Thursday, September 15, 2011

Done and Done!!

I am determined to get through the pile of unfinished projects that is looming in the corner.

First off the list is the quilt I gave my brother for Christmas - it just needed to have the handquilting finished. Done!!

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This pattern is called Mitali - designed by the very lovely Mitali, my amitie colleague. It's great for using up lots of scraps and having some fun with the perle thread.

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And yesterday I finished a cushion for one of Daph's little friends. I went through a lot of changes with this design. First I found a big mark on the white fabric so had to chop it off. Then sudden inspiration hit and I added the row of bunting and another colour. It also meant the bird is standing on something which is good really!

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I had extra bits appliqued on it and really wasn't happy. That's why it kept getting put back on the pile. So I simplified it and then went nuts with the quilting - and I love the finished result.

For Sarah

It was given to its new owner yesterday and has apparently been slept on so it is well loved already which makes me very happy!

There is more to come.......

13 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Gorgeous projects Louise! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that quilting -- Beeeeauuuutiful!!!

Bobbi said...

That quilt is lovely! Love.

Lyn said...

wow I LOVE IT!!!!!!
it's gorgeous!
xxx

Andi said...

Much gorgeousness.
No surprise there!!!
xx

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

Love your bird. You are very clever!
So many stitches!

Melody said...

That cushion is stunning. I can't imagine the hours you put into that...

Karen said...

I love the notes the bird sings. Great!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks great........always great to have finishes.......

Nikki said...

I'm always amazed at how you just whip these quilty things up. How you just FINISH them.... I'm daunted before I even start!!

patchworkandlace said...

Hi your blog is really lovely and i love the quilt and cushions you have made they are gorgeous x

Cat said...

Your colour combinations are supercool.Ive havent come to quilting yet on my very long list of skills to learn but you are definately inspiring me to go for it!Thanks nice blog

Pamela said...

You are ah-mazing. I love the quilt for your brother and this pillow. You have inspired me!! New follower!

Hannah said...

I want to make a pillow like that for myself! Maybe with a slightly more subtle color palette, but then again, maybe not.

You should post this on Kollabora, the crafting site! I'm trying to get more people to try quilting by realizing they don't necessarily have to make a whole quilt.