OMG Finishes

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bound and Washed.

Oliver's quilt is now bound and washed and ready to be posted once his mum and dad get back from a holiday.
Not very good photography sorry but didn't notice that till now!!
And for a closer look at the quilting and a glimpse at the backing fabric-

I'm really pleased with how it all came together.
Have made these pretty Bowtie blocks today for one of the members of an online group I am part of-
So what next?? 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Next the Binding

This is where Maisie thinks her new sleeping place is. Whenever I have a quilt loaded on the longarm she is there-I have the machine set up in my garage which has internal access to the house and the door is always open. Luckily I do not quilt for others or the set up would have to change.

So here is the quilt ready for binding.
 I stitched in the ditch around the triangles and echoed this in the white triangles and then in the negative space, apart from Oliver's name I did double wavy organic lines. Enough that it will still cuddly when it is washed.
 This was a pattern in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Fons and Porters Quilty magazine and is by Christina Cameli who blogs at and she also has a Craftsy class on machine quilting.
Here is the photo from the magazine and you can see they look quite different just by changing the colours and the quilting..
I am pleased with how mine turned out and really like the lettering even though it is not perfect. I am sure when he gets it Oliver will not mind, and nor will his mum. This is a surprise quilt and will be posted off to a friend who lives in Australia.

Friday, February 6, 2015