Tuesday, 23 February 2010

I thought I'd show you my progress on two quilts

I thought I would show you the progress I have made on two of my own quilts - it has been slow growing as I only get to do my own stuff at night or some weekends.

But  ta da .... the borders are on ... now it needs quilting ... custom or edge to edge ???  I'd like to do custom, but time is lacking ... we'll see.

The other side - don't you just love how the sun shines through giving it a stained glass effect ... if only that would stay when the quilt was quilted.

Life is Beautiful ... strips sewn together

All sewn up ... I only have to put the small four patch circles in the crosshairs now ... forty something I think and I am hand appliquing them with blue thread for the blue part and white thread for the white part - as I have done for the bigger 4patch circles - looks very neat and tidy.

A close up

The back ... I still have to iron the long rows after stitching them.

So a little bit of stitching to go before I can quilt this quilt ... and it will be custom quilted - a good way for me to show customers how I like to quilt stitcheries.

Happy quilting for now ... Jane x


Yvette said...

Wow! That top quilt really does look like stained glass. So pretty.

Your "life is beautiful" quilt is also coming along so nicely.

Renate said...

What a wonderful scrapquilt.

Annelies vdB said...

Both tops are very beautiful !

Pokey said...

How beautiful the quilt is hanging in the window! Both are pretty finishes.
Well, almost finishes, but pretty!

Redgate Quilting said...

You have done a lovely job of the stitchery one Cant wait to see it quilted Hope you are feeling better

Valentina said...

Oh, Jane, oh Jane, oh Jane!
I LOVE them both! The first one is like a stained glass window! and I can't get over those beautiful stitcheries... sigh...

Helen Stubbings said...

wow jane, that is looking so good. and you are hand stitching all the circles down also. Helen