Sunday, 28 October 2012

Finishes !!

Before I start telling you about the new stuff I'm working on I thought it was time to show what I've finished.  Not quite sure if my UFO list is getting any smaller though. The first quilt is for my son ( 15yo ) He is as skinny as a rake and loves cuddling up in his quilts.  However a couple he has got are a bit babyish for him now so I decided a new one was in order. Here is the centre of the quilt. Many different blues for the asterisk blocks with scrappy red squares inbetween.  These asterisk blocks are a LOT of work and took a long time to make.  Once I got to this stage I stepped back and decided it was just not working - way too much red.  The quilt sat for a while until I figured out what to do with it.  I didn't really want to waste all that time. I tried to find a border fabric to tone down the red but was unsuccessful.

So I decided to cut up the blue fabrics I had left ( leaving out the lighter ones) I made them the same size as the blocks and laid them round the quilt.  It needed something else and so the bright aqua border was auditioned and whaddyknow ? Success ! Or at least I thought so :-)


Here is the finished quilt. It has Patricks seal of approval.

Next up was my little house quilt that I started at the beginning of the year -  this was an idea from Jeanneke - her idea was a quilt-along where everybody made 1 house a day for a whole year. I knew I did not want to make this many and so stopped when I had enough for a wall quilt. These were all made from my scrap box and were mainly hand pieced from templates. really good fun and I adore this quilt. It will be going on my wall when I get a sewing room sorted.

Here is a close-up of the lovely border fabric which just begged to be added to the quilt.  I had bought it a few weeks previously with no plan in mind and there it was ready in my stash.

This post has taken ages to write as I think blogger is having an off-day - my photos keep disappearing and moving about so I just hope this publishes alright.



I'll leave you with the start of something that I'm having a lot of fun with - stay tuned...



20 comments:

Mimi said...

Nice finishes, real nice. I was reading about the asterisks and thinking - oh I can do those on one of my "what was I thinking piles", and then instead of saying the asterisks were so fun to make you said they were so much work, ha ha. I am happy that you finished it as you did. It is a great guy quilt!!

O'Quilts said...

The asterisk quilt is wonderful, happy and cheery and cuddly. Great job

*karendianne. said...

Oh you are leaving us with the start of something fun!

You did a great job on the asterisk quilt. Love the border. Houses are bright and happy. Its so great to hear from you!!!!!

Pokey said...

Not only are you encouraging us with completions, you give us a snip of things to come! I do like the asterisk, your colors are fun. I only wanted to do a small house quilt, too; your finish makes me think on it...it is possible!
:-}pokey

Diane-crewe said...

so glad you kept going... drspite google being its usual self!!
Lovely projects xx

Ali Honey said...

The aqua border goes wow! It's just the right choice.
Well done on finishes.

Gail said...

I love them both! Can there ever really be too much red? I'm glad you're back!

Guðrún said...

Beautiful finishes.

Roseanne said...

Both quilt are Beautiful but your son is going to love his.

Rhonda said...

The asterisk quilt is great and I love the border that also has asterisks. Great job on both quilt finishes.
The star block looks interesting...can't wait to see what's up with it!!

Chris H said...

Your son's new quilt is stunning, the blue borders are just perfect.

Carolyn said...

Love the asterisk quilt, it turned out great! I really love the houses! It's good to see you blogging!

Libby said...

Beautiful finishes! I love house quilts, and the quilt for your son is very dynamic. Awesome.

anne bebbington said...

Love your asterisk quilt - you hit just the right note with the borders - you have a very good eye - I love those buggy barn stars I've made several quilts from that design and they always look good - there's also a similar idea with just a triangle in the middle of the block called 'Confetti' which is as much fun and even less work - nice to see what you've been working on

stash busting nurse said...

Love the quilts. The little house is my favourite. I love scrappy quilts. Your son is a lucky boy getting a new quilt. My eldest wants me to make him a harlequins rugby logo quilt. Have it drawn out and fabrics, just need to be brave and get it done. Happy quilting to you. Jan x

Deb said...

Such pretty quilts! Love the little houses and that star quilt looks so fun. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Meggie said...

Patrick's quilt is just perfect!

Edith said...

I really like the black star, looking forward to seeing what it becomes.

A Time for Stitching said...

I love the quilts, especially the little house one. The border fabric is pretty too.
I had problems loading my photos on my last post too. I'm glad it wasn't just me because I thought it was laptop trouble!
Teresa x

Floss said...

I love the little houses.
The asterisk quilt looks perfect for a teen boy.