Friday, July 22, 2011

Hexagon Quilt


I really like this quilt made by Abigail Newbold. I like the colours and the big size of the hexagons. I'd like to have a longterm handsewing project like this going on in the background for all those moments when you are free to just sew a few things together. It's a bit of a way off on the old list of things to do but I just happened to be looking at Strawberry Fayre as I needed some yellow material for my new project and I saw these spectrum bundles they sell which seemed perfect, so here they are! Now I want to get started straight away!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hand Quilting

Quilt 01

So Rachel asked what I was doing at the moment. Wellllll... there hasn't been a lot of time recently for making things, but in the background I have my psychedelic ready and waiting for its borders to be put on. I ordered something recently online and this binding tool came up. I watched a video and thought it looked pretty cool so I am going to give it a go. Hopefully I can get out the cutting matt this weekend and get going.


In the meantime I have been quilting Kim's quilt. It's slow going. I'm looking forward to the course in September. I'd like to have this finished by then.

Quilt 02

Finding things

I went up to Lancashire this weekend and found lots of antique/junk shops which sold some great things.



This quilt was beautiful. All hand sewn. It was only £60! I felt a bit sad that someone had made it for someone, only to see if given away to a shop. There it was sitting in a corner. I would have bought it but it was deemed 'too flowery' by him. It was a little too flowery I spose, but it was still beautiful. So if you're ever in Hebden Bridge and you like the look of it I can tell you where to find it.

Found quilt

Found quilt