Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some recent finishes


I made a new sewing machine cover earlier this year. It was the first time I had done anything other than machine quilting in a straight line. I still need lots of practice! The blocks on the front are hand pieced Dear Jane blocks (A 13 Star light Star Bright......my favourite DJ block so far)


Strippy Quilt.

This is a finish from last year. I made a quilt similar to this one for a friend and I liked it so much I decided to make one for myself in "my" colours. I machined pieced it and hand quilted with large stitches using DMC Pearle thread.
A Sunburst Quilt.

I completed this quilt top last year. It is all hand pieced. Many of the fabrics are from Quilt Gate's Mary Rose collection. I really enjoyed piecing all those little diamonds and triangles. They took hours, but it was relaxing. I intend to hand quilt it............when I think my hand quilting is good enough.





Have you ever cut out a bunch of fabric, then when you started to sew it all up..............realised that.......

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.......... you forgot to add the seam allowance!!!!!!!!!!!


Well, thats what I did yesterday! It was right there in the instructions.......I just didn't read them properly....until it was too late!

Luckily I hadn't cut out much fabric and I could reuse most of what I had cut up without wasting much. Lesson learnt......I won't make that mistake again!!


Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog in the last couple of weeks.....especially everyone who has left a comment. :) I have found lots of wonderful blogs and some really lovely, friendly and helpful people.:)........and lots of inspiration!

14 comments:

  1. very beautiful quilts you make,have a nice day stitching,susi

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  2. that sure is a lovely quilt! it will look wonderful hand quilted.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  3. Oooo your sunburst quilt is loverly!! I think that DJ block is one of my favorites too.

    Crispy

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  4. love that sunburst quilt, its beautiful
    Kathie

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  5. Such lovely quilts you have made. Wow, hand pieced, I admire those who do that.
    I know what you mean about cutting wrong. There have been times when I don't set my ruler right and as soon I that rotary starts cutting I know it is wrong. Very frustrating.

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  6. seam allowances! that's why I don't use patterns! then it won't matter if you forget the seam allowance!
    let those creative juices flow!
    ;-)

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  7. I really like that sewing machine cover! What a great idea the way you put the blocks into it.

    I also like your quilts A LOT! I am so glad I was turned on to your blog. I look forward to more eye candy.

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  8. I got here to your blog from Carrie's. I really love your quilts! The sunburst is very nice!
    Blessings!

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  9. I love the machine cover and the quilt! You are really rockin' with finishing your projects!
    Micki

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  10. Hi Miriam - I saw your blog posted on Carrie's blog along with mine and Juliann's. It's so much fun to find other new ones. I really love your sunburst quilt. Absolutely gorgeous! So far, I've only cut without seam allowances once. I agree - once is enough!

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  11. Love the sewing machine cover! Nice work and good inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. love the hand pieced quilt............I have never done that before.......and I need to make a sewing machine cover.......one of my machines doesn't have a cover........

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  13. Nice to have met you Miriam at the craft show! Hope you got some nice goodies and had a great day - lovely to find new and wonderful blogs to read!

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  14. Hi Miriam...I think we've all cut wrong one time or another...I always, always have that little diddy...measure twice, cut once running through my head...lol.
    Beautiful quilts, just beautiful and I love that sewing machine cover!

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