Wednesday, 1 April 2009

March Finishes

March was a busy month with work, and the urge or energy to blog was not there..... however, the creative drive was, and quilting was done. Here are my March finishes:

Kaffe Fassett's Garden Rainbow quilt is now complete and it makes me feel cheerful just to look at it. This is the first time I have sent a quilt off to be done professionally quilted, and Adri with her long arm quilter did a fantastic job on it. The original pattern recommended quilting in the ditch with crosshatching of the squares, but I think this pattern of big swirls/curls worked beautifully.

The backing fabric was fun to choose..... although it would have been cheaper to get a backing fabric, I thought that something this vibrant on the front deserved something more to complement it even if that backing will be largely unseen..


The other finish was this cushion to go with the I Spy quilt finished last month. I am feeling incredibly guilty for still not organising the Silent Auction I have planned. Of course, as "luck" would have it, the quilt had something spilled on it while sitting around waiting to be auctioned off..... I'll have to see if the little splodge of red comes off before I decide what to do. But..... the pencil rolls will be up for sale/auctioning by the end of this week. Still interested?
After all, the bushfire appeal is still needing funds and the rebuilding will be going on for a long time!

6 comments:

  1. I love your quilt. It's gorgeous. You did an amazing job.

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  2. Lovely quilt:) The colors just pop.

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  3. That's awesome!! I think that rainbow quilt is one of the most delightful quilts I've ever seen.

    I meant to write an email to say thanks for clothing my kids - every single item is appreciated and a sweet gift. Mason went to sleep wearing both the church shirt and the superman hoodie and Maya dressed in the lovely big pink fluffy suit which she wants to wear to pre school tomorrow (how am I going to talk her ou of that one!!). Thank you xxx.

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  4. Oh Mari that quilt is just beautiful. I love the colours, the backing goes well with it too.

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  5. Utrolig tøffe farver du har satt sammen i den quilten Mari! Den ble lekker

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  6. Great job! Nice rainbow work!

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