Saturday, 5 September 2009

August Happenings

August has been a busy month. I've been working on various quilts, finishing existing projects and starting new ones.

These 2 tops are new projects. The brown quilt is a partial stash reduction quilt, I'd bought a couple of the fabrics because they caught my eye.

The baby quilt is one I'm making for my daughter to give to a friend.

I hope to have it completed this week or next. The baby isn't due until November so there isn't any rush.

This Scrappy Autumn Quilt is totally stash reduction, can you tell that I'm rather fond of autumn colours? I do seem to have lots of browns and greens.

Photos of the completed Blue Scrappy Quilt. The backing was pieced from the stash.

It's hard to see but all the fabrics are blue. I've had most of them since I began quilting and this is one way to use them up.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Something At Last!

Weeks ago my friends and I went to the Quilt Fair at Jeff's Shed. I had meant to post about our day out but I am a pretty slack blogger. I purchased a few things, some fq's, books and a new quilting frame. I've finished 3 quilt tops since then. On the frame in these pics is the Scrappy Blue quilt I'd shown last time - well the first I showed you all the first block!

The quilt is now finished and when the weather is a bit better I'll take a photo of it.

Today I mailed the ATC's I made for a Purple & Green Swap, I hadn't been in a swap for ages and it was fun playing around with all the different greens & purples in my stash.

Half the fun of quilting is pulling out fabrics and deciding (or trying to) on which ones to use.

Stash reduction is still an ongoing project and my next quilt is going to be in pinks, probably in a disappearing nine patch.