Thursday, 2 May 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful....

Having exactly enough (no more, no less) basting spray in the tin!


I like how the tin matches the quilt!


 This is my quilt for the charity Siblings Together - it's intended for a teenage girl.  I have plans for a bit of hand quilting...


combined with some straight line machine quilting, but don't know how to do it.


I was wondering about boxes inside boxes.  I don't want to quilt across the patterned fabric but these rectangles are approximately 7x9 inches.  Probably best to sleep on it (again).


I'm linking up, for the first time in ages to:

Lily's Quilts

14 comments:

  1. Quilting pattern are the hardest. I am curious, what you are going to do after sleeping over it ;-)

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  2. These fabrics are so pretty - love them! If you wanted to stay simple, you could just quilt straight lines in the white sashing that outline the patterned fabric about a quarter inch away from the seams. It would probably go pretty quickly too!

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  3. I agree with Stephanie above about the machine quilting. Then you could maybe do some hand stitching down the center of the "fat" strips. If you feel like the patterned squares are too big to be left unquilted, you could do some french or tied knots to secure the layers together. Just an idea!

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  4. I like the boxes idea. It is a beautiful quilt.

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  5. It is lovely Catherine. I also like your quilting idea, it is going to be super.

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  6. Love that quilt so much! Is it meant to look like windows onto nature? That's how it seems.

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  7. I love the quilt, the colours are wonderful! I would be hesitant not to quilt in the patterned rectangles at all, as they are quite large. You could do a few tiny knots in them, in reasonably fine thread they would be virtually invisible. Then you could use your lovely, but more obvious threads in the borders, box in a box shapes would be lovely.

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  8. i think it's fab. I'm a recent convert to 505 too

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  9. Looks lovely Catherine, the teenage girl who gets this will be thrilled to bits!

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  10. I love the way it matches the tin and the floor!

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  11. So funny about the tin - I shall leave quilting ideas to more qualified people but I know you will do a wonderful job.

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  12. I love the colour choices for this good cause quilt. I won't offer an opinion on how to quilt it as it will come to you naturally :)

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  13. That's a gorgeous quilt, fabulous fabrics and colours, I'm so thrilled for whoever is going to receive it. Very simple straight line hand quilting will be just perfect, exactly as you've described :)

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  14. Catherine this is looking beautiful. So calm and sophisticated. I'm sure the recipient will love it. What about putting the hand-quilitng between the smaller windows and machining straight lines, maybe three per wider white sashing? Is each fabric rectangle 7x9 or the ones you've marked with the dotted white line? If the fabric pieces are biggish I think for longevity you should consider quilting them a bit or your lovely quilt won't last. It's a gorgeous way to use those large scale prints.

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