Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Quilts in progress.

Hi there, it's been a couple of weeks since my last post. All is well but I haven't had much to show until now.

I have a couple of projects in progress. The first is a quilt for project Linus. I have loads of fabric to use up and a great deal of it is children's fabric. I thought that charity quilts would be a great way of using it up. This one is bright and cheerful and I hope it will brighten up the world of an ill or under privelaged girl. I've now got to put the borders on. I have loads of the yellow flowery fabric left, enough for the backing and border.






About a year ago I started this quilt which is based on a design from a Kaffe Fassett book. It's a medallian quilt which means that you start with a central block and then build it up by adding borders. I'm not concerned that it's taking so long as this was my plan from the start. I wanted a long term project to keep going back to whilst working on other, smaller projects in between.

My next border is to be made of nine patch blocks made up of lots of different fabrics. Once they're sewn together you won't be able to see that they're nine patches. Hopefully they'll look like loads of small random squares. Luckily I have lots of scraps to use up for this as I needed lots of different designs.

So, here is my pile of sets of three squares ready to be sewn into nine patch blocks.





I hope you've enjoyed todays little look at what I've been upto.

Bye for now, Maria.

17 comments:

Rachel said...

That first quilt is so bright and cheerful, really pretty. And I really like your Kaffe Fasset quilt too - my quilts so far have been very simple squares or rectangles - maybe that design is something for me to aim for!
:)

wonderwoman said...

such a lovely cheerful quilt and so many gorgeous fabrics!

x

Marie said...

Hi Maria, sew many beautiful colors to look at love it, you sure have been busy.Take care girlfriend. Hugs, Marie

Sarah said...

HI Maria!

You are so creative. The colours are cheereful - well done. Generous to offer your time and goodies to a worthy cause.

Maree said...

Your Linus Quilt is Lovely...I do like your other Quilt...nice fabrics...
cheers

alobsiger said...

What fun you are having! I can't wait to see more of that lovely Kaffe-y medallion!

Sherri said...

I love the Linus quilt...and your other fabrics are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing us what you're working on!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Your Linus quilt is very pretty! It will be well liked I'm sure!

Terry said...

I love the bright fabrics you're using for both of those quilts! The medallion quilt is going to be fabulous! :0)

Thecraftytrundler said...

That Linus quilt is gorgeous. I am drooling over all the amazing colours in your work!

Happy quilting : )

Sharon xx

sewkalico said...

Lots of gorgeous colours in your post. The KF looks intriguing!

Simone de Klerk said...

Maria, you have such a wonderful way with colors. Once again GORGEOUS!!! Your matches are perfect (O: Have a happy weekend!

Sheri Howard said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. My husband spent 2 years in London, he knows where Ipswich is! Isn't it amazing how small the world has become via the internet? You have some beautiful projects, I love the bags you have made! Thanks for sharing!

Sal said...

Lovely quilting..great colours!
I love Kaffe Fassett's designs too.
Quilting is something I need to do more of..when I get the time !

claire said...

Hi
Thanks for visiting me, I don't think there are many of us East Anglians blogging!!
Your quilts are amazing - you are very talented :)
Claire xx

Primrose Corner said...

Lovely quilt. There's something for you on my blog.

lou said...

What a clever lady you are, I would love to be able to make a quilt, may be one day!
Thanks for your lovely comment…love Lou xxx
P.S your work is beautiful!