Monday, 9 April 2012

Quilt Tops Progress

Starting on Thursday evening I managed to finish both quilt tops over Easter and I must say that I'm pretty pleased with their look so far.

They'll now have to hang side by side for a while until I can make time to quilt and bind them, very likely a fortnight. Shame, really, as I enjoy this project despite the amount of work going into it, but this gives me time to consider two important questions. 1) What thread colour to use for the quilting? The backings will feature the train and helicopter prints on white respectively. 2) How to quilt them?  I certainly want to keep it simple but cannot really make up my mind at this moment. Stitch in the ditch or beside the seams? What do you think?

With all those hours of piecing and ironing and more piecing I needed a quick fix project, too, and decided to make something for my mum. Her living room got a bit of a makeover recently and she asked me for one or two table runners. I knew exactly what I'd make and that I had to use an Echo print.

The back is all brown and I sewed the binding by hand on Saturday and Sunday evening. I love it so much and would totally keep it to myself. Generally, I'm not into table runners at all and my tables go bare, but this one could make me change my mind about them.

Did you find time to sew anything?


  1. Those quilts look great, how about quilting a few diagonal lines on them, nothing too heavy? The table runner is lovely.

  2. The quilts are so pretty. I love the table runner fabric - can understand you wanting to keep it!

  3. Love the quilts and the table runner.

  4. Great looking quilts. Love the bright colors.


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