Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Quilt finish - Irish Chain reloaded

In the spring I was working on the Irish Chain from Melissa's quilt along, and I opted to simplify the quilt she generously offered to do along. But I prepared all the blocks ready, so I wanted to use them for something. In the meantime my sister-in-law and her family moved to a new home and the opportunity arised - a gift for the new bedroom! So I put the quilt together and quilted it. Since the basic blocks were already done it went superquick - only the quilting took some time. But I learnt my lesson from last time - I did less quilting to have a better overall impression  as you can see on the background. I really like how it turned out, even the background looks impressive. 

Irish Chain with a Twist (simplified version 1 )

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Summer Knotgarden - to be (ripped) or not to be (ripped)

In the September I made a nice progress on Summer Knotgarden, but did not have time to post any pictures. This is how Summer Knotgarden is now - I do not like the way I did the clouds, the vertical colorchanges are not the best option. I suppose I should take my time to rip them and go for a horizontal one. It is not a happy decision to make, but all the time when I am making compromises I do regret - so the clouds must be gone.But I do like the little Jessicas (the yellow-pink flowers) - they are my favourites.

Chatelaine: Summer Knotgarden
Fonal/Floss: DMC + many silks as suggested in the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart antique white 32 ct Belfast

Monday, October 19, 2015

Something fishy ready

I have quilted and binded Something fishy, and it is on the wall as a summer quilt. I would need some autumnal one now...The quilting is a very subtle one, only some wavy lines not to make the already colourful quilt too busy. Click on to see better!

Ryan McKenna: Something Fishy