Saturday, 31 March 2012

Finished quilt!

 After many months in the making I finally managed to finish the quilt at the last class on Wednesday night!  Here it is....

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Liebster award!

Thank you to Di @ Willowbeck Designs for awarding me the Liebster Award! 

So, what is the Liebster Blog Award? The Liebster award (German for favourite) is for bloggers with 200 followers or less. As a recipient of the award, you have the chance to thank and link back to the blogger who gave it to you as well as pass it along to five other deserving blogs.

I would like to pass the Liebster Award onto...

Sheila at Bluepatch Quilter
Catherine at Sew Wonderful Life
David at Lost Threads
Sarah at Narcoleptic in a cupboard 
a quilt, maybe 

Now, I know at least some of you on that list have had this before, and some of you may have more than 200 followers but I just can't work it our from your blog, and at least one of you I have no idea how to email you to tell you, but I'm hoping it's the thought that counts!  I think all your blogs are great!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Sunny days

The sun has been out this weekend so hubby and I made sure we got out in it- we are very lucky to have all this pretty much on our doorstep...

I have also been getting down to some quilting too.  This weekend's achievement is that the big quilt is now all quilted, and the binding is machined on, just need to hand stitch round it all on the back and the job is done!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Quilting has begun!

I've finally taken the plunge and started quilting!  To keep it straightforward I've gone for a basic 2" grid going between the seems of the piecing rather than trying to hit them and follow them.
I've started in the middle and reckon I'm about a quarter or a third of the way through the quilting.
The thread I'm using is YLI variegated kyoto garden, a lovely mix of yellow, green and fresh blue tones.  On the back I'm using a dusky blue shade of gutermann thread which matchs the backing fabric.
Only two more Wednesday classes to go and I'm aiming to have it finished! 

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Ground colour

The colours of spring are brilliant.  This is the beautiful crocus display on show in one of our local parks this time of year...

...looking forward to the daffodils next!  And of course the bluebells in the woods in May.