Sunday, January 05, 2014

Quilty Happenings

Yesterday I visited with my sweet friend Lizzy - she is basting my queen size Welsh Beauty Wholecloth quilt for me, and I needed to make a decision on battings. It's not easy, sometimes you just have to see them and feel them. Anyway, decision made, and over the next million or so years I'll be hand quilting on that baby. I've always wanted a white wholecloth for my bed.

While I was there, I noticed she'd finished quilting her version of the quilt I shared a little while back. It's really cute - and super easy with a jelly roll. If you're looking for a fun project, definitely print out the pattern from the bake shop. Since Lizzy is always doing favours for me and helping me out, I offered to bind her quilt for her, as it's not really her favourite thing to do. Because I have the quilt in my hot little hands right now, I thought I'd share a picture with you:

It's really cute isn't it? I can't remember the name of the jelly roll that she used, but if you're interested, just let me know and I can find out for you. Lizzy made hers full size, while I only made mine half size for a cot quilt. I finished the binding last night while watching the tennis, and there is more tennis viewing on my radar today. Men's final in Brisbane - Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt - bring it!!

Since I mentioned earlier in this post about wanting to have a white wholecloth for my bed, I thought I'd share with you what I have on my bed right now. It's one of my favourite quilts, and not one that I have many pictures of:

It's my Sarah Johnson quilt - made from a 1997 (or so) Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine. The designer was Brigitte Giblin, and the project was based on a quilt from the Shelburne Museum - there is a pattern for a more original style quilt in the book Enduring Grace. A really nice book if you can get your hands on a copy, it's getting old now, but worth tracking down.

I made this quilt up after I completed my Dear Jane, thinking it would be a great way to use up all the scraps. Let me tell you that I still have scraps from my DJ floating around in my stash. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to use them all up!

Well, that's all from me for today, there is lots to do - I'm going to start taking down the Christmas decorations today - tomorrow is Epiphany after all. Chatter soon :-)


Linda said...

Such lovely quilts, Tara. The quilting bug is back, I take it? I look forward to seeing your progress on the wholecloth quilt. Lurking Linda

Shay said...

Love your bed quilt- everytime I visit or see something you've made on your blog Im inspired to do something similar. Then I get real and just keep admiring yours!

My tree came down over a week ago...I love Christmas but that thing takes up so much space.

Nancy said...

Thanks for the quilt photos - I love both of them.

I've never used a border print for a quilt: I need to rethink that because it looks fabulous on your bed quilt.


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