Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Some Nearly Finishes!

I feel like its ages since I actually completed a project (I feel I am the world's slowest quilter) but I have been working on four long-ish term projects that I want to finish for Christmas and they're all kind of coming together in a rush!

One was the Craftsy BOM which I shared a photo of recently:

No further progress on that one yet but I hope to get onto piecing the back next Wednesday and then get it sandwiched ready for quilting.

This week I decided I have finished quilting my Black, Red & White Quilt. I say 'decided' because I had thought I might quilt in each of the sashing rows and columns but when I sat down to do it, I changed my mind and decided it could stay as it was.

It still has loads of pins in it and I haven't hidden all the threads or bound it yet but here it is:

I took some closer up shots of some of the blocks to try and pick up the quilting:

Bit hard to see so took some shots of the back as well:

All in all I enjoyed trying to find the right quilting for each block but I think I might try an all over quilting pattern on the Craftsy BOM quilt, perhaps similar to the pattern above. Haven't done that before so why not?!

I've also been hand embroidering a little wallhanging for my mother-in-law for Christmas. I originally got the idea from another blog, Samelia's Mum here and with her permission I decided to make one for my own lovely MIL, Betty. Its lovely wording!  I finished the embroidered text a few weeks ago but was pondering exactly what border to use and this is what I ended up with:

The photo is a bit dark but when I saw this fabric I thought it was a rosebud and thought 'Perfect' as she loves roses - turns out its a camelia (oops!). Still I think she'll like it. I'm going to repeat the pink in the binding just to frame the whole thing.  Mum will be getting this for Christmas!

I have another big finish and I'll share that in another blog but here's a teaser from a post quite a few months back!

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