Tuesday, 13 July 2010

In Anticipation


This is the design wall in my garage where I spend time planning and sorting through my fabric

I have started work on a quilt , It is now pinned together and ready for hand quilting . I will show the front when it is finished, hopefully the end of the month or just after .
I bought good shirts from a charity shop and added fat 1/4 s from my stash . The backing has a faded streak across the back , it was a reduced price but with worn and washed on the front I don,t mind about the fade mark .
I will call it my shabby chic quilt . In my eyes it is lovely, soft colours ,simple design . not out of a book . I have not made a quilt from traditional patterns for quite a while now . I have been using 4" squares to make my cottage quilts . This one is not squares . If you look closely at the photo you will see the faded line .
This afternoon I will watch a film with my work on my knees and start quilting . I have drawn round a dinner plate for my stencil . Everything on the cheap but the wadding is the best quality.

7 comments:

Jane said...

I'm sure it will be lovely when you've completed it but I'm interested to know what you do with quilts when you've finished them - do you fold them up and pack them away, save them to give as gifts, donate them to good causes, what?

solomi558 said...

I have sent quilts to people who are collecting for some tragedy or like . There are lots of quilts in bags in my garage loft .--cottonreel

Frugal Life UK said...

I have a charity shop that sells mens' shirts for one pound each, i must buy some and have a go at a quilt xxxx

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

thank you for visiting my blog and sorry I just now found that you did. I need to set my notifications to let me know when someone posts a comment. My husband has been quite ill (had surgery in May, June, and then major surgery yesterday) so haven't been keeping up quite like I should.

I love seeing quilts. I have no idea how to sew or quilt. LOL! If I can't glue it, tape it, or staple it - I can't do it.

scrappy quilter said...

heh there friend. Because of you I've been purchasing men's cotton shirts. I have 2 quilt tops done and I'm now looking for yellow cotton shirts. I did manage to find one. Just got back from a month's holidays. We had a blast. Hugs

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