I didn’t sew a stitch today but I did a lot of starching, pressing, cutting and rearranging for a new quilt idea. It will be made of Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill, some solids and maybe even some Tula Pink. Sewing tomorrow! This last one is my favorite so far… Which one is your favorite?
I finished hand quilting and binding my Modern Mabel quilt, an ode to my Grandmother and WE love it! All the fabrics except the background (Kona Maise) and backing, a baby blue tiny houndstooth flannel, are by Denyse Schmidt. I hand quilted it as my Grandmother had 50 years ago when she gave the original to my parents as a wedding gift.
I have a very special attachment to this quilt and think I will make another for sale in my Etsy shop, which is rather empty at the moment.
I also hand quilted my “How many squares?” puzzle block, my entry into the Project Quilting Season 4, first challenge, “Square in a square” competition. Being a square block, I thought droplet like quilting — the polar oposite of squares, would add interest and movement to the block.
Although my stitches aren’t perfect (who’s are??), I really loved quilting with Thimblelady’s needles, they allowed me to fit many more stitches per inch than a regular short quilting needle. I can’t quilt like Thimblelady yet but I’ll practice!
Someone mentioned I should submit this block for the 100 Blocks magazine, if you have information on this, I’d love to know!!
My girlfriends Andrea and Tara came over yesterday for our very first Durham Modern Quilt and Craft Guild meeting and had a blast. If you’re interested in joining and live in Durham, Ontario, Canada, send me an email and let me know you’re interested in joining us for a great time of chatting and stitching, we’d love to meet you!
Hope you had a great weekend with family or being creative!
xo xo Tabatha
About a year ago I bought a Fons & Porter 60 degree triangle ruler, today was the first time I used it and I am madly in love!
I fussy cut some fabrics then sewed 1 & 3/4″ strips around each side. The inside triangles finish at 4 & 1/2″ and the borders are 1 & 1/2″. I love the colour combinations of raspberry, yellow, orange, light blue, olive green and a dash of purple. My favorite combination is the raspberry bee print surrounding Melody Miller’s retro clock in olive.
Can’t wait to make more and expand.
A lot of bloggers have nifty segments like “WIP Wednesday” and “Fabric Fridays” but I’m just not clever enough to come up with a catchy title to this post. I received fabric today, yay! (Click icons for larger images.)
I’ve finally jumped on the Anna Maria Horner bandwagon and purchased some LouLouThi prints. Yes, I did make a rag quilt of LouLouThi in flannel but I purchased it as a complete bundle — does that count? I made a rag quilt which I gave to my neighbor Liz, while she went through radiation treatments for breast cancer, she loved it. So now it’s time for some LouLouThi for myself. I teamed it with Robert Kaufman’s Essex Linen in Light Blue and Free Spirit Designer Solid in Barberry.
Also in my order was a little of Amy Butler’s new line, Cameo and Tula Pink’s new line, The Birds and the Bees. Makes for an eclectic mash up, don’t you think?
I’m expecting another interesting order this week so stay tuned!