Saturday, September 07, 2019

Well hello there!

I swear to you, every day since my last post I thought to myself 'today will be the day that I get busy writing on my blog', and almost each night without fail I'd realise that the day had simply gotten away from me. But not tonight ...


So, Hi! What have you been up to? I have mostly been hand quilting, and just living life, and not taking lots of pictures apparently, but I can show you some of where I'm up to on the Phebe project:


I was getting tired of quilting in the applique area, so to change things up a bit I put a few stitches in some of the star blocks. I just love these stars, and it's so much fun revisiting the fabrics and remembering the other projects they were used in. Many of the fabrics were gifts of scraps from my lovely friends too.


I only quilted three blocks before I moved back to the applique area - there's only one side left of the applique to go before I'm done and I can move on. I am still supremely happy with my choice of sashing fabric between the stars. I don't know if you remember, but it ended up being a tricky choice. I had a few bits and pieces of the dressing gowns print in my scrap box that I'd used in various projects, and my lovely friend Linda who was visiting at the time was sure she had a chunk of it.

When Linda got home, the fabric proved to be elusive, and I put a shout out to my friends to hunt some down. A local quilting friend Julie had a piece, but I still needed more, and the lovely Rosemary Youngs came to the rescue. I was able to get the blocks pieced together just as I wanted. 

And because our stashes work in mysterious ways, way later on I found a fat quarter of the elusive fabric in the bottom of my stash closet, and Linda found a couple of yards in a small fabric collapse in her stash. So there you go ...

But I'm back to quilting in the applique border now:

And I'm pretty happy with how it's looking :-)

And the last picture for the day is a quick table runner I put together. One of the lovely ladies from my Thursday class had made one, and I loved it so much I wanted to make one too:

It's made with 60 degree triangles cut from a border print, and for best results the border print needs to be quite different from one edge to the other. This table runner will be gifted to my beautiful Nanna who is turning 90 this month. Isn't she amazing, I just love her to bits!

Well, that's it from me for now, I trust you're all keeping well, and I hope to chatter soon! xox

9 comments:

Evie said...

Just breathtakingly beautiful!

Chris said...

Sigh . . . your quilting is so inspiring.

Gretchen Weaver said...

The quilt is beautiful and your stitching is lovely. I especially like the quilting design in the applique. Was this a stencil or did you design the design? Love it! Happy Stitching!

Janet said...

Welcome back. I checked yesterday to see if you had a new post. You are going to have another blue ribbon winner. The quilting is amazing. What is the motif that you are quilting in the star blocks? Very beautiful quilt. Welcome back.

Barb said...

Gorgeous! thanks for posting such inspiring photos. Lovely quilting!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Just beautiful and the quilting is charming--love it! How awesome to put out the call for that elusive fabric and have so many sweet souls come to your rescue!

QuiltGranma said...

Welcome back, good to see what beautiful things you are working on, and that "antique" looking quilt, oh my! I love it when I see "familiar fabrics" like ones I have, used in other's quilts. That is going to be a true treasure!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Beautiful Beautiful and you should be so proud of your work. Your quilting is also beautiful! What an Heirloom you will have! Hugs

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Welcome back. Your quilting is gorgeous as always. I definitely find it more pleasing to quilt than to write! Thanks for taking the time!

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