Saturday, 11 April 2015

Garden Steps Quilt

I finished my Garden Steps quilt last year as a late fiftieth birthday present to my mum. I really didn't want to give it away because I'm mighty proud of it.
I took some photos today.

I followed the clover and violet garden steps quilt along. I started with them way back in February 2012 so it only took me two years to complete. I used two layers of bamboo batting as the mountains nights get quite cool. I also added sashing and a border to make it a bit bigger.

I love the embroidered centres. They were the perfect size for doing while sitting in front of the tv.



I really love this block, I feel like they got on the ombre bandwagon before it was cool. they might be the hipsters of the sewing world.


The last block was a label bock but I didn't want to label my quilt at the time so I changed the embroidery  pattern a bit from Clover and Violets Ruby market tote. Something about this block reminds me of an Australian native but I'm not sure which one.




                                                  I love this one too, it just looks so neat!


This one is probably my least favourite, I don't know why, maybe just my colour choices.











                                                       I love, love, love the dragon fly!
 




I went back to look at the pattern to see what stitch I used for the centre but mine is different to the one on the blog but I can't remember why I changed the stitch. Anyway I really like it.

I pretty much love all the blocks and I cannot chose a favourite. As you can see it is really wrinkled with love and use.

Friday, 3 April 2015

I'm baaaaaack

I am back to blogging after almost two years off.  I've still been sewing and reading blogs but I've just been keeping really quiet. I've had a hard few years and a lot has happened and is still happening that I am currently processing so I have taken a break for some me time.
Today I signed up for the quilted cats dog-days-of-summer-mini-quilt-swap sign up closes on the 15th of April so sign up quick if dogs are your thang! The postage date is in August so there is plenty of time to get it done.
It is all done on instagram. This is a big thing for me because I keep my sewing completely quiet and nobody even knows I have a blog so for my sewing and real life to cross over is a little bit scary.
My instagram name is fisty_muff if your interested.

                                           
                                              This is Bindi my inspiration for this swap.


Speak to you soon