Sunday, 15 November 2015

a finish, a start, and a-bit-more-of-the-same

Are you like me, and love your quilts being used on a daily basis? My "trippin' lightly round & round" is now finished, and off down to the bach at the beach, where it will really get that 'homemade' look & feel pretty quickly!

This quilt is a traditional design but with a minimal colour scheme to give it a bit of a modern twist. It has been folded up on the chair for a few months, waiting to have the binding stitched down. I have been a bit slow finishing off things in the past, but actually once I started hand stitching, I found I was really enjoying this final stage of quilt making! It's so nice to spend some time slowly finishing a project, looking at the various fabrics and the design...




scrappy pieced backing


close -up of machine quilting by Annette de Raat  





... and so nice to be able to tick this first project off my FAL Q4 list!
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Earlier in the week, I made a start on a new project. Inspired by that lovely quilt in my last post, I'm trying to combine a few ideas here. I dug out some leftover blocks from a recent Modern Wedge workshop I attended and added some 'mod' broderie perse, and I'm playing with a pattern I've been wanting to adapt for sometime now. Something like improv doesn't come instinctively or easily to me...


... I will let you know how I get on!
Linking up here for quilty inspiration #8
and here for 'off the wall Friday' 
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And just a little bit more GT&SB action before I finish up today. I'm mixing up many years of collected fabrics, sifting through my scrap basket and finding some long forgotten treasures! Lots of fun, and just a wee challenge to get them all to work well together!
I'm taking my time with this project, really enjoying each little step and making the most of those occasional moments just to sit & sew. Linking up with 'oh scrap' over here at 'quilting is more fun than housework'


two  6" Churn dash blocks



Kaffe meets Ms Kingwell!


two 8" Drunkards Path blocks



So lots of WiP's to share today, all in various stages.
Happy Sewing! 


20 comments:

  1. Where shall I begin? I think your quilt is perfect for the beach bach - colours of summer. Love your improv and the GTSB blocks are so cute - beautiful selection of fabrics.

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  2. I love doing the binding - perhaps you can pin and baste mine fore me and i'll do all your binding for you. Love all your projects on the go.

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  3. Lovely finish! I too, love to use my quilts in our everyday life, and if I had more time, I would make everything else ... :-)) Green Tea and Sweat Beans is coming along nicely!

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  4. Oh I do love your fabric combinations! You seem very prolific at present.

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  5. Spectacular finish and also the others blocks.Love your fabric choice,an eye candy!

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  6. Oh, gosh...what a lot of happiness. Each project is glorious in it's own right. I like broderie perse. It looks like you are off to a good start on your improv.

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  7. Can't wait to see where you go with that improv!
    Love your little churn dashes and your beach quilt, too!

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    1. Thank you Gayle! Yes, I did kinda jump around a bit last week from one project to another... lots of fun!
      Linda

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  8. Love the colors of your scrappy trip quilt, so sweet and soothing! All of your projects are fun to check in on!

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  9. Love the light colors of your TATW quilt! Very sweet and serene.:) Your improv. is very bold and creative too! Can't wait to see more of this.

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  10. So much eye candy. Your improv quilt is going to be amazing! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! H-m-m- yes, my design wall is looking just a bit cluttered at present! I’ve never tried broderie perse before, but I’ve done some reading up on it! The motifs are appliquéd down using needle turn method, I’m looking forward to giving it a go. Linda

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  11. Lovely trip around the world quilt and a very interested going to do one as well :)

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  12. You are so productive, Linda! Love your design wall quilts, and the others are fabulous, too. Thanks for linking up to Quilty Inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I’m (happily) retired now from nursing, lots of time for patchwork play finally!
      Linda

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  13. AH this finished quilt is quite lovely and your new blocks are quite pretty as well! :)

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  14. AH this finished quilt is quite lovely and your new blocks are quite pretty as well! :)

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  15. AH this finished quilt is quite lovely and your new blocks are quite pretty as well! :)

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  16. AH this finished quilt is quite lovely and your new blocks are quite pretty as well! :)

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  17. Love the colors and movement of your improv quilt, which I found through your link on Nancy's Quilting Inspiration. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

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