Friday, 4 September 2015

this week...

This week I've got two finishes to share, one quilt & one quilt top. 
 I made a pieced backing & stitched up some scrappy blue binding for my HST quilt...


I did some straight line quilting along the diagonals, simple & functional
then spent an evening stitching down the binding, and voila -
  #2 ticked off my  FAL listthe finish-a-long hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side
and this quilt has gone off to a new home already!













... and I've also just finished putting together my 'rediscovered'  'Greenfields' quilt top
It took sometime I must admit as I didn't have the book anymore,
just my very rough drawing of how it was to all go together.












But I got there in the end.
very vintage - all ready now for basting, quilting & binding. 

and in the garden... friendly Mr Tui getting nectar from the last of the camellias
Can you spot him?


Linking up to Needle & Thread Thursday here @ myquiltinfatuation
such a nice surprise to see one of my quilts featured over there!

Also linking up to tgiff over here this week
- follow the links for lots more quilty inspiration! 


9 comments:

  1. You are racing through all your FAL and WIP this year. I am procrastinating about attaching the binding to my placemats (last item for Q3 FAL) - maybe I should do that instead of reading everyone's blogs.

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  2. I love all that green in the latest top!

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    1. Ah, you must be a ‘green’ fan! This quilt was certainly all about ‘the green’ and using the scraps, and some of those scraps were pretty old! See you Monday night at MM, Linda

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  3. Both are beautiful! I really love the blues you chose for your binding.

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  4. Wonderful quilts but my favorite is the HSTs! I love the pinks, blues, and little touches of gold here and there.

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  5. You've been busy! Both are beautiful projects.

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  6. HST's are great for using lovely fabric scraps and this one with the scrappy binding is a beauty.

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  7. I love your HSTs, a great finish. The Greenfields quilt is also such a lovely scrappy piece. I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 official cheerleading squad.

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Thanx for stopping by, happy sewing!