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.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Phew! Glad Christmas is Done!

Well I don't know about you but I feel like the last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, trying to do the present shopping, finishing some projects for gifts, organise the food for Christmas lunch at our house, etc etc! Now its done and I have two weeks off, I'm really hoping to relax a bit and do some sewing that I want to do.  I do have one job to finish and that's some little curtains for an aunty but as she's away until the end of January I have a bit of time for those.

Now I don't think I've posted the final photos of my last project for Christmas, my black red and white quilt. I finally decided to call it 'Red All About It'. Black, white and red kept sending my mind to the old joke, "What's black, white and red all over? - a Newspaper!".  Newspaper didn't seem like much of a name so in a play on words I changed Read all about it to 'Red All About It'!  I have to say I find naming my quilts harder than making them, what about you?

Anyway, here is a photo - the quilt will be going to my step-daughter Angela and her husband Erik but we won't see them until Saturday.  I hope they like it!

This quilt is made up of both blocks which I made and also blocks made for me by my swap partners in the Quilting Block Swap Australia group. I joined in January and started with any block in black, red and white.

Thanks to all my lovely swap partners. I love how it turned out! You can read more about which ones are from who here.

 I quilted it in a variegated black and white thread after having no end of trouble with some all black thread which insisted on breaking all the time. I tried a different brand in the variegated and that was a lot better. I would have preferred black, white and red variegated but unfortunately couldn't get any so had to make do.

This is the back. It looks a little washed out in this photo but the striped fabric is much brighter than it appears in this photo.  

I think this is my favourite block of the ones that I made. I think a quilt of these in all different colours would be great. Perhaps rainbow colours on white or even black? Hmmm, something to think about there!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas and will also now get some time for sewing too!

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  1. Your quilt looks great. I still have a couple of blocks to finish so I can join my blocks. Hope to get done over christmas

  2. I love your play on words! Very clever quilt name!

  3. Sooli, I love your "play on words" quilt name. Very clever!

  4. This quilt is really pretty, I love all the different blocks. I just finished a black and white quilt (no other colors on the top) and was unsure how to quilt it. I love seeing what you did and how the FMQ shows on both the front and the back. Definitely some good inspiration for me. Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a beautiful quilt, Sue! Enjoy your two week vacation! Whoop whoop!!

  6. Nice finish! Love the scrappy backing:)


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