Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Half a quilt......

So this is what half my Dutch Treat quilt blocks looks like (98 blocks) .....



It's taken the best part of a year to do these.....



The borders are equivalent to another 60 blocks..... 


... so another 2 years of making blocks I think......

hmmmmmmmm

I do like using old doilies in projects and recently I bought a bundle, some of which I didn't really want....

like these cool retro orange antimacassars crocheted in cotton......



A quick whiz half way through them with the overlocker and I have 10 new dishcloths!



I hope I haven't ruined a set of collectables?????  I don't colour coordinate my kitchen as you possibly can tell...... bright orange is fine there... it's a happy colour!

Whilst waiting for some backing to arrive I quilted my cushion cover...

I did the backs in an all over sort of floral....


and the front is custom, orange peels around the squares (it always works) and echo round the stitcheries and straight lines in the borders....  keeping it classic....



Righto, Gotto Go..... the day is disappearing too fast....


23 comments:

Jeanette said...

wow DT looks fabulous Fiona. Great idea with the orange antimacassars. Love the quilting. Hugs,xx

WoolenSails said...

That is a lot of work and beautifully made. Love your quilting, I really need to practice, but my son has taken over my room during the day.

Debbie

Susan said...

DT is looking wonderful - I love how you have graded the colours.

Narelle said...

Looking awesome.

Raewyn said...

WOW! Your Dutch treat is spectacular - who cares how long it will take - it will be well worth the effort! Your cushion is going to be beautiful too. Good idea with the new dish clothes - they would look great with my canary yellow bench top!

Jane Galley said...

The DT quilt is going to be amazing, it looks so good just on the wall like that.

Margaret Stickland said...

Your enthusiasm is refreshing and A Challenge ( 2 YEARS ) is what life is all about yes!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Speechless here over Dutch Treat....wonderful! Love your pretty quilting on that beautiful cushion too. Great upcycling with your new dishcloths xx

Louise L said...

Your Dutch Treat blocks look stunning.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

DT MASSIVE WOW ....love the dish cloths ❤️❤️❤️

Helen said...

Wow you DT is looking fabulous , love your quilting.

Maria said...

Your DT blocks are just amazing 😉 and it will be a stunning quilt , well worth all your work..
Beautiful quilting ...

kiwikid said...

Your DT blocks arejust gorgeous Fiona, well worth the time and effore, you will have an amazing quilt. Great idea for the dish cloths. Your quilting and cushion look fantastic.

KaHolly said...

Your work is exquisite! All those blocks look gorgeous up on the design wall together! When it is finally completed, you will have an heirloom quilt! Lovely cushion...your quilting looks great! XO

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Oh wow! Don't the DT blocks look awesome!!! Love your quilted cushion too... so pretty xx

Allie-oops Designs said...

Two. More. Years. Egads you have much more patience than I do! But won't it be spectacular. I don't think you ruined any collectibles, girl, you made use of something that would otherwise just be sitting around - good for you! I like orange too, very cheerful. Your cushion cover is crazy beautiful!

I am said...

Hi Fiona,your dutch treat blocks look fantastic and what a great idea to turn the crochet orange piece into dishcloths,and wow your cushion will look awesome for some reason i thought it was going to be a table runner xx

Lin said...

Your DT blocks look amazing! Two more years, goodness. What a great use of those antimacassars, very imaginative. Great quilting. xx

Cheryl said...

Your Dutch Treat blocks are amazing Fiona. Great effort

Sheila said...

Just seeing your Dutch Treat blocks is a treat . Great idea for the orange crocheted placemats , seems like a much better use . Your quilting is amazing !

Wendy said...

wow those blocks are amazing, that's going to be one massive quilt!! I wish my day were disappearing, I'm at work and I swear the clock has been stuck on 3.06 for the past 6 hours!!

Louise said...

Your Dutch Treat will be an heirloom quilt! How do you decide which block is done in which color?

Karen S said...

Your Dutch treat blocks look amazing together. Well done!!
And lovely work with the quilting for your cushion cover!!!

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