Sunday, November 27, 2011

My nephew's quilt...finished!

Have today bound and delivered one single-bed quilt to one very happy 5 year old! (earlier post)
Austyn Andrew Turnbull, age 5
Picked up the quilted top on Tuesday but this morning was my first chance to put the binding on due to school work all week and the elections yesterday.

Was quilted by Janet Pope of Janeve Quilting (lives near Browns) and she did a marvellous job - all the little vehicles, trees, clouds and hills are quilted and she has done a terrific job of the other sections too - I am really pleased with it!

Have used a purple marbled fabric and had a go at machine binding it (following instructions from Crazy Mom Quilts), used red thread for contrast and colour.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Quilt Diva lap quilt

Have just this morning finished this lap quilt for myself - machine pieced and quilted, using a charm pack of Moda Fabrics' 'Quilt Diva' designs by Amy Bradley - made up my own pattern and used some yardage of other fabrics for the borders and binding. I just wanted something bright and colourful that will add a little extra warmth in winter when I am sitting on the sofa stitching and/or watching tv.

The large squares in the centre have been quilted on the diagonal except for the button fabrics, which have 3 circles quilted on them, and the wonky squares fabrics have a large wonky square quilted on each one.

The triangles are quilted in the ditch and the smaller squares are quilted on a diagonal - I used a variegated thread for all the quilting.  The backing is nice warm flannel.