Thursday, 6 December 2007

A Finish !






I have just put the finishing stitches in the braid quilt for the in-laws. Not like me at all to be so ahead of myself. I'm usually stitching something at midnight on Christmas Eve. Still got a few other things I want to make by then so theres still time yet. No need to get smug -lol !!

The borders on this came out a little wavy but that's ok - I won't obsess about it. Don't know how it happened but it's not too noticeable unless you're a quilter.

The reason I got this finished so soon was because I bought myself a little gift this week and wanted to play with it. I bought these -

I don't own a lot of these template sets but decided to treat myself to this as I think I will get a lot of use out of it. It would have certainly come in handy to make these blocks for Patricks quillow ( which will be finished in time for Christmas )

I dug some 1930's prints from my basket and made these. I have loads of these fabrics as you may know I started a Dear Jane quilt with these and changed my mind some way in. Now the braid quilt is done I have given myself permission to experiment with these. I have some ideas for sashing which may or may not work - will see ! I have a friend whose daughter is expecting her first baby early in January and she could have this if the baby is a girl. If it's a boy - who knows ?? I want to add lots more different prints to this - scrappier the better !

At the moment I'm in Postman stalker mode as I know my SSCS gift is on the way to me. Will I wait til Christmas to open it ? No way - I have no willpower - lol !!

11 comments:

Rose Marie said...

Love how your braided quilt turned out .... so quick and easy and so effective! Well done, you.

joyce said...

THat tri-rechs tool looks neat. Maybe I should put it on my Christmas want list for Santa.

Guðrún said...

Am I glad or what to read that you are going to open your SSCS gift when it arrives, I haven´t dared to confess to anyone that I am going to do that, you have broken the ice and now everybody may know that I will not wait until Christmas to open it. Your quilt for the in-laws is great as everything you do. The stars look interesting.

Diane said...

I love the blocks you have made for the quillow. I have the Tri-Rec tool and I love it. It sure makes making those blocks more enjoyable.

Jeanne said...

Hope you SSCS arrives soon! Love the quilt you finished and the blocks, too. You have been very busy!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Your braid quilt is spectacular. The inlaws are going to be so pleased. Who wouldn't be?

ALL of your blocks are fun!

Early morning eye candy love, *karendianne.

loulee1 said...

Your quilt and your blocks look great.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Great braids - I started one but never got beyond the first few strips... congrats on your finish!!

Ali Honey said...

Yippee, we all love a finisher! The braided part is really effective - I hope the ILs like it.

Dawn said...

Isn't that tri-recs tool wonderful! I LOVE your stars you made!

meggie said...

Your braid quilt is lovely!
Have fun with your pretty stars.