Sunday, 12 April 2015

this week...

It's been a bit quiet here on the blog, just back from a lovely break at the bach down at Waihi! Great weather, lots of walking, not too much cooking, and even managed to get a few maintenance type jobs completed!

And this week, I've been sewing quite a bit! First up, possibly my oldest WiP! {But it's ok, I came across these comforting words by Anna Maria Horner... "Works in progress - even dozens of them - are a good thing! It's life."} I initially posted about this quilt here and yes it's taken a while, but it's now finally finished! It's so good to have it completed! I started making this ages ago, then lost interest when I couldn't find the right binding and put it away. I pulled it out recently, I had forgotten just how lovely and vintage-y it looked! It's a row-by-row assembly and has a great assortment of liberty, linen, textured, & cotton fabrics.






close up of binding, a softly textured old fashioned pink



lots of  little liberties! 

close up of clam shell quilting
by Annette de Raat, Wild Cotton Ltd 





And here's a peek at my design wall this week, more about that soon!
Linking up with 'oh scrap' here - where it's all about sharing scrappy projects each week. 





Hope you have some time this week to be creative too! 



8 comments:

  1. I love your finished quilt. Those cats look really good too :)

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  2. The finished quilt is beautiful - those vintage-y colours are lovely - funny how we can become stalled on a lovely project but so nice when we pull it out again to fall in love with it all over again! Interesting peek at your design wall :-)

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  3. I love the colors on that first one, gorgeous!

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  4. Lovely quilt, isn't it a good feeling to finish an old and forgotten project? So worth it getting that one finished. The one on the wall looks interesting.

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  5. Hurray for getting an older project finished! It really does look lovely and inviting.

    And thanks for sharing your scrappy new blocks with Oh Scrap! So inspiring.

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  6. Another finish - well done to you. Glad you had a good break away too.

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  7. Congrats on the finish! It looks so sweet and soft. Makes me want to go quilt.

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  8. I love this! I'm always afraid to mix vintage and modern - I could use some lessons in this regard!

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