Wednesday, 17 September 2008

At last!

I've finally cut into the beautiful pile of Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market I bought a while back to make a quilt for myself. Unfortunately that quilt is still being shunted down my to-do list. But I cut a 2" strip from 18 of the prints (should have been 16, but I made a couple of false-cuts!), and combined them with a white-on-white and a aqua-blue snowflake print, to make this quick baby's play quilt.
It was cut, pieced and sandwiched in 2 evenings, then came the quilting deliberations. I would love to be about to do a beautiful allover FMQ, but my machine keeps catching the bottom thread when I FMQ, whihc drives me batty. I eventually settled for some free-hand stars on the blocks and the sashing corners, to show the beautiful variegated thread. I've just discovered King Tut quilting threads, and they're my new favourite. This one changes colour every inch, so gives a really good effect.
I'm intending to bind it in one of the stripes from the same fabric range - as long as I leave enough for my quilt!

8 comments:

Helen said...

Ohhhh, lovely Emma! Very stricking, must be that white! LOL May be something you do already, but have you tried winding a fresh bobbin when the machine catchs the bottom thread? Works here for me.... sometimes. Just a thought.

Leah said...

Very pretty - I'm loving white in quilts right now, and it's perfect with those fresh, pretty colours.

AJ said...

A perfect Spring quilt! Lovely!

Austy's Mum said...

Very nice Emma! That's similar to the block pattern I used for my jelly roll baby quilt in blues and reds. I too was surprised how quickly the top came together (but I was still a little slower than you - you are a PRO!) I like the effect you have added with the white sashing, and those cute colourful stars. King Tut threads are great aren't they? It was that very red and blue quilt I speak of that I used my first King Tut thread, a varigated blue one.

The Humming Cat said...

Love it! I still haven't bought any of that fabric range, might have to do some hunting.

Louise said...

So pretty Emma, I just love that fabric. I've bought some to make myself a quilt as well, but half of it went astray in the post *sob* I'm currently trying to convince the quilt shop to order more in for me!

Kylie said...

Well worth the cut. As aj said, a perfect spring quilt!

Little White Dove said...

Looks wonderful! So bright & cheery, perfect for a play quilt!