Wednesday 9 April 2014

A Little Bit of This

I have been jumping around a bit from project to project doing "a little bit of this and a little bit of that." 

Here are a few pictures to capture what I have been up to on the sewing and quilting front.

A made a delicious roll of binding using the orange Crosshatch print from Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. This is on my Tranquility quilt which I managed to finish up this week. Stay tuned for a post!
I did some straight line quilting on the Star Wars quilt I'm making,
I did some free motion squares-in-squares quilting on the borders.

I got the binding sewn on. Now I just need to hand stitch the binding on the back of the quilt.
All of the work on the Star Wars quilt, The Dark Side, got me noticing how much cat fur shows up on black fabric. Only one of my cats even has white in his fur and yet it showed up big time! Fortunately the recipient, a nine-year-old boy, has both a black cat and a white dog. A little fur won't bother him too much. :)

I also got two very fat packages in the mail from Pink Castle Fabrics. These are destined for the two grey quilts I'm making for a dear friend's little boys. They are moving into "big boy" double beds and she wanted quilts for them. She is paying for all the materials, thank goodness, because these weren't cheap! The Squared Elements will be the binding. The other two prints will be the backings. I am so excited to see how these turn out!!
Squared Elements in Carbon, Pointelle in Grey (Art Gallery) and Pearl Bracelets in Shadow.
Another item on my "to do" list is a scrappy pillow for my daughter's nursery. I love the colour combination and the scraps, but should have made the turquoise strips longer. I ventured into some dense straight line quilting (which is a dream on my new Janome) and I really like the impact. Below is a process shot where you can see how much depth the quilted lines (in grey Aurafil) add to the overall look of the pillow.

My plans for the rest of the week are to do a photo shoot for Tranquility, get the binding sewn down on The Dark Side, finish the pillow and start a Dwell quilt in pinks and greens for a little girl who turns three in October. I am trying to get my date-specific quilts done first so that I can take my time with the no deadline quilts!



  1. Pillow is looking good! Love the colors.

  2. Both detail photos of your quilting looks great! And I agree with Vicki, the colors on the pillow are fab!

  3. Love the crosshatch for a binding fabric and the stack of greys :) Lovely WiPs - thanks for sharing