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Still going ….

It’s so exciting putting a quilt on the loom, but in reality it stays there a very long time. Sort of like a piece of the furniture! I’ve been quilting today. The the loom is great in the summer months when you wouldn’t be able to tolerate the heat of the quilt. I’ve gone for big stitch with this design to speed up the process.  It still doesn’t feel very fast. Anyway, I hope you’re quilting! 

 

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A Baby Quilt

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This is my second baby quilt this year. A work colleague has joined me and we have shared the fabric, applique and time to put something together for our friend and work mate who is due to leave work in about 5 weeks. I know I am cutting this one fine and as you can see it is not totally together yet. I’m renowned for modifying a quilt and we really had to with this one, working with what we already had not on what could be bought. What one quilt has everything you love on it! I love going out for cake but don’t care for the extra cream on the side, likewise the quilt pattern had things I didn’t like, so I let them go. Now I am faced with getting the jigsaw to fit. It will I just need time and patience. It will come together! Stay tuned for the final result. Happy Stitching!

Sneak peek ….

It’s been a productive weekend and as you know, I’ve been playing with my scrap bags over the last couple of weeks and I have settled on a theme for my next gift quilt. I’m pretty pleased too, as the scrap bag is yielding some nice results. You do realise when looking back at the scrap bag how much you lean to particular colours. The quilt has country feel. Also my little friend who never ever comes into my sewing room decided that it looked comfortable enough to take a pause, or should I say … paws!! Happy Stitching!!

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A gift for baby ….

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I know as soon as I post this photo, that its recipient will know who it’s for but half the fun of receiving a quilt is watching it come together. Particularly when the quilter is expedient. I have heard lots of stories in quilt workshops of children half grown before the quilt is received. Rest assured this little black duck is a finisher and a productive one at that.

I have to have my wits about me this year, I have two quilts of my own to finish, a 50th bday this year, and a 50th and a 40th next year! No time to procrastinate. I am: in one of the best age groups, my teenagers have blossomed into young beautiful women (semi independent), 23 years married and blissfully happy, professionally established and securely employed, I have more hobbies than I can muster and see early retirement in the horizon, my next gen in-laws are in the baby making years, what’s not to love! So, we can watch this space, for what I set out to share, patchwork and quilting. This quilt incorporates appliqué which I really love with some piecing. Plus my bet is …. it’s a boy! Happy Stitching!

It’s done …

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The modern marvel of the quilter’s friend, the free motion quilter. It’s back and I think it’s gorgeous. The birthday girl should love it. It’s a really striking pattern. Machine pieced, polyester batting and 100% cotton. What do you think? I don’t feel at all guilty using a quilting lady, I don’t have enough time to hand quilt everything. And, she does an excellent job. Happy Stitching!