Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cheating at Patchwork???





Today I managed to finish two little quilts for our group project.  I have to confess to taking the easy option, ie finding fabrics that have the look of being pieced.  I had this one in my cupboard, just a little bit of it, and the lovely pale blue chambray made a great border and backing.  I'm happy with it.  I also have a plain 'wedgewood' blue which I'm using with another square of this fabric.

I was on a roll with the mock piecing, and managed to find another off-cut lurking in the bottom of one of my storage boxes.  I think I used this one for a blanket backing some years ago, and felt it might be okay to use.  I'm actually thinking I can use some of the little 'pictures' to applique onto other fabrics or felt, possibly for some mini needlebooks.

One more photograph and I'll have to be off to feed some animals.  I've stitched the bindings by machine, as I do not think hand stitched bindings are sturdy enough for repeated washing.  I am also quite chuffed because the fabric I have used for the binding on this quilt was almost perfect.  I bought it at a totally different time, from a totally different store, and it's not even from the same manufacturer - and guess what, I've got heaps of it!!!!  The little quilts are 20 inches square.

Tomorrow I think I'll make a start on a little one done in crochet, using some of the yarns I have 'inherited' from my sister and niece.  

Thank you all for taking an interest in such things.

8 comments:

Anney said...

Linda,I love these little quilts..how clever..i'm just about to embark on an hawaiian quilt kit I brought back in 2010..it's a table runner with pineapples on..i'm excited to begin it as the fabrics are beautiful batiks..xx

Katherine said...

You have done very well. Nothing wrong with cheats at all.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Linda, my sweetheart! I was thinking of you still having fun now! And you have done a beautiful overhead for the child, will be joy for baby, and beautiful it is. Cheerful teddies, and lovely your work,
I greet :)))

DIAN said...

What sweet little quilts Linda. Isn't it great when you have the right fabrics in your stash. I am sure these will really be appreciated.

Frances Leate said...

Gorgeous little quilts Linda and well done getting two to the finish stage so quickly. Take care.

Robin Mac said...

The quilts are lovely, I don't consider that is cheating at all - just being innovative and frugal, using what is in your stash! Isn't that how quilting started anyway? Cheers

Anneliese said...

I love your little quilts! You must be very satisfied

Radka said...

Always on a go, Linda :)Lovely little quilts, this pre-pinted fabric is so ideal for quick projects, and it is all coming from your stash. Well done!