Happy Friday….. Happy Finish!!!

Happy Friday everyone!  Friday is a fabulous day and even more exciting when you have a finish.  I am so delighted to have completed my hand quilting for my beautiful Sister’s quilt!  I took a few pics quickly before it was packed into the suitcase to be delivered .  Unfortunately too early in the morning for a good outside photo.  When I started the quilt I posted about it here!   I chose an autumn colour pallette  to fit in with her décor. The large scale log cabin pattern showcases the fabrics beautifully!

Log Cabin 0.1

The pattern and fabrics are from Amitie Textiles and consist of Yuwa, Liberty Tana Lawn, Linen, Wool.  The block finishes 15″.   I wanted to make it a bit bigger so added some borders to frame it!  A light blue 1″ stripe fabric followed by the beautiful Orange Yuwa circle fabric. The quilt finished 60″ x 74″.   I chose to hand quilt the log cabins with orange perle 8 cotton following the square and rectangular shapes and then proceeded to use a circular pattern for the outer border!

Log Cabin Close Up 1

Close up of the rectangular hand quilting!

Lob Cabin 1 hand quilting

Close up of the circular quilting.

 

Log Cabin Backing 1

For the backing I chose a Kei Geo Style  fabric that fitted well with the large scale prints on the quilt top!  I hope she loves this quilt as much as I loved making it for her!

I am  supporting the linky parties – NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation, TGIFF @ Mila + Cuatro, Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Sew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart 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 the world have a fabulous weekend.

Sew Happy…………………………Marie xxx

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Tessellated Pinwheels

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog; family commitments and holidays have kept me busy!  In my efforts to regain some blogging normality I thought I would share with you a quilt that I made sometime ago.   It’s a Tessellated Pinwheel quilt that I made for my daughter Amy!

Tesslated Pinwheels 1.1

Making this quilt was certainly an experience and a great learning curve for me!  This was my first machine pieced quilt!  I had hand sewn five quilts previously and hand quilted three of them!  I knew I had to improve my machine piecing skills and this was my time!  I generally love bold and colourful fabrics but my daughter wanted  a soft quilt with a little navy!   It was a struggle at the start to make the quilt because the colour choices were out of my normal scope.  As it turned out I absolutely love this quilt!   Now it would be so much in vogue because of the low volume feel!

Tess Pinwheels close up1

This pic shows a  close up of the pinwheels!  The fabrics are a mix of tone on tone creams and beige with a splash of navy!  The similarity of the colours does not define the tessellations easily but it does add to the softness of the quilt.  The navy pinwheels certainly play an important role in adding depth to the quilt.

Tess PinWheels Borders

I love the borders on this quilt!  On point squares, in tone on tone fabrics, frame the pinwheels followed with a navy strip and a navy chevron border.  The final border is cream pinwheels on a beige back ground.   In this instance, the borders are definitely important to frame the quilt and break up the tessellated pinwheels.  This pic also shows the long arm quilting of circles and love hearts!

Tess Pinwheels backing 2.1

She chose a French themed backing because she just returned from Paris where she was living for six months.

Tess Pinwheels Binding 3.1

I finished the quilt with a beautiful navy binding.  I do love a spotty binding.    It faithfully rests on Amy’s bed and it gets used and loved.  It is a beautiful feeling when your hand made labours are really appreciated. What more could I ask for!

As you will know I  am a great supporter of linky parties.  They help us find out the creative delights that are happening around the globe and they also help us to make new friends.  I would like to highlight  the monthly  linky party that Fiona @ Celtic Thistle is hosting with Paula @ Mud, Pies and Pins!  The focus of this linky is to promote making gifts for the holiday season through out the year!  Check out the February Ho Ho Ho & On We Sew here!

I am supporting the weekly linky parties  NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation, Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict TGIFF @ Amy’s Crafty Shenanigans and Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts!

As always, many thanks for stopping by and wherever you in the world have a fabulous weekend!!

Sew Happy……………Marie xxx