Monday 21 November 2011

November Rainbow Quilt

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet, the colours of the rainbow. The idea behind this quilt top was to make a rainbow quilt starting with red blocks at the top and graduating the colours down to violet at the bottom with no defined point where each colour changes.

I'm pleased with how it turned out especially as the fabrics were not bought specifically for the design.
Fabrics used were a couple of charm packs by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler and fabrics from my scrap bag. The background is made from various shades of plain greens left over from other projects.

The blocks are Windmill blocks made from half square triangles. I'll definately be using half square  triangles again, they are so quick and easy to make.

The photo I took of the whole quilt laying on the floor looked terrible so you'll have to imagine how it looks from these two photos. Unfortunately there are no quilt top holder upers here today to help! 

I've linked this post to Fabric Tuesday on the Quilt Story Blog, their button is over on my side bar if you want to pay a visit.
Now to decide on the quilting. Any suggestions on how to quilt it will be gratefuly recieved.

Saturday 12 November 2011

A finished quilt

Last night I finished sewing down the binding on my Lily's Quilts Dead Simple QAL. My original post about this QAL can be seen here.
I'm pleased with how it turned out apart from the placement of some of the squares in the final layout. I won't point out which ones though. I layed out the squares and labeled them but still managed to get them muddled up.

I wanted this quilt to be puffy and cosy so used a polyester wadding but chose a cheap one which I won't be doing again in a hurry as it wasn't great to quilt with.

I made a pieced back with some scraps from this quilt and some Kaffe Fassett prints which I recently bought. The quilting can be seen better on this shot.

The binding is a Mark Lipinski design print which I bought at half price! at my local quilt shop. I was so pleased to find a binding fabric in the sale section which was just right.

I've seen some gorgeous mini quilts on blogs lately and really fancy a go at some mini quilt usual there are a few finishes to see too first. Some discipline is needed round here at the moment.

Maria x
P.S I'm linking this quilt to Fabric Tuesday on the lovely Quilt Story blog. Click on the link in my sidebar to see what other quilters have been upto.