Feb 19, 2013

Colour Graduation - Endless Chain

I am having so much fun playing on the design wall with this Endless Chain...

But with only just over half the possible blocks made... I need to get back to piecing!

If you are interested you can read more about this Love Story Quilt in a previous post.

Happy quilting....

Feb 16, 2013

Finished - On its way to Quiltcon

"When Life Throws You A Curved Ball" is finished and on its way to Quiltcon along with"Over The Horizon", they are to be on display in the Simplicity Booth and "Scrambled - Dear Stella" "Dear Stella - Scrambled" has already arrived. Oh how I wish I was going too!

I did dense wriggly lines in a variegated Aurifil thread and am very happy with the result. Post washing - it looks and feels even better!

A close up of the quilting on the back...

And the full back.

I applied the label and hanging sleeve after it was washed in a mad rush to get it out the door in time to meet shipping deadlines.

Today - I'm working on my little gal's quilt... making nice progress... but skiing this afternoon will stall that.

Happy Quilting...

Feb 15, 2013

A love story

For a long time (since I was about 16) I have wanted to make a quilt like this......

Since I have a husband that doesn't want to sleep under flowers - I can't make it for our bed. Luckily for me I have a little girl who loves flowers.

So I've been collecting suitable florals for a year now - this is harder than you may think - the modern trend is not this kind of print and not too many of the shabby fabrics are either.

The inspiration for this quilt comes from a garden that I once knew and loved - it breaks my heart that it no longer exists. So much love, sweat and tears went into creating an inspiring oasis in the harsh outback of Australia. It was my In-laws garden, tended daily by the Grandmother that my little ones will never know. My Dear Man used to pick tiny bouquets of miniature pink roses and little white daises from this garden. It has a special place in my heart.

However - I've come to the conclusion that baby hand pieced hexagons are not in the picture. I'm not much interested in hand sewing even though that is how I prefer to finish my quilt bindings.

I adore these quilts and this quilt and I think that The Endless Chain design will give a good representation of the garden it is to honor. There will be 90 blocks - I have selected approximately 35 fabrics that I'm trialling. Some of which will only be used once. Each block will feature one print and kona snow. I'm yet to decide on fabric for the centres - I'm leaning towards a mid pink.

This is where I'm at... And I'm in love!