30 September, 2016

Super Thrilled

...  to have my stash of WIPs finished from the quilt cupboard!

Number 5 is done.

This is one of my favourite fabric ranges from this year that we have stocked at work.  It's called Mon Ami by Basic Grey.  It's not even my favourite designer!  I used a layer cake & the pattern is from a book I even invested in as it is so packed full - The Big book of Scrappy Quilts.  Not a cheap book but certainly good value for money as it is a very fat book.

I have had the quilt top done since early this year.  But now have battled the quilting.  I tried a couple of designs in the coloured parts in the blocks.  I tried 2 different designs with stencils I made myself.  I was trying to do something a bit different.  But well, I didn't like either of them.  So spent time unpicking them too.  Back to the simple ideas for quilting it which suits it better to me anyway.

I like my quilted border too which is zigzaggy around the points.  That was slow but so worth while to me.  I like it.  I really enjoyed making this quilt.  All of the aspects of it.

So yay!  I have completed another thing off my 2016 to do list!

Now I can work on something different.  Probably start thinking about some Christmas gifts for teachers & the like....  Both boys have 2 teachers this year!  Plus a daycarer...  hmmm...  5 already!

Anyway, I am excited to have some things out of the stash cupboard.  I can now think about some other fabrics that I have lined up & think about the next quilt top phase.

1 comment:

Bron said...

Great job . So much more useful finished and too nice not to be showing it off xx