Sunday, July 13, 2008

So....no fabric shopping for me then!

My yearning to make a red and turquoisy quilt RIGHT NOW led me to delve a bit deeper into my stash today and it would seem I won't be needing to do any emergency fabric buying after all!

It's amazing what you can unearth when a new obsession strikes!!

As it's my first attempt I've gone for simple squares.

My second attempt will also be in simple squares!!


Now all I need to do is get stitching.

I can see this leading me down a slippery slope - before I know it I'll be hand piecing hexagons!!

Sort of wondering if I should ever have started as I'm now visualising all sorts of patchy projects - oh deary me ;)

xxxxx

18 comments:

Kitty said...

Ha! That's it - you're hooked! That's where my mum started - squares (actually it was oblongs on a log cabin quilt) and some years later she's doing all sort of wonderful pointy, appliqu├ęd and other complicated stuff.

Good for you - I think they both look fabulous.

x

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh what a shame - no fabric shopping? Still you'll need to buy something nice for the binding and even maybe a border.....

Locket xxx

wonderwoman said...

oh boy you are definitely hooked now - both sets of fabrics are lovely but the first is gorgeous! reminds me to get a move on with mine!

trashalou said...

As it seems to have worked successfully before let me just say - 'I rather like that pink one. Make sure you parcel it up well. I wouldn't want the postie catching it on anything.'

Lina said...

So someone's been busy with the rotary cutter I see...! Like the red/turquoise combo.

monda-loves said...

love the red and turquoise combo - looks like you have the quilting bug - its a slippery slope you know...

Monda
x

cam I also just say, loo at this is for a word verification - the longest one I've seen yet: kqefhaoe

monda-loves said...

what happened to my words there? Lots of them went missing and some got mixed up

Maybe i'm just tired :o(

dottycookie said...

I made a hand pieced, hand stitched triangle quilt when I was 18. It was very pretty, but I have no idea where it is now!!!

Yours look scrumptious.

Julie said...

Very impressive squares there! But what a shame that you didn't go shopping! You're slipping girl!! lol Mrs Lcket-Pocket has the right idea.

marit said...

have fun!

tintocktap said...

Ooh I'm very jealous! I'm just psyching myself up to making my first patchwork/quilty thing. It's definately going to happen soon. I think. Your squares look fantastic!

Rachelmp said...

Ohhhh, you are bitten! The fabrics look great though. I'm having a bit of a red fabric thing at the moment..

Gina said...

I love the red an turquoise combination. I've some red and green squares cut out like that... but that's as far as I got! Have to dig them out one day.

xx

artisbliss said...

As they say, one thing leads to another. But at least you have something nice when you're finished!

silverpebble said...

Patchworky goodness - I love turquiose with reds at the moment - for me its turquoise the stone though, with garnets and red swarovskis.

I can't believe you have a slow worm in your garden!Grubby fingers are the sign of good times I reckon.

Fork Handles every time for me, although I do love their joke (may not be exact wording):

The local constabulary are searching for a man who has stolen a shipment of toilet seats. Police say they have nothing to go on!

Bethany Hissong said...

These are really pretty!!

Jennie said...

ooh I am so jealous. Turquoise and red are my favourite colours lately!
Why is your fabric stash so fantastic. Mine is full of old granny fabric :/

Thimbleanna said...

Oooohhhh Lesley -- you've been so busy without me! I love the red and turquoise quilt -- have you finished it already? I know I'm terribly late (I'm sooooo sorry) but I love to quilt those big square quilts with a perle cotton making big X's through each block with a bit bigger quilting stitch. It's much faster than little meticulous tiny-stitch-tiny-thread quilting and you won't get the puckers from machine quilting.

Another option is to just do big circles. Just take a kitchen saucer and use it. Draw a circle and quilt it with big stitches. Then draw another circle, overlapping the first one a bit and so on. It's very fun and fairly quick!