Monday, October 08, 2007

Work in progress

I can't believe that I've actually been sewing, what with my sewing room being dismantled right now, but I have. I ran across a pattern in a French magazine (QuiltMania) for this top and just decided it was something I wanted to do. I've always liked quilts with some dimension and used some Australian fabric fat quarters for the blocks.

I started this on Thursday and finished today - which is really speedy for me! Here it is in progress with all the blocks pieced.



















Once I finished piecing the blocks and adding all the borders it was too big for my design wall so I had to put it on the floor for a photo. I don't usually work this big (it's about 64 x 75) so I don't know what I'll do about the quilting. I might try to find someone to baste it for me so I can quilt it myself. It was fun to do. I think I've named it Aussie Shadows.
(photos are clickable for larger view)



7 comments:

Maureen said...

The blocks look like they are floating. I love the fabric. I thought when I saw the fabric at PPQ downtown that it was pretty awesome.
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Maureen

KK said...

You have done a fantastic work of art - just wonderful! I know someone who would love to quilt it for you but would also baste it for you.

Deb R said...

I love how this is turning out, Corky!

Jan said...

That is just cool! I like the way you carried the theme out through the borders too!

Judy said...

What with the beautiful smocked dress and an even more beautiful quilt all produced in less time than it takes you to sneeze, I shudder to think what is going to happen when you have your sewing room back in order! I'm impressed. Keep on making beauty.

KK said...

I got to see this top in person this weekend and it is really great! I'm hoping Corky allows her friend who has a longarm to quilt it for her!

sheila moore said...

Corky, Thanks for bringing your quilt top to Ducks this morning for all of us to see. I really like it. That pattern makes the Australian fabrics look really great. Sheila