Sunday, February 21, 2010

At last, a finished quilt!

This is my latest effort so as you can see, I do sometimes finish a quilt!  This has been largely made amidst great preparations for overseas visitors and a holiday but it is finished, right down to the label.  This quilt is not for me or anyone I know:  it is a charity quilt for a women's refuge.  A group I belong to makes quilts for the children of women who must take refuge somewhere safe.

Again it is the Continuous Stairs design but how different it is with a complete change of colour and colour layout!  It is very bright as I wouldn't ordinarily use so much yellow but I am sure some child will like it.  Quilting has been very basic (in-the-ditch) just with stitching down the 'stairs'.

NB.  The baby quilt with the chenille as in the previous post has come a bit further and is now a top and I'm rather pleased with it but I don't think I will be sewing chenille again in a hurry!  My sewing room looked like snow had hit it for a while!


Friday, February 5, 2010

First Baby Quilt

Now that I've announced our coming grandchild :-), I thought I would flaunt my first item of sewing.  I had the kit for this quilt in the stash for a couple of years or more and pulled it out the other day, thinking that now was as good a time as any to start baby sewing, although it isn't going to be my piece de resistance.  Luckily though, I didn't choose pink - not that we know the sex of the unborn babe yet, although I am guessing it's going to be a boy.  I am sure though that bubs will need more than one quilt.  I haven't got very far with it - I think it will look good when finished but I'm not enjoying working with chenille and bias cuts.  I have, however, found that the walking foot makes working with chenille a little easier.  Hopefully the next time you see this quilt it will be no longer a Work in Progress.

Close up of the block.  The two aqua and white fabrics are alternated in each block.

Having a few little teething problems with Windows 7 in my new computer so it's a typed signature again.