Monday, September 27, 2010

A Little Cheer - part two

Part two because I couldn't load all my photos into one post for some reason....


This is Bliss by Bonnie and Camille. The 'cheater' fabric, and one of the nicest ones I have seen so far - not just rectangles or squares but lovely looking circles! I have two daughters and one has a quilt already. The other daughter sadly will be waiting a while for one because I have a number of other priorities to get through first, and her two quilts here waiting to be stitched aren't quick and easy ones. So, after consulting with her I bought 3 yards of this Bliss fabric, 3 yards of backing, some red for a frill and some binding. This SHOULD make up a quick and easy quilt for her MUCH sooner than the others on the schedule!
She is so excited!
I have trimmed and joined the top piece for this 'whole cloth' quilt; and need to prepare the backing and baste it!
Verna by Kate Spain.
A gorgeous range, love the colours and prints in this. Moda did a little 42 inch square quilt using this range and I bought a couple of kits. One kit I passed on to Kylie. She made hers up at a retreat last weekend and said I need to get mine done; so here it is. Super fast to piece, and looks gorgeous! So, thanks Kylie for the push to get this one done! I am sure it will be almost as quick to baste and quilt.
I used another green for the outer border, just to be different!

This quilt top, also completed in the past few days, is Northern Solitude by Holly Taylor made using the pattern Jellystone Park by Legacy Quilts. I bought this as a kit (minus the pattern as I already had it) from Sarah at Patchworks Plus. You may recall seeing this quilt when I started it, quite a few months back.....

Lovely colours in this. I have renamed this quilt Southern Solitude as once quilted it will be heading South, to my motherinlaw.

All three quilt tops laid out on the new loungeroom floor - making the most of the space while I can!

I have also been busily working on Matilda Station for my sisters wedding next month. The top is all appliqued and pieced, it is basted and I started to quilt it today. I have to say it is a MONSTER of a quilt and over the weekend I had two words for it.
NEVER AGAIN!
I just get tired of working on the same thing especially when it is a BIG project.
Maybe some pictures tomorrow???
This week I am going to make a start on my Christmas secret santa swap stuff, should make for a refreshing change!

11 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Bec.....all the tops look amazing, you have been busy...

Vicki said...

The quilt tops look great, Bec. You have been very busy - again!

Hanne-Kristine said...

What an amazing work. It looks beautiful, all of them. So you hang in there and make a great finish :)

Your daughters new quilt turns out great, love fabrics like this :)

All the best, hk

Tammy James said...

Hi Bec,
You have been busy! I love the colours in the second top, it's gorgeous!

Kylie said...

Love the Bliss fabric Bec and wasn't the Verna quilt so quick and easy to make. Can't wait to see your Matilda Quilt and I also love the Southern Lights quilt - lucky Mum-in-law!! Kylie xxx

Lynn said...

You certainly are oh sew busy! I love the cheater fabric. Usually I never the colors or patterns in the cheater fabric, but this is really beautiful fabric (blissful!!!) Perfect for a little girl. I love the contrasting green borders, how clever. Lucky mil! That Southern solitude quilt is beautiful.

Lynda said...

Fabulous Bec - I don't know how you get all this done. Wish I had your time management skills. Love the cheater fabric - will be a gorgeous quilt for your daughter. And the other two tope are beautifully made.

Raewyn said...

Gorgeous quilts - you have been busy. I love the ranges you are using. I look forward to seeing your Matilda Station quilt too - I figure that's why we need to keep starting projects - so we don't get bored with one particular one!!

Cardygirl said...

Great quilts...I need to get my SSCS started too!

Farm Girl said...

I can see why your daughter is going to love her quilt when it's done, that is lovely fabric. Your Verna quilt is great - one of my favourite fabric ranges at the moment. Happy quilting on your Matilda Station quilt.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love what you've been making lately Bec, especially the "cheater" fabric. Great idea.