Tuesday, 19 September 2017

17ufosin2017 July August update

And yes I know we are well into September! Before I start on The List I would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments I received on my blue and cream AWS, I was quite surprised at the response to that post. Anyway since my last 17 in 2017 post I have completed my Value  Proposition Quilt - yay!

Value Proposition Quilt

I was really happy with how the borders went on - Jo Morton style. I'm glad I decided to go with the tassels hanging out which also gave a nice little inner border.

Value Proposition Quilt

I have decided to hand quilt this quilt and have been experimenting with some threads and needles with this kit from the Temulca Quilt Company

I thought I would have been well and truly over sewing hexies but no! I've already made a rosette for the label...

Value Proposition Quilt

...and with inspiration from different sources, including Karen's Empire Quilt, I'm thinking of hexing up my Aunty Green.

This beautiful quilt that I saw on Pinterest also inspired me. It was at this year's Sydney exhibition but I'm sorry I've lost the orginal source and the name of the maker.

I think this antique quilt was a source of inspiration for Karen's Empire Quilt.

Image from Bonhams

I have also been re-thinking my Reading the Fine Print quilt. I've been following along with Sharon's quilkt along on and off and was going to use a range of pieced blocks with the applique blocks. I really liked the block from this post and whipped it up in red and white.

Sharon's unnamed block
I liked the uniformity of Judy's version of this quilt (that all the G'nTs are making) with her pieced baskets between the appliqué blocks...

...so I'm going to use variations on Sharon's unamed block with different red and white fabrics.

A few more applique blocks for this quilt.

I have also finished all of the blocks for my woolly Words to Live By and added the red and green triangles.

I'm no longer sure about that border fabric but I'm liking the black and cream fabric in the centre - very dramatic!

I was hoping to finish Words to Live By by the end of Winter but so far the start to our Spring has been very wintry.

Last but not least I've finished one of the borders for The Twelve Days of Christmas.

I love the way each lady is slightly different.

Cheers til next time

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Blue & Cream Antique Wedding Sampler finished

I actually finished this Antique Wedding Sampler last December and now I've finally been motivated to write about this finish after being inspired by Karen's post on the AWS blocks she is making with a friend. And thanks again to the G'nT Sisters for their help with fabric, colour and design choices.  Once again Katrina did an amazing job of quilting to enhance every individual block.  This post will be very photo heavy  - please enjoy!


Isn't it always great when you find the perfect fabric for binding?

AWS block #10
AWS block #9

AWS block # 24

AWS block #5

AWS block #19

AWS block #23

AWS block #22

AWS block #25
AWS block #1

AWS block #2

AWS block #17

AWS block #13

AWS block #16
AWS "J Block"
AWS block #3
AWS block #12 
AWS block #14

AWS #15
AWS block #20
AWS block #18

AWS block #4

AWS block #21

AWS block #6

This is my favourite block which I modified by doing all of the flowers in broderie perse and changing the vase shape. I love the way Katrina quilted this block to make it look as though the vase is on a pedestal.

AWS block #7
It's a pity this wasn't on my 17 UFOs in 2017 list but I'll be back soon with a winter update on the challenge.

Monday, 3 July 2017

17ufosin2017 June Update

For my June update I'm going to start with something off my 17ufosin2017 list I've called this the Grandbirds Tree and it is a commission piece created for a family friend. The brief said the brighter the better! 

Grandbirds Tree
Grandbirds Tree

Now onto the list! I've had one finish with this knitted cowl. I don't really think knitting is for me (all that keeping count!). The variegated wool helps to hide a multitude of sins but it will keep me nice and warm this winter.

I've made substantial progress with the Value Proposition Quilt, I've finished piecing all of the hexies for the top and now I'm up to attaching the border.

I had envisioned mitred corners but didn't have enough fabric so I've made corner-stone blocks instead using colours from the border.

Value Proposition Quilt

Value Proposition Quilt

Value Proposition Quilt

I have made four but forgot to photograph the last one :(

My main focus at the moment is Words to Live By, its really nice to work with wool in this wintry weather and I've finished three more blocks...

Words to Live By wool quilt

Words to Live By wool quilt

Words to Live By wool quilt

It's hard to believe we are half way through the year, looking forward to making more progress in the second half. I'm linking up to the 17ufosin2017 June linky party, thanks Meredithe for the motivation to get help us get this far.