Tuesday, 16 October 2012

So little time...



Even with a busy schedule of taking care of my 1½ year old, I get quite a bit of time for piecing and quilting.  I have quite a few projects still in progress...  Here Kayleigh is quite happy sitting next to me, 'reading' a magazine.


Here are some of the things I've been working on.

I am currently busy quilting this wall hanging. 

Back of quilt



I have decided to quilt 'feathers' in the light yellow areas.  Its a first for me, but I am so pleased with the result.


I started out by drawing a 'half heart' and then added the feathers and worked from there filling the area with pebbles, it adds beautiful texture and really makes the feathers pop out.



Back of quilt
This lap quilt is still a work in progress, as I'm not entirely sure how I want to piece the border, I want to add  bright green printed fabric around the 9 squares but I cant decide if want to make it a plain border or random pieced pieces of fabric to add to the theme of the 'crazy' blocks...


My sister-in-law asked me months ago to make her a quilted tote bag.  She bought these beautiful purple print fabric, and at last I've finished it for her.  Cant wait to give it to her.


Another UFO, is this bed quilt (left) and a baby quilt.  I've thought of adding broad borders at the top and bottom, and applique Kayleigh's name at the top and something else at the bottom.  Still undecided..

















As you can see, I have quite a few project to still finish, and already I'm thinking about new ones.  I think its best to finish these off 1st.

Happy quilting


7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Beautiful quilting! Love how your feathers are coming out. Your projects are all quite lovely. I think Kayleigh is "helping" you as she reads that magazine! She's so cute! Keep us updated on your progress!

Marelize Ries said...

Thanks Rosemary, she is quite a busy body, does not sit still for one single moment... She's healthy and that's all that matters ♥

Sharron Keck said...

You really are busy, and I love how your feathers are turning out! I think your little girl will eventually quilt nicely being exposed to it so early.

Karen at Fireball said...

Your quilting looks great, and I have been wondering how to fit a feather motif into a setting triangle. I'm so glad to have seen your post; it gives me some great ideas. Thank you!

B said...

I'd definitely go for a border make up of all the fabrics in the blocks in a crazy pattern, would add zing and you could bind in black. Love your quilts and your helper.

ratama said...

Wow, beautiful feathers! Love it!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What beautiful FMQ on your wall hanging! And, your helper is just adorable ;-).

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