Friday, April 29, 2011

I am SO lucky

Yesterday I was so thrilled when the postie came and brought me my quilt form Sally for the Down Under Quilt Swap. It is so wonderful to get something that someone has made especially for you. It is such a lovely feeling and it was a happiness that I needed. I love the colours and the quilting pattern is great. I love this little quilt to bits and now I need to find a special somewhere for it.
I have been putting my doll quilt together and I am very close to a finish but I want to take some time to think about how exactly I am going to quilt it, to hand quilt or not?, that is the question.
Since it is the middle of our school holidays here in sunny Perth I have had little time for sewing, I have been reorganizing my house and there has been a little painting going on. Our walls have been bare plaster for way too long and painting is well over due.
Sally has a group for finishing UFO's Here I think that I may also do that as when I was cleaning I was pretty disappointed to see my unfinished quilts, could be time to do something about it.
Well enough chitter chatter, I better get tea started, I can feel the look....soon it will be the whine..."When's dinner?"
Happy sewing


Thursday, April 21, 2011

It has been a while

Well what can I say. Making a doll quilt for someone else was harder than it first seemed. It started well, I made a design then I started. All went well for a while but then I realized that I was a little lot out of my depth and so I scrapped it. I was so critical of my work, design, well everything I guess, so much that I made it not enjoyable. So after a brief break I came back with a fresh attitude and it has been wonderful. I haven't stopped sewing since the idea hit. I have always liked the drunkards path pattern and when I came across this alternative version I thought "this is it". I have really enjoyed putting this together and I feel that slowing down really helped a lot. I thought about colour, value and placement. The experience has left me feeling so wonderful and happy with myself. I will be making another for myself because I want one just like this and I want to keep this memory. I hope my partner loves it too, I have wanted to impress her.
Happy sewing


Down Under Doll Quilt Swap

Down Under Doll Quilt Swap by sewhappy45
Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, a photo by sewhappy45 on Flickr.