Thursday, June 7, 2018

This week.....


I'm always happy to see progress on my projects......  you may have noticed I have several going at once!  

Short attention span!

I had a couple of quilts which were made simply but with lovely fabrics ..... too much quilting would have taken away from the lovely fabric so all I added was texture and some playfullness with the borders.....


Loose enough to keep the quilt soft and snuggly but tight enough to give it that crinkly texture - two quite different designs 


Four more Dutch Treat blocks have been completed......  now I am coming to the end I must finally be feeling more confident as I found these ones relatively easy to do!!! haha


.... and my feather blocks are all together .....

I love, love, love them......


It's a lap size quilt 50" square - of course one can go on building as many feathers but this is the size I wanted.  I loved making them and I do have more scraps! hmmmmm

I used my colour co-ordinated scraps.  The pattern is a freebie provided by Anna Marie Horner, a generous and inspiring artist.  It can be found on HERE .  She is in Australia at the moment - wouldn't it be fun to go to one of her workshops.

Because I used scraps (as opposed to longer strips) I took tips from this TUTORIAL here but using small pieces from my scrap baskets.

Righto, Gotta Go... more quilts to add texture to ...... what fun



17 comments:

Fiona said...

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I am said...

Good morning my lovely friend,you always do such lovely work,love those feathers,well done Fiona xx

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed your post Fiona, lovely quilting and the feathers are lovely

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous quilting. Love those feathers. Hugs, xx

Jane Galley said...

love how the feathers have come together, a great scrap project

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous feathers......I love them! Bet you are looking forward to having those Dutch Treat blocks finished and in a quilt......it's going to be gorgeous.

Maria said...

Lovely quilting Fiona..
I can,t wait to see all your DT blocks together as I know you,er doing them in a colourway...
Love those Feathers. But not looking as I am fiddling enough with scraps for My Small World. Maybe I need to make scrap baskets ??????

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Love your feather quilt.
Great progress on all your projects.

Lin said...

Thanks for the links to to the feather stuff - could be my next RSC project! Yours looks gorgeous and some more lovely Dutch Treat blocks - can't believe you are nearly at the end! xx

Janice said...

I love your feathers too. Like Lin, I think it would be a great RSC project. Now, how will you quilt it?

Raewyn said...

Love love love your feathers!!! My pattern is for one big one but I think this design is very tempting too - and what a great use of your scraps! Lovely quilting on your quilts and gorgeous Dutch Treat blocks!

Helen said...

Great projects Fiona....surely you can never have toooo many things on the go....lol

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful quilting and I do love leaving some loft to make the quilts more comfy.
Your feathers are stunning, gorgeous color choices.

Debbie

Shasta Matova said...

So many beautiful things to see in your lovely post. I have the Dutch Treats book - bought it close to when it came out in fact, but haven't made a single block.

Louise said...

Lovely all over texture on those quilts, Fiona! Sometimes we get so caught up in all the fancy quilting that we forget that not every quilt wants that to be the focus. Pretty fabrics can shine, too! :)
louise dot hornor at gmail

Chookyblue...... said...

The feathers look great...... Enjoy your weekend.......

Karen S said...

Lovely progress. Busy work with the quilting of two quilts. They look great. Well done with the block progress.
And the feathers are wonderful. Such an effective design. Using scraps is perfect.

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