Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Gift or Two, Finished

In 2015, I bought Karen Neary's lovely book Quilting Beauties Come in All Shapes and Sizes.  I fell in love with her pattern "Thistles in the Heather"

So, I gathered my nerve, a bunch of batiks and set to making it. I finished the top in June of 2015. At that time, I promised I would get the quilting and binding done in under 2 years. I failed!

However, with a week of dedicated work, it is now done and in the mail as a gift for a significant occasion.


I surprised myself, when I found the piece of fabric I had left over, to use as the binding.

Karen does lovely free motion quilting, a skill I haven't perfected, but I think I did okay using my walking foot.


Gentle curves are very doable with a walking foot.

I also finished another Baby Surprise Jacket. This one is going to the grandson of a friend.


I loved the beige, grey, and turquoise variegated yarn. This is Crofter Baby by Sirdar.

I found some perfect fabric last week, and splurged.


Now, what shall I do with some science fabric?


5 comments:

  1. Beautiful batiks for that design, and your quilting makes those points stand out so well.Down here, there is a saying on an advertisement for cheese " After all, all good things take time". Love the wee jacket.

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  2. You have been very productive, love all the projects. They are all amazing. Especially the curved binding, always tricky to get right.

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  3. Beautiful quilt! Another pretty Baby Surprise! Guess you're in finishing mode.

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colours and design and you have certainly done a great job on the quilting. What a pretty little baby jacket too. xx

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  5. Congrats on finishing your quilt. I've never made a complex pieced quilt before. Strangely I don't have the patience for matching points. I'm only familiar with batiks from Indonesia and Malaysia. They often bleed like crazy which is why I don't use them. The batik you used looks different.

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