Monday, 15 August 2011

3 Quilts in 2 weeks

Don't they look nice all stacked like that?

I think thats the issue, they all look nice.
Nice is a bit of a wishy washy word to me but it sums up well how I feel about these 3. However after all you ladies kindly came over and followed me I thought I'd better share what I've been doing :)
I kind of made a promise to myself to use some of my stash before my next fabric order (As soon as I did that Hawthorn Threads emailed to let me know some lines I wanted were back in stock!)
So here we go-
 First off is this little rainbow quilt, I've had a Kona jelly roll knocking around my sewing room for a while now so figured it was high time to get sewing with it.

I do think the grey looks like a road and the green to blue remind me of grass and sky. Just a normal strip quilt nothing fancy here.

Next up is one that is growing on me but I think that may be because it's soooo soft, being mainly made with Nature Walk Organic cotton. I had to throw in some Ghastly trees print as I was running rather short!

Unfortunately when I look at this I feel my quilting/crafting skills have aged roughly 50 years, the finished quilt just isn't very me, I really want to love it - I just don't :(
I did have fun quilting it though diagonal lines through all of the squares, super fast to do and adds some much needed movement to the quilt top.

Lastly is another Bento quilt. I thought I'd funk things up with the border but dare I say it, it was a big fat fail. All isn't lost as my guy really likes it, if he didn't I think I would be attacking it with a seam ripper to get the border off as I rather like the bento's just not with that frame. Never mind, we live and learn!

Yes all of these photo's were taken on my bed, the sitting room is currently covered in dolls be they Barbie or Cindy. We had a fashion show and the after party is still going even though madam has been tucked up in bed for hours, Oh they joys of the summer holidays!

I did make something I like today but sods law it's not for me!
Becky asked our Sew Modern Bee to make up a hybrid block and they are just fabulous, visually effective, quick to sew up and beautiful colours - what more could a girly want in a block?
These are my 2 and I hope she likes them as much as I enjoyed making them :)
These little guys will be posted out across the pond this week.

Hope you all have a great week

P.S. If any one can let me know what on earth I am doing wrong with these links please leave a comment, sometimes the text doesn't change colour unless you hover your curser over it so no one knows they are hidden in there :( I don't think I've played with the settings but a few posts ago they all changed back to the normal font colour which sucks as you can't see them.

P.P.S I will post a cheerier post soon :)

Edited to add
After some playing with settings I now have multicoloured links :D


  1. Hey there, I really like the rainbow quilt! I see what you mean with the links (I tried with Becky's). I know that in the settings you can have different colors for a link and for a link that has been klicked. Have you maybe changed the colors for the whole text lately so it's the same like the link color now? Hope it helps. Take care

  2. I love the Bento quilt - and I even like the border :)

  3. You have been very productive!

    I love that strip quilt - the road, the grass, the sky; very clever!

  4. Your quilts are not yucky.

    Try adding a fused silloutte of a tree or bird to the rainbow quilt. It is the perfect back drop for something striking.

    The second quilt...isn't really me either, but the tree fabric is awesome in it. Makes the whole thing look like a formal garden or park from the air.

    Bento quilt...I love the border. Would adding a solid binding make it more to your liking?

    Go scratch Ms. Kitty behind the will feel a lot better!

  5. you are so right that hybrid block is delicious. fab colors!

    I see I am following you twice - I don't know how to fix that - so feel free to take me off and pm me so that I can add you back only once.

  6. Very productive! I do like the kona stripes too. Now on the technical side of things, I always click on the link button when drafting my blog, it seems to work for me. But then again, I have only just worked out how to put up some buttons on my blog...maybe I'm not the best to give advice.

  7. Congrats! You did it!!! And nothing broke ;-) Your page is still up!

  8. Loving the Bento Box...very cool fabrics you chose for it! btw - thanks for your support regarding my computer. The lovely darling is back on track on, thank goodness!


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