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Friday, 26 November 2010

Hopscotch Bag...

I made a fantastic bag for my sister for her '0' Birthday this week using the pattern Hopscotch by Melly and Me. Guess what - I foolishly didn't take any photos of the bag before giving it to her, so I have no show and tell today. I'll try to remember to photograph the bag when I see her next....

Oh well, next time........

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Pretty Flower

Pretty in the City was the original name of the pattern I used for this quilt. Taken from a 2006 issue of Quilters Companion Magazine, I found the perfect fabric in the range called Fandango by Kate Spain for Moda. Appliqued with a very pale fossil fern fabric, this particular quilt is soft, pretty and actually quite flowery once you look at the patterns of the individual fabrics.
Here is a close up of the applique. I sandwiched the quilt with pin basting and then used the machine blanket stitch to applique the petals and stamens on through all the layers so it was partially quilted by the time I finished the appliqueThe rest of the quilting was clamshells around the outside of the flower and for the 'petals' I followed the patterns in the individual squares of fabric. As you can see, I still need to hand sew the binding to the back of the quilt and attach a label - but I might wait until I am sure of who the quilt is going to before doing that.

By the way - don't you just love the backing fabric?