Thursday, January 2, 2020

Heritage Quilt - Complete

Finally I am able to reveal what I had being working on the last two months!  I finally completed this quilt which was ongoing since 2011.

All of the blocks was done on the back side of the silk and/or satin, so for the sasching I used the front/shiny side and stitched wavy lines with the walking foot.  The borders was again done on the backside.

The first border I stitched just did not work, so I free motioned the 4 x 1,5m borders with this paisley pattern.

Below are close-ups of the blocks with the quilting that had been done.

This is my husband's favourite by far.  As I was on sick leave during November, I manage to finish the top without him knowing about it.  All what was left to do was the borders for which I initially wanted to buy more of the Thai silk I used for the cornerstones.  But as the fabric was already bought in 2010 and out of town, I had no luck.  Luckily I had enough left overs to use.

Now just to figure out how to keep the animals off the bed!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Stained Glass Wall hangings - 4

Another one of these beauties finished, just waiting to be framed. 

Whilst embroidering the different pieces, it looks rather ordinary but when starting to combine the whole piece, it comes to life and turns into a gorgeous piece.  Utterly rewarding after the many hours of embroidering.

The design is available here.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Spiral Burst 7

I finished this top a few weeks ago and it is huge.  I couldn't find a place big enough for a photo anywhere and although here pinned to a quilt frame, still laying on the ground.

As I am currently busy finishing up various smaller projects, I plan to quilt this baby during the December holidays.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Shadow Trapunto Quilt 3

I finally managed to finish this Shadow Trapunto Quilt. It took a few nights of pebbling to got the whole background done with the yellow/orange variegated thread as I have to be super cautious not to put too much stress on my neck and shoulders as not to cause migraines.  I still have another one to finish though.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Table runner

The table runner I wrote about in this post is finished and our quilting group will display our runners at our Guild's General Meeting on Saturday.

It was a fun, fast project leaving us all time to finish up some more UFO's before year's end.  I did however struggle again with the quilting - just deciding what quilting to do where.  Wasting a week on something that should take a single evening.  One of the reasons a whole month had slipped by since my last post.

I also finished a cushion for Choc House as part of our Guilds' Outreach for this term.  They provide comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders, and their families.

A fellow member of the Rotary Cutters, Hanlie, gave us all a Pooh Bear panel to utilize.

May this friendly fellow help lessen a child's pain and anxiety whist receiving cancer treatment.

Thursday, July 25, 2019