? I can start something else!! The trouble is... I want to start another mini quilt series.... LOL!! This time there are 9 little quilts...
You would think the Civil War Bride Quilt would be enough for me - each block is like a little quilt!! You know, some people would say I am a glutton for punishment, but making beautiful quilts could hardly be called punishing...
Monday, 26 October 2009
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Looking at it, there are some areas where there is not quite enough contrast, but I have left it for the "vintage look". It's the background fabric in the top left block that loses it a little bit. Fortunately, while our eyes see it, the brain tends to look beyond it and just sees another basket.
I can't wait for another finish!!
Monday, 12 October 2009
The flash blows out the colours a bit, so it doesn't look as rich here as it does in person.
The quilt top went together in a day, and Mum quilted it for me. (Thanks Mum, I love it!!).
I chose large feathery cables to reflect the simple Amish arrangement of the fabrics. After all, the fabrics are the reason for making this quilt.
I am keeping it, this quilt it Mine! Mine! Mine!
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Now I need to make lots of sawtooth pieces for a border. I have done the cutting, and sewing, now I just need to trim them to size and piece them around the outside.
The card of DMC thread is there to show you the size of the basket blocks.
I found this fun feature on facebook where you enter your photo, and it is slapped into yearbook photos from different eras. This could have been me in the 1980s.I like this one in the 1950s...My Mum looked just like this in the 1960s - and I look just like her in this one with Patsy Biscoe hair!!
I hope you find this application and have as much fun as I did!!
Monday, 5 October 2009
It really was wonderful to see our blocks together. I can't wait until we somehow "photoshop" all of us bloggers all into one picture - it's not likely we can all get together at once given that we are from all over the world!!
It was lovely to meet you Lizzie. Thank you for coming by. *hugs*
Sunday, 4 October 2009
These are some of my SCQuilter friends (that's Southern Cross Quilters for the uninitiated - you must have lived or still live in Australia or New Zealand to become a member of the online group). We met at various SCQuilter retreats. I've only been to 2 retreats, but these girls are die-hard fans and will get there at any cost.
Thanks for the catch up girls. I am almost using you as an excuse for lack of show and tell on my quilting!! LOL!!