Monday, April 9, 2012

Believe It Or Not But I Have Some Finishes...

I have been reading some of my favourite blogs and how they occasionally loose their sewing/creating mojo. Mine has been on vacation (not sure where exactly as I didn't get a postcard!). I have just had too much on for my mind to be quite enough to allow me to sew.  But good things come to those who wait and I actually have some finishes to show.  I am really pleased with these and they have got me inspired again. I feel these projects are exactly where my sewing is at in terms of fabric and design.

First up is the last two blocks of the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along. Gosh I love these quilt alongs organised by Konda at Moose On The Porch Quilts.

Who doesn't love a good cherry fabric?

Now for the first finish! This quilt was started some time ago as part of a quilt along using charm packs. I used  plaids and wovens from a couple of different 3 Sisters fabric ranges. This quilt waited ever so patiently for its binding. The backing is some old (vintage?) Anna Griffin fabric. It was exactly the right yardage for the backing.  My long arm quilter did an awesome job on the quilting. Its a continuous design but it has a baptist fan feel to it. I adore it.
I really have no idea how to get a decent photo of this quilt. Its either too sunny or not quite sunny enough. A big thank you to hubby for pretending to enjoy being a quilt hanger.

My second and most recent finish (like 2 hours ago) was my Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along quilt top. I just luuurve this thing.  It looked great without the final border but it was too pristine for my liking so I decided to add some scrappy borders to 'junk it up a bit'. Yeah I really did think that! Did I tell you I just luuurve this thing? Yeah. OK you've got the picture you say.
I so enjoyed delving into my spots for the block borders. Would you believe I had enough spotty fabrics to not have to use the same one twice? Did I hear a yes?
I put some Tanya Whelan on the side borders and some Jennifer Paganelli on the top and bottom borders.  Once I get my backing and batting together I will send it to my favourite long armer so she can work her magic.

That's probably going to be it for a while as its school holidays for the next couple of weeks and my son-with-the-missing-two-front-teeth-and-it-is-just-too-cute-for-his-Mum-not-to-want-to-hug-him-all-the-time (or make him talk all the time which isn't a problem for this boy) and I are heading off for a little rail adventure.

Ta ta!