Monday, 20 April 2015

Almost there (but not quite)

Just a reminder that today is the last day to get photos to me for the swap.  I have a couple more to post, as well as the possibility of another last minute entry or two, so please hold with your preference lists until I post a confirmation that I've put up all the quilt photos!  Won't be long now ladies - looking forward to seeing which quilts will end up living with whom - lots of nice pieces to chose from this time around, I think...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Quilt no 31

Wonderfully Wonky
I am calling this quilt 'Wonderfully Wonky' because of the wonky string blocks. This quilt represents a few firsts for me:   
·Using Kaffe Fasset prints. I bought this charm pack without a plan, and I'm glad to have had it in my stash for this swap. 
·Making wonky string squares. I have wanted to make a string block for a while now, and these prints are perfect for this type of block. 
·Quilting with a heavier, shiny thread. I used Superior Threads Magnifico #40 in Ingot (2068). It was a fun thread to use and adds a glimmer to the quilt without being over the top.

Other fabrics used were Kona Sunny and Kona Ruby. The backing is a Pat Sloan print from her Bobbins & Bits line. I quilted straight lines with my walking foot spaced approximately 1/2" apart. 

The finished size is 10"x24" and there is a hanging pocket attached to the back.

Quilt no 30

Friendly Circles
Used Kaffe Fassett scraps and Libby Lehman technique for reverse applique. Machine and hand embroidery with beading round coins shisha style.

Quilt no 29

The materials are predominantly cotton, with a small amount of silk.  All fabrics have been hand dyed in a mixture of synthetic and natural indigo vats.  There is also some hand woven organic cotton from Mali in the piece.

Quilt no 28

Random Tweets
16x9" approx
Top bird is printed on organza from a painting I did. I have sewn some dimes on the back to make it hang better but I'm afraid the sides aren't straight!

Quilt no 27

30x40cm x 4.5cm deep/thick
Machine and hand stitch; Duck Cotton, Lutradur, Xpandaprint and Fluid Acrylic Paints
(3 layers: Duck Cotton, Blanket and Box Canvas)

Quilt no 26

Stars Galore
18.25" square
Has hanging sleeve.  Maker says "I will add a label when I know where it's going."

Quilt no 25

Cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted.  No hanging sleeve.   

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Deadline for Photos: Monday 20th April!

Please remember that if you are planning to submit photos to this round of the swap, they are due by Monday, 20th April.  On Tuesday 21st (my time) I will be officially closing the swap, so anything not in my inbox by Tuesday morning, doesn't count. You might want to finish off this weekend if you were hoping to play along!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Quilt no 24

Loose Marbles
 This piece consists of  trapunto sliced circles on a pieced backing and is machine quilted.