Thursday, May 31, 2012

Quilting is my therapy!!

I love this sign as it says it all.

Determined to complete some of the quilts that I had started before going off to Sri Lanka, before I had finished unpacking, the machine was out and ready for action. I have lots of ideas swimming around in my head but I need to discipline myself to get the backing and binding completed on at least two of the quilt tops I have made. I do miss having a quilting foot but  quilting in the ditch will have to do.

This little one is winging it over to South Africa, all ready to welcome a new baby in August!


The next one was this cot quilt using local beautiful fabrics which Moira had cut into strips and I completed. The batting is rather thick so it is a real cuddly quilt.

I am so lucky that I bought the exact thread needed in Allepey, India from this little shop!
Another project complete and handed over!!

Now to start the next one using this beautiful fishy fabric!

It has all the exciting colours children love, so I am going to have fun putting it together!

and Voila! Today I will add borders and create a piece for the backing using all the leftover strips and blocks. I LOVE this bright colourful quilt! (It may just be a little too colourful for a brand new baby!)

I am pleased to report that this little quilt is complete with the backing created from left overs of the last few years of making quilts!!

Some of the things I have started in between!! Couldn't resist!
Afro cushions!
Nearly nothings!!
Photos to follow! So June, bring it on......I have lots of plans for you!!