Thursday, 22 May 2014

Piles of quilting...

... waiting to be done.  Damn you Husqvarna who were out of stock of darning feet.  I'm still waiting for mine to arrive so I can quilt this baby:



Sorry for the appalling photo.  I could NOT get the colours at all.  It looks like an Instagram photo, but it's not.  The background is actually black.  I followed the pattern in last month's Love Patchwork and Stitching, but I'm pretty sure I've seen dozens of free versions of this pattern on the internet.  It's paper pieced.



This is a cushion for Jacob to match the quilt I've nearly finished... post coming soon (if I ever finish stitching the damn binding down!).  I used Oh Fransson!'s Mod Mosaic tutorial and really love the effect.  I wanted to use the 20" cushion insert I had, but I wanted it to be puffy and full, so I made the cushion cover 21".  Yep, went the wrong way there!  It will have to be cut down to 19".  I got the insert out to see how much bigger it was and realised I'd bought an 18" insert... oh dear.  I hope the Range has some 20" as Jacob's coming up at the weekend!  


Check out my mitred corner!  Take that Y-seams, you are NOT hard.  I have to get this hand quilted (in Perle) and made up, I suspect I'll be doing it at this weekend's Quilt Guild meeting.  Ladies, prepare for a panicky Wendy!

13 comments:

ukcitycrafter said...

Two brilliant makes Wendy, good luck with finishing off your quilt and cushion in time.

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Celtic Thistle said...

Hope your darning foot arrives soon, I can tell that you are itching to get quilting :)

margaret said...

2 great projects, trust you have found a new cushion pad to save you cutting down the patchwork, would be shame as it is lovely. The days of the camera never lying have long since passed, as you say the black looks blue here

Rachel said...

Good luck with the quilting - and remember that there is no situation that cannot be made worse by panicking!

Kerryp77 said...

Hi wendy. Love the black one. Let's hope the foot is in stock soon, Jacobs cushion cover is lovely. Happy (non panicky) quilting at your group!

pennydog said...

I can lend you a darning foot on Saturday if you wanted to do some machining on it!

JoJo said...

So may pretty colours! I didn't know Husqvarna made sewing machine parts. They are known for chainsaws and lawnmowers here.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! I love the piecing on both of these, but the rainbow-on-black effect is beautiful :D

Jo Ferguson said...

I've always been a fan of bright colours, set against a black or white background. It's so striking, as you can easily see in both of these quilts. Nice paper piecing and that mitred border is awesome.......you go girl.

Maria said...

Hand quilting!!!! It's going to look beautiful.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

LOVE the mod mosaic, Wendy!!! Very, very effective. The cushion and quilt will look great together.

Mindy said...

This are gorgeous!!! Well done!

Cheryl said...

I like your circle of flying geese. The colors are set off well on the black background.