I am so very happy that I have a quilted Winding Ways to share with you!!! I have been hand piecing this quilt on and off for the last two years! It is for my beautiful daughter who is coming home after a long trip around Europe and South Africa. Now that it is finished ( almost with the help of a little binding) I really love it!!!
Initially when my daughter Nicole picked the pattern and chose the fabric I wasn’t too excited but could appreciate her choices. She chose A Day in the Country Red Gingham and white quilters cotton. As I started hand piecing the Winding Ways it wasn’t so easy to get a nice finished with multiple points in the centre. I persevered slowly while working on other projects. When she went away I knew that I needed to finish it by the time she came back from her trip. It was only supposed to be a small quilt but when I asked for your feedback previously the consensus was to do more rows to maximize the effect of the circles. I was going to hand quilt but just too much going on at the moment; so off it went to be long arm quilted. I chose varying size of circles.
You can see a close up of the quilting in this picture. I am very pleased with the way that it turned out. The quilting enhances the quilt and doesn’t take away from the pattern.
For the backing my daughter chose Paris Tea by Lakehouse. I love this fabric and think it works nicely with the front of the quilt. Once the binding is completed I can tick this quilt off my Quarter 4 Finish A Long list hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt.
I also participated in a challenge with my sewing friends. The challenge was centered around the use lace. Whilst I am not a big fan of lace, particularly on quilts, I chose to crochet a doily. I was inspired by Marelize @ Stitch by Stitch who posted a beautiful doily using gorgeous colours. So I decided to try it out…..
I haven’t crocheted for a very long time and it took a while to get into the rhythm! I used perle 8 cotton threads in white and blue. I thought the saturated blue gave it a vintage modern look. The pattern was a free download from Yellow, Pink and Sparkly. I am very pleased with the way it turned out! It has certainly reignited my love of crochet! Neeless to say my daughter has claimed this one to put in a picture frame. Her friend also asked if I could teach her how to crochet. I was delighted!! Always nice when young people are interested in learning a craft skill.
On another note, my posts have been a bit irregular over the past weeks. Please accept my apologies, my life has been challenging of late. If you wish to keep up with what I am doing you can also find me on Instagram @quiltswithpersonality.
I am supporting the linky parties and linking up with NTT Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts! Stop by these wonderful blogs to check out all the lovely projects and/or link up and support them!!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by!! Wherever you are in this world have a fabulous day!
Sew Happy ……………….Marie xxx