Another piece that will be quilted on my new machine is this cushion front that I made yesterday at a class. It's from the Nancy Halvorsen book Jingle all the Way and the fabric is Moda Countdown to Christmas - so it matches my jelly roll quilt. It's not quite like the pattern... but it was my first attempt at machine applique. On the subject of my jelly roll quilt - the front is nearly fully pieced - I just need to add the final border.And of course, I have done the next two blocks from the Farmer's Wife: # 86 Squash Blosson (no idea why it has this name). It's turned out ok.And #89 Steps to the Altar: This is one of the ones I'm not keen on - there's a few so I need to start getting them out of the way. I've picked colour scheme I really like to help.I've also made a start on my Christmas presents this weekend - this year is all about Mug Rugs. Some of the recipients check this blog, so I'll have to be careful what I post before Christmas. Check back on 26th December for a monster post of everything I've had to keep secret!
Sunday, 13 November 2011
A finished quilt top!
I have a finished quilt top!!!!! Ok - so the blocks are panels.... but it's still pretty cool. The panel (I think it's Robert Kaufmann) was going cheap in my local shop: it must have been the end of the bolt and two of the eight panels were incomplete, so I got it for only £2. Then I spent far more getting the sashing and borders, and the turquoise was from my stash. Hopefully this quilt top will be one of the first that I quilt on my new machine that I will be picking up next weekend. I'll trim down the two panels that were incomplete and use them in the backing somehow. This quilt is a Christmas present for a little boy called Aidan. (My glamorous assistant refused to take his Xbox headset off while holding my quilt so I've cropped him out).