Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Quilt Top to Check off the WIPs List

I worked on this one until I finished it.  It is a gift...can't say who it will be a gift for as I think they read my blog.  It was a great pattern and all of the batik fabrics are from my stash. I think there are over 50 different fabrics.  There are lots of greens, harvest browns and tans.  Pictures show the top without borders and with borders.  Now to find the perfect backing.  I thought I had it but it was about 2 inches short. 

Now I will spend the rest of my sewing time this week finishing up the nine patch pineapple quilt.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Tribal Journey Completed

I started cutting and piecing this quilt about 4 years ago.  It is one of my favorites.  I used mostly Australian Aboriginal and African-inspired fabrics.  I free hand cut the curved pieces to make each block, so no two blocks are alike.  They are all different.  Some have a slight curve while in others I cut very deep curves.  I am fortunate to have a friend with a long arm, the Tin Lizzie Ainsley 26, so I quilted the top with an all over pattern using a complimentary variegated thread.  With the stopping and starting it took less than 2 hours to complete the quilting.  The binding was a challenge as I could not settle on a color that I liked but to get it completed I used a similar blue to the one in the border.  I am happy with the results. And I can now cross this baby off of my long and still growing WIPs list.  This one I will keep for myself.