Monday, February 05, 2007

Getting there

On Saturday evening I was able to finish putting the heart blocks together for the Frosted Hearts table topper. I like the scrappy look of the blocks, but I think if I make something similar again I may applique the whole heart rather than piece some of it. My fussy side isn't thrilled with how some of the applique section and the pieced section don't line up 100%. I'm leaving them as they are however, and forcing myself to appreciate the 'rustic' look of the blocks.

Yesterday afternoon we went to our the first birthday party of a friend's son. The kids had a blast, and we got home at around 5.30pm. After a very light dinner I was able to finish putting the top together and get busy quilting. How fun!

I have used a really cute light gold silk thread for the quilting, and because of the teeny spool, I knew I'd run out, but didn't mind, because I know I have to go to the quilt store this week. I ran short only on one border, so I thought it would be fun to see how the binding looks on the other three sides, and you can see the result. I think once I get more thread I'll do some more quilting in the centre part of the quilt too. I'm really pleased with it, and look forward to seeing it on the kitchen table. If only all projects went together so quickly!!

Amy has gone back to school today, so when Cam goes to Kindy this afternoon the house will seem very quiet. I need to go to the bookshop today too, they have called to let me know that the two Yarn Harlot books I ordered have come in, I'm really looking forward to reading them, I find her highly amusing!

Well, that's it from me, I hope you've all had a great weekend, and for my friends in the US, hope you're enjoying your Superbowl Sunday. I don't know anything about Superbowl ... but I'm assured by those in the know that it's a 'really big thing'. Have a great day!

15 comments:

Meredith said...

Isn't it great to have a quilt shop near by to run to when you run out of thread. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing photos of your quilts. I hope one day to be able to machine quilt like you.

Dawn said...

It looks wonderful! I always love the look of those headbandy design. I've tried to do it, but it just never looks as good as when someone else does it!

Cynthia said...

beautiful quilting! Did you draw the design on the fabric before quilting? As you may know from reading my blog, i am trying to be a little more adventurous with my quilting this year. Just starting of with baby steps but i would love to be able to quilt a design like yours some day. Do you have any tips to help me along with this please?

Screen Door said...

I love the hearts. I've found that my Thimbleberries projects have that happen often about not matching. But no one notices except the artist. The plaids are adorable with it. My Mom's project I'm working on is a thimbleberries one and I just keep telling myself "it's character" when things won;t match up. I re=sewed 3 times and gave up. Beautiful quilting on the border.

Fiona said...

Gorgeous quilting - and I like the crimson colours in the hearts.

Lois R. said...

I like the hearts! And the green plaid border/binding is perfect. The quilting is gorgeous.

Shelina said...

Tazzie, this is an adorable quilt. I really like the quilting, and the plaid green fabric you used for the binding and inner border.

Wendy said...

Your hearts are lovely.
I've read 1 of Yarn Harlot's books "the secret life of a knitter" and found it hilarious.

Susan said...

The table topper looks great. I think that green plaid for the border and binding is just the right color and design to go with those hearts. I hope we'll get a good shot of your quilting design, too. That can be tricky to photograph, I know

Gail said...

LOVE the quilting you did on that heart quilt!

Helen said...

Wow, a scalloped border. Always like them but never done one!

anne bebbington said...

Looks lovely - and yes I also would applique those hearts in one piece - quilting looks superb!

Clare said...

That is one beautiful quilt. Seriously.

Hanne said...

The table topper is cute Tazzie :-) I understand the curves are applique and the straight lines are pieced?
I really like the curved finish.

Jeanne said...

Tazzie, your tabletopper is so cute.
I love the colors, fabrics and your quilting design.

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