Thursday, March 17, 2011

quilting ... almost!

Last week, I showed you my fabric selection for a Liberty Print quilt. My first serious, do it properly, big-girl, fancy-dancer quilt. I'm pleased to say that using my new best friends (Mr Cutting Mat, Ms Quilting Ruler, and Dame Rotary Cutter), I managed to cut out lots of strips of fabric ...


Then, I even snatched some time on the weekend to sew them all together ... neatly!


Now, I'm up to the quilting bit. I didn't quite have enough lovely wool batting to cover my quilt top (which is 130cm x 130cm), so I thought I could craftily join some pieces together to get the right dimensions. Sadly, it didn't work (too much puckering), so I'm going to have to make the trek to Spotty for some batting the right size before I actually quilt it. In the mean time, I just like looking at it. So many of my favourite Liberty Prints ...



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18 comments:

Teek said...

looking good.

Catherine said...

gosh, it is already beautiful!

Christina said...

What a visual feast! Hope you can find the perfect sized batting so the quilting is easier. How will you quilt it? Straight lines, randomly, swirls?

:)

by marie-nicole said...

What a lovely quilt you've got in the making there Nic. Nice work!

Shannon said...

oooohhhhh looking the goods. I dont know about you, but im finding it so nice not to be using any of my own fabrics at the moment! So sick of them.
My quilting obsession is just getting worse, I keep downloading patterns and waking up thinking about what to do next.

mmhmm loser.

june at noon said...

Wow, you're moving right along! Enjoy the quilting!

BOB & MABEL said...

Its looking great. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Amanda said...

Love the fabric, coming along quite nicely.

koralee said...

Oh my goodness I adore these blues...wow. Hugs.xoxo

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

Even your cutting mat matches. That's going to be a very beautiful quilt. Clever you.

spectacularfairywren said...

oooh - you got me all inspired now.
Love your new friends - are they worth it? I seem to have a prob with straight lines - will they render assistance?

gret said...

Lovely Nic - Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Tania said...

So impressed with the neatly sewn Liberty - I always find the stuff mighty slippery. Don't forget to baste with pins ridiculously close. (four inches??) That is the only thing I know about quilting.

Anne said...

Lovely colors. Can't wait to see it finished!

therileyhousebuild said...

Oh, it's going to look gorgeous! Love the fabric. Jane @ the girl in the brick house

Posie Patchwork said...

Be still my beating heart, blue, liberty, quilting, love it all Nic, love Posie

Amy Prior said...

Dame rotary cutter how do you work? Glad to here you are getting a lot out of use out of your Dame but mine is very stubborn and hard to use! :)

Brenda said...

It looks amazing Nic, you have chosen such beautiful Liberty prints.