Sunday, May 20, 2018

Qara // 10

I am making good progress with Nelly but I still can't show more for now.
On the other hand I'm spending many evenings with hand quilting Qara. I'm really liking the mix of machine and hand quilting. The hand quilting adds a total different texture and I'm fond that it keeps the quilt soft and cozy to the touch.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Nelly // 1

I've started a new quilt. I can't show much as it will be gifted in a couple months. I'm doing once again a disappearing nine patch and I'm going to look for a layout I haven't used before. After all this hand piecing I'm enjoying some quick chain piecing at the machine.

I've chosen the fabrics but I'm not showing all the colors yet. Sewing the blocks is not a challenge. But I already fear the hours if not days to find the final layout.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Crux // 5

It's been a long time coming but finally a week ago I finished this top. I can't say that I'm in love with it. I really like the chosen layout but I'm still not happy about adding some of the black&white prints. I find them to be too distracting. Anyways, it's going to rest for a while as I am hand quilting Qara now. I'll have time enough to think how to quilt this one. Maybe some black thread will be involved. We'll see.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Crux // 4

I am almost on the finishing line with this top. A few more days and it will be done! That's pretty good news as I'm getting really tired of all these white squares! What was I thinking?!

Friday, April 13, 2018

Neckbone Pillow // 4

And then there were two Pillows! A truly fun and quick project that will hopefully also serve as a great gift. I really enjoyed selecting the fabrics and sewing the pillows. Only the stuffing is not a task I enjoy. I never know how much to stuff and find it also difficult to get a nice and smooth shape.
But these may well not be my last neckbones!

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