Monday, May 18, 2009

Piecing

I have been busy piecing lately so have nothing substantial to show as nothing is finished. I ahve decided not to quilt a quilt this month as I want to have some flimsy tops ready to take to the quilting course with Deborah Louie that is very early June. *grin* Besides I did two complete quilts last month, even though they were smaller than normal two quilts is two quilts!

There is one border left to piece for the quilt I am making from Woodland Bloom then I will stitch them on. After that I need to piece the backing. I love reversable quilts but also keep in mind that not every quilt lends itself to being reversible. This one does! hehehe don't mind my threads, I will trim them shortly.


These flannels are by Valerie Wells and are her 'Sole' range (hope I got that right K). I have been admiring these for sometime but it wasn't until recently that I 'realised' what I wanted to do with them. This afternoon I cut them out while my kindy age daughter spent some time enjoying Starfall online - great site.

Also while my little kindy girl was online I spent some time unpicking part of a quilt top. This way I was productive and available for her if she needed me.
The quilt top I had to unpick was almost done about six weeks back but when I stood back to look it the border fabric was oh so wrong. I HAD to change it. So that meant ordering more of the fabric I NEEDED to replace the border with. Now that was not an easy task. It is April Cornell Nature's Chorus and the particular fabric (pictured below) was quite hard to locate both here and in the US. Such a vibrant colour. Love it. mmm love so many different colours and patterns you couldn't pin me down to just one! You know I have TWO bundles of reproduction fabrics here now, civil war type ones.... oh just soooo nice! I haven't decided yet what I will do with them but it will come to me all of a sudden one day!

This scrumptious sweet roll is Soiree by Lila Tueller. Again bright lively fabrics. Gosh it seems this post is full of them! I shall have so show something entirely different tomorrow!

This roll has plans that includes Christmas for a few people, *grin* it's so exciting making plans to make things for other people.

Thankyou for all your comments about my baby quilts, I am a little behind in my emails so will get back to you all soon. No it isn't twins, but I always wanted twins. With five children now I am not so keen for twins, gosh they wouldn't fit in our car!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness you have some delicious fabrics there! Your Oh Sew Busy title seems perfect!

Chookyblue...... said...

where/when are you doing the quilting?........nice fabrics too.......

Farmyard Crafts said...

Beautiful fabrics!! You do have a few things on the go!!!! I like the way that you justified buying more fabric cause you just NEEDED it!!!! My husband wouldn't agree with the "NEEDED" bit!!! But what he doesn't know won't hurt him... I'm sure he doesn't know how much new fabric gets smuggled into the house!

Joy said...

Just love your flannels ... sooo pretty!! I've been eyeing off some of those gorgeous Soiree fabrics myself too, totally different to my normal taste but they really appeal :o).
I'm a bit like you ... I've got so many projects on the go at the moment I don't know which to attack next LOL.
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Melanie said...

The woodland bloom fabric is very beautiful. Love your little baby quilts.

I'm in the Christmas in July Swap too. Isn't it fun!

Eileen said...

Whew.. I'm just catching up on blogs and emails right now myself. :-) LOVE all the wonderful fabrics you are showing.. and the projects you're making. I'm looking forward to following your progress. :-)