Sunday, 6 November 2016

Two quilt finishes in one day!

Hubby flew out this morning for another week working in Peru. So I had a sew day!
I quilted and bound my Adventurous Stars pattern test/example quilt!

Here it is!

Yes I bought a quilt hanging frame to photograph my quilts, more for inside during winter but I wanted to test it today!

I did a simple meandering loops as usual in a soft grey thread

Then I stuck to my "always baste two quilt tops at a time" motto and basted this Christmas lap quilt too, I'm not sure if it'll be a charity quilt or if I will keep it... I don't actually have a Christmas quilt!!!

Again I quilted it in meandering loops my current favorite quick quilting technique:

The dog Christmas fabric is the reason I may not be able to part with this one!

We added a third dog to our little 'wolf pack' this year and when I downloaded the quilt photos for this blog post this pic was on the camera. Zoe the Dorkie has fitted into our family perfectly and we adore her, she is over 6 months old now!!!! But she is still less than 6 pounds, a tiny bundle of cuteness!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

A quilt top finish

 I  finally finished my  Adventurous  Stars  blocks that  are the pattern test/examples for this year's BOM!

I had already decided months ago to individualize my quilt by adding a  large center block  of a house and had that block made.  so all that was left to do was stitch it all together and add some borders

I couldn't resist taking this pic of the back whilst it was hanging over my ironing board!

I'm really happy to be finished this quilt top  and eager to pick a backing fabric and get it quilted!

This quilt will hang in my living room,  once it's finished I'll share some better pics,  it's a gloomy day here so the pics  aren't great.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Adventurous Stars Progress!

  This morning I sewed my second last  Adventurous  Stars BOM  block!  Can't wait to see this quilt become a reality!

Then I went fabric shopping at a  Denver Quilt shop I'd never been to and they had  Aboriginal  Australian fabrics! I  splurged a little!

I  sorted through my to-be-quilted pile this morning too, I  moved this Christmas scrappy lap quilt to the top of the pile,  hopefully  Sunday I'll get it finished!

And Earlier this week I hung my mini  Circle of  Geese Flying Around a Star  quilt in the  stairway to my basement studio,  eventually I'll fill this stairway with quilts!