Friday, 30 August 2013

Log cabin finish

I have been meaning to share this for a while, a log cabin finish.
I blogged about making it here, inspired by a Fons and Porter free ebook
I made this log cabin quilt.
I quilted it with a combination of free motion and straight line quilting. 
I quilted an all over flower and swirly motif in the center panel
 and then some straight lines on the white triangles at the edges.
 I even tried - for the first time ever - a feather border!
 It was very challenging - something that will take a whole lot more practice! 
 I still struggle to look at my quilting and feel happy with it.
Maybe it's not perfect, I definitely will not win any competitions for quilting!
But it feels good to make a quilt top and complete it yourself!
Do you hand quilt, machine quilt or send it to a long arm quilter?
What's your preference?

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Festival of Quilts catch up and giveaway on facebook

It's that time of the year again and I'm just back form my annual outing to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Unfortunately I didn't take very many photos, but I have a few to share with you. As usual the competition quilts did not disappoint!
I found myself looking at some of them and wondering how on earth they didn't get prizes, but hey ho, I'm not a judge! and I don't think I would like to be either!
Here are a couple of pixelated quilts that caught my eye...
No prizes for guessing WHO this is???
(Sorry, I don't have the makers name.)
Another highly pixelated pictorial quilt - try squinting at this one.
As always it was an inspirational show, and I've just about recovered today! Time to catch up on a few bees blocks that are long overdue!
And  before I sign off, pop over to facebook and find my fabric giveaway - make sure to share!