Friday, June 22, 2012

A New Book for Inspiration

Sometimes it's really hard to think of a quilting design to use in a quilt you have made. I really like to design the quilting as part of the overall design, but sometimes I'm in such a hurry rush to get a quilt finished (there are so many other things to do after all) that I just can't figure it out.
Yesterday I had a short course for work to attend in Wellington. Fortunately for me, there was time to visit Minerva bookshop in Cuba Street. I used a Christmas voucher to buy this book:

use Amazon's look inside feature. 
There are lots of ideas and I especially love the Peony quilt on page 56 (it is also on the back page).
I hope you are finding lots of inspiration for your quilting!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stash UFO

I found a small pile of quilt tops and backs in a wardrobe a few weeks ago. It's time that these were finished and sold. So here is one I have finally finished - the blocks were left over from a very large quilt I made a couple of years ago. Actually the original quilt was too big, and I had to take off the flying geese blocks along both sides - they have been used here. I used almost all of the fabric up including having it on the back.
girl's lap quilt - measures 38" x 51.5"
Here is a close up of the quilting - I started with a feather heart just above the center, then quilted row by row.

Off to do some sewing on a quilting group challenge quilt which needs to be finished by next month.