Tuesday, 17 January 2012

First WIP of 2012 - handkerchief corners

Here is a bunch of fabrics all cut up and ready to go.

I can't wait to dust off my machine and get sewing.

Friday, 13 January 2012

...and this little guy next

I finished him up just over the holidays. Here is a close up of the stippling - which I think is getting a bit better. I did the eye with one of the decorative stitches on my new machine. It worked out really well and gives him that dozy look I was after.

He is of course a pal for Pingu. I hope to do a few more mini quilts like this. They are so satisfyingly quick - I may end up with an entire zoo. It is also good practice of all quilt making skills - choosing matching fabrics, applique, stippling, binding.

Monday, 9 January 2012

A few 2011 finishes - "toot toot" first

 I have been meaning to get my friend's new baby quilt finished for ages. All I needed to do was the binding.

Sounds simple. But could i find one which I thought set it off appropriately. I tried every one of the materials in the quilt but they just killed it. White wasn't too bad but not very practical for a baby quilt.

 Finally I picked this red and white polka dot. It is perfect. What doesn't polka dot match really?

A shot of the back with those really cute cars. Toot toot.

And a close up of the quilting (this is my first attempt at stippling a whole quilt. Also done with polyester wadding which I don't think I would use again.)

 If you like the pattern, it is a free one called Thea's Puzzle Quilt by Amy Butler, modified to suit.

All rolled up and ready to go to its new home.