Monday, 21 April 2008

One down...one to go !

Miniature quilts that is... I have signed up for Kates quilt swap but before that I needed to get my 4 seasons quilt done and dusted.





If you remember this was as far as I had got and I was talking about an applique border. Weellllll.......actually I did this..



I was choosing a fabric for the little inner border and somehow this is what happened. I made each of the 4 borders a quarter inch bigger than the previous one . The first border finishes at half an inch - then three-quarters etc. I had cut out some leaves etc for doing the applique border but when I laid it out I wasn't sure about it so went with this instead.


A couple of nights hand-quilting - including these little free-hand flowers and a scrappy binding and I'm almost there. Just need to add a label and it will be away. Hopefully the new owner will like it and it will fit in with her idea of spring. Fingers crossed.




Had a sortout of some magazines the other day and found a lovely pattern in one of the Quilters Newsletters so made this





very fiddly as some of the pieces had to be cut out from templates and some were rotary cut. Could be the start of a new quilt but maybe not. Can't seem to decide lately what to do next. I know something - I can see why so many hexagon quilts are left unfinished. I have been doing a bit most nights and I am getting tired of them. I think I will get a little more of my stitchery done and alternate the 2 projects. Sounds like a plan.
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19 comments:

Julia said...

I love this little quilt! The borders you chose are just right. You do such fantastic work. I am so glad that one of your little quilts lives at my house! I wish this one did too! ;)

Helen in the UK said...

The little quilt is just darling!! Love those little hand quilted flowers too :)

Karol-Ann said...

Cute little quilt. I know what you mean about hexagon quilts LOL, but if you give them a break every now and again they can be fun. Mine is simmering :O)

Fiona said...

Great little quilt, so cheerful.

anne bebbington said...

Your spring quilt looks great - I always love graduated borders like that - gives a quilt balance I feel

jovaliquilts said...

The little mini is wonderful, and I think it's very springlike. Just read Quilty the Libster's blog and she was despairing of ever finishing a hexagon quilt, too!

Floss said...

Love the little quilt, think the border is perfect. The kitty seems to like your hexagon quilt.

Linda said...

What a little beauty, I'm sure it's new owner will be just thrilled with it.

The Quilting Pirate said...

ahhh, what an adorable quilt--I'm very sure the new owner will love it!

what a pretty and happy kitty! I love kitty pictures!

Pam said...

I love the little quilt and the borders are so perfect for it!! I'm sure it will be loved by the new owner :))

Marilyn R said...

What a sweet little quilt! Who wouldn't be thrilled with that cute little quilt!

Kristie said...

I love your little quilt, anyone would be glad to own it, it is very pretty! Love the fabrics!!!
Kristie

Shar said...

Gorgeous little quilt! I would be thrilled if it were headed my way!

Shar

Guðrún said...

That little quilt says spring, it is so lively, the border is great I don´t think appliqué would have been the right thing.

Sonnja said...

The little Quilt is lovely!
Kind regards

Sonnja
Beertje Zonn

John Adams said...

Hi Andrea,
Thanks so much for your comments on my blog! I love the way your little quilt turned out, and can't wait to see what you have in store for Kate's swap. (I got my burst of inspiration this weekend and can't stop working on mine!)
Take care,
John

Bren said...

Your 4SQS is wonderful. The quilting is gorgeous!!!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Your little 30's blocks are so pretty! Love the way you put them together and finished them off.

Rose Marie said...

Love your swap quilt and the borders finished the quilt off perfectly. Lucky person to receive this gem!