Sunday, 5 December 2010

Finally some finishes

Being snowed in for nearly a week has had one advantage, I've got my sewing mojo back and finished a few things.

This little baby quilt is only 32in square and made from bits of scraps I had. Three of the centre patches were made months ago and then sat in a corner ever since. Even the backing and binding were scraps and the wadding was a right hodge podge of bits. I used spray glue to baste and it worked really well with the scraps of wadding to keep them in place. I'm still trying to use up the pinkish thread I bought for the Loony Limerick Ladies quilt and as I can't get it to work with freemotion I used the walking foot to make the wavy lines. I really like how these look quilted.

Next I finished off another scotty dog from 2.5 inch square scraps. Again, he's been nearly finished for months but just needed a bit of work. He was also stuffed with scrap wadding, the bits that were too small to save for anything else.

Here he is playing on the stairs with the one I finished earlier in the year. Much cleaner than real puppies running around the house.

I also made up three more penants for the Olympics from sample patches and other scraps.

This first one I used to practise my freemotion echo quilting, it was hard and not perfect close up but from a distance it looks okay.

I used close straight lines on this one and love the texture, but it wouldn't be good on a full size quilt as it would take forever and wouldn't be very snuggly. Ideal for this though.

This last one I used the wavy lines on a diagonal. I'm not sure about the abstract nature of it, the circles ended up looking like a paw print!

I also noticed today that I had past the 100 posts mark. Can you believe I didn't notice til now? When I started blogging I never really thought I would keep it up so I am shocked I've got this far. Even better, the 100th post was for the October Bloggers Quilt Festival which is perfect as it was reading all the posts for the Quilt Festival in Spring and Autumn 09 that gave me the incentive to start this blog!


Michelle said...

Wow Shevvy! You've been holding out on us all of this time. What wonderful finishes all! I really like the wave quilting on the baby quilt. Going to remember that. Love the penants. I'm going to check out the link.

Oh my, your Scotty dogs bring back memories. One of these was the first quilty type thing I got from great grandmother. I don't know how old I was when I got it--one or two. I loved looking at all of those different fabrics. That Scotty dog may very well be the reason I am a quilter today.

Shay said...

The pennant idea is so cool. I think I'm going to do one or two myself. I had a look at the link and it doesn't seem massively hard.

I made Little P two Scotty Dogs backed in chenille when he was born. I love the idea of patchwork scotties!

And the baby quilt is so sweet. I love scrap quilts. (I cobbled together some quilt guts yesterday from bits of wadding too)

Congratulations on your 100th post , even if it was some time ago. I'm glad you've kept up blogging because I love hearing what you're up to.

Marg said...

Wow you have been busy. A very cute baby quilt and i love the wavy quilting lines.
Those scotty dogs are gorgeous.
The pennants look like an interesting thing to make. Another thing to add to the ever growing list. I have been thinking of attempting to make some smaller pieces to practice different techniques, they would be good for that.
I am really pleased you have kept blogging too, it wouldn't be the same without you.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Love the Scotties! You have been busy while cooped up indoors - the quilt looks great.

Lane said...

Congrats on your 100th post and lots of fun finishes. I love all the circles in your small quilts. Lane