A Coupla Quilts...

Its been so long in between posts lately and sometimes i think i probably shouldnt bother  but i do love sharing my makings with you guys.  Ive been pretty busy with other things like painting my house (still) and Im on a mission to loose weight and get myself fit!   I signed up for the 12wbt and am going to the gym 3 days a week (and loving it!),  and four weeks in ive lost 5kg! Amazing - i tell you!   Anyway the first couple of weeks i felt like crap and couldnt get anything done but now im starting to feel pretty good and have been busy at the machine....


I cut into my Children at Play fabric the other night and made up a little boys' "bunting quilt". The colours and prints in this fabric line are just gorgeous and have a vintagey feel to them.


I finished off this little quilt, im in love!  I used some gorgeous japanese prints in this, with some Denyse Schmidt fabrics and a pink linen / cotton.  Its got very simple quilting and a lovely purple/mauve chenille on the back.  I tried something different with this quilt in putting rounded corners, which i thought could prove to be quite difficult but was really simple actually - you just need bias cut binding - i really love how its finished it off.  I cant take credit for the design though, ive copied it from one of my favourite Japanese craft books - shameless i know!


....And lastly i have completed the quilting on Ella's quilt, just need to decide on a binding and its all good to go!


Hope you are getting in some crafty time...
enjoy your week!

x

Comments

Sally said…
Your quilts are all so gorgeous. You truly inspire me.
Bellgirl said…
How very lovely! I've just ordered some of the Sarah Jane boys on Etsy, aren't they gorgeous?

Well done on your 5kg, I must follow your lead!
Rachaeldaisy said…
Congrats on losing 5kgs!! Is the whole program really good? I love your quilts, especially Ella's quilt, such a great mix of fabrics! We don't mind if you only post once in a blue moon, it's always nice to see what you've been up to.
Sarah B said…
Gorgeous work as usual! Your sewing is always amazing :)
Congrats on the 5 kgs. I should do do that!
Marg said…
Congratulations on losing the 5kgs. I could do with losing a few but until my knee improves I can't exercise much, bummer.
I don;t mind if you only post occasionally, it's good to see what you are up to but don't feel pressured to blog more often.
All three quilts are lovely. I especially love the fabrics in Ella's quilt.
Wendy said…
I LOVE that bunting quilt, what a fabulous idea!
bec said…
yaya on such gorgeous quilys! And all the hard work at the gym!
Stitchin' time said…
Great quilts. The boy one is wonderful.
Cheers,
Robyn
Catherine said…
I love all of your quilts Melissa. I love the pink quilt and the colour you've used, it's very pretty. xo

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