Saturday, 3 February 2018

a finish & other things



Here's another recent finish I wanted to share. My 'stars' quilt came back from the quilters late last year and I have finished binding it now. You may remember my quilt from this post here, way back in January 2017.



I used Victoria Findlay Wolfe's 'mostly manor' fabrics + scraps for my stars, and then I faffed about for ages trying to make up my mind about how I wanted to set these stars. Sometimes there are just too many options!
I finally decided to use a light VFW fabric for my setting diamonds, and then I opted to use a bright layer cake of Lecien fabrics for the larger setting triangles.
It was machine quilted by Annette de Ratt in an all over lazy daisy design and I used a Kaffe fabric for the binding. Finished quilt measures 125cm x 160cm.






And here's some other little things I'm still working on - the latest blocks for the barij & southerncharmquilts "wild bloom" quiltalong.
I've made a start on my Boho Dresden Plate blocks. They are the biggest part of this quilt. There's seven of them all together, 3 complete full plates, 2 1/2 plates, 1 wonky one, and 1 1/4 plate. Time consuming, but so ridiculously cute . . .

- I used my Dresden ruler to cut each blade 2.5" tall

- and these blades were cut at 3.5" tall



These three Dresden Plates still need to be hand stitched down and some extra bits & pieces added like lace, french knots, and maybe some little fancy stitches around the centres. Loving the gentle pace with this barijquiltalong - follow the IG link here to see all about it.

Another Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE linkup
will be starting Wednesday 7 February 2018 - hope to see you then


11 comments:

  1. love your star quilt and the big Dresden's - what size are the Dresden's - they look really big.

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  2. Such beautiful work ! Love your star quilt, so bright and cheery ! your Dresden Plates are going to look amazing on your quilt ! Happy Sewing from Iowa

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  3. Pretty dresdens, and that yellow floral border on your star quilt is beautiful.

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  4. Your stars quilt is so bright and summery - love the colours and the border especially. Looks Fab! Enjoy your boho Dresdens - so cute!

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  5. Doesn't your Star quilt look beautiful! Love it. Lovely Dresdens - what size are they? Oops, thanks for the reminder about the link this coming Wednesday - better get the machine fired up!

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  6. That gorgeous star quilt is the most cheerful thing ever!
    I've really enjoyed watching you make your barij quilt! So many interesting things going on in it!

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  7. Great finish on your star quilt. It looks wonderful.
    And lovely work on all the dresdens. Gorgeous fabrics.

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  8. Lovely finish....is that the same yellow on the border that you used on The Queen of May quilt? Cute wee Dresden's............xx

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  9. Oh your Dresdens are calling to me, come make me!!! Love seeing them come together! And LOVE that sharp yellow quilt, always have. Great job getting it to a finish! That one is going to be an absolute delight to use!

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  10. Your new quilt is gorgeous - I love the yellow fabric in the border. A perfect choice. The Dresdens are. Looking lovely. I recently bought a Dresden ruler but not used it yet. When we return from NZ in the Spring?

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  11. Your projects are looking great!
    I like that leopard print and the KF border, balanced out the bright candy colors perfect.

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