Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Finish and a Start

I finished all that can be done at this moment on my Crib quilt. I want to put a border along the top, about 4"-6" deep but will wait until I know, is it a boy or a girl.
 

Time to make a start on a new pattern I bought at the Aust. quilt show recently. It is called Message in a Bottle by Irene Blanck.



 
I will use my Japanese Taupes as I have a large bundle left over from making Yoko Saito's 'Houses" pattern and I've also been buying more as I saw them.  I'm waiting for a few more to arrive via the postman and there will also be quite a few 'linen' fabrics included.
 

 
Here are sections 1 - 2 - 3 & 5.  I like to get the backgrounds ready first and this pattern uses several in each block. Putting the main background fabrics aside, so that I don't use them again, the next job is to trace onto freezer paper the applique shapes. Now comes the choosing of each fabric for each piece and this is when time just disappears.  Mornings, afternoons and evenings.  I found a large bag of bias/stems, bits I haven't used up when making other quilts so I will be using them. They are all cotton fabrics but by choosing the ones that are in the 'taupe' colours they will fit in fine. I really like to prepare every block and then as one is sewn/appliqued the next one is ready waiting.
Time to get back to it.  
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

Susan said...

Love your crib quilt, it will no doubt become a family treasure. Your new quilt will look great in taupes. I think choosing the fabrics often takes longer than the sewing.....I like to have a big session of preparation too.

Donna~~ said...

Both your crib quilt and message in a bottle look like such fun! Your projects always are so wonderful they tempt me to start a similar one of my own--I wish I didn't have so many unfinished ones already!

Lori said...

Using those fabrics is going to make this a real beauty! You never actually chose any easy quilts to work on, do you?
Love the applique baby quilt!

Linda said...

Dorothy, you have never shied away from a challenge, have you :) Fabulous projects. Message in a Bottle will be another gorgeous one.

WoolenSails said...

I love your baby quilt and nice idea to wait for the border so you can match the color better. I always enjoy seeing your new projects too, you do such beautiful work.

Debbie

Fran├žoise said...

Just love what you're doing

Lou - Max and Louise Pattern Co said...

What a very lucky little baby.... beautiful

Juliann in WA said...

This is going to be lovely. I am a fan of those tapes too.