Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Giving a little more back

Yesterday I said I had a second quilt to show you, and here it is!


Moonshine - A finished Quilt


I'm calling it "Moonshine"....You know... Drunkards path blocks... I'm sure it needs no explanation really.


The lovely Fiona sent me a bunch of fabric a couple of weeks ago, because she wanted to donate more to Siblings Together, but didn't have the time to spare to make a quilt.


Little starter bundle for a siblings quilt
Photo by Fiona, from Flickr.


Enter me, with my masses amount of spare time (not true by the way, but I don't have 3 young children like Fi does to keep me busy!)


I wizzed the Anthology FQ's and some solids, through my go!baby cutter on my new Drunkards Path die:




Then sewed them up into blocks on Saturday. I didn't find the curves difficult per say, but I did get quite bad back ache from sewing them. I had to hunch up all close to the needled and feed them through really carefully. But, out of 100+ DP block segments, I only had to re-sew about 3. So I'd say its a win really.




I was working with what I had, and I didnt really fancy white sashing, so I used this light aqua colour (its not Kona, but is pretty close to Kona Baby Blue) and then bordered in a hot pink.


Moonshine - A finished Quilt


On Sunday, I pieced the back, again from what I had on hand (half pink solid, and half pink stripped seersucker type fabric). I quilted it, in a FMQ stipple, whilst watching a Friends marathon, with my bestie :o)


Moonshine - A finished Quilt


The binding is one of my favourite prints ever, from Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane and it worked so well with the colours on the top I couldn't not use it. I had JUST enough. Seriously, there was like 2 inches spare!


Moonshine - A finished Quilt


These 2 quilts just need labels, and they will be ready to send for some lovin' in a new home :o)

24 comments:

  1. Looking good missus! My shoulders were up round my ears last night with some finicky quilting, we do this for relaxation though, right? ;o)

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  2. Another fabulous quilt Laura! I need some of what you're on, takes me ages to make a quilt.

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  3. wow Lauls, great job! All those curves too.... seriously, well done!

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  4. Great quilt! I'm come to love drunkard's path blocks lately!

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  5. That is stunning Laura Jane! Do I need to get the Drunkard die?

    On the moonshine note, my dad got my bridesmaids drunk on poicin on my wedding day. He was trying to calm us down!!

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  6. Oh So Sweet!! This is a one of those "Ah Ha" quilts. Colors and pattern came together not only perfectly, but wonderfully : )

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  7. Oh Wow Laura! I wish you could see the smile on my face just now! It's fantastic!!! Massive Well done!!!

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  8. You are a machine! How on earth do you do these things so quickly?!

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  9. wow, amazing, well done for getting it all done in a weekend!! Someone will seriously love that quilt

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  10. Another beautiful one!! The colors are stunning! : )

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  11. Awesome, awesome finish. Well done, lady!

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  12. Another beauty from the House of....Laura Jane. How exactly did you whiz it up so darn quickly?

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  13. Love love love both your quilts. They make me feel a bit teary. Xxx

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  14. I love the quilt! It must have taken some time to do! Congrats on the finish =D

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  15. This is really pretty LJ! What a great collaboration! Jxo

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  16. Gosh you made quick work of that. It is a lovely quilt and the curve sewing impressive. Sorry that your back hurt though. Di xo

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  17. You are quilting super woman! I love it, it is so full of colour!

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  18. Congrats on another lovely finish for a great cause.

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  19. It's a great idea and that is an absolutely gorgeous quilt. Someone will be very lucky to get that!

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  20. Very colorful and pretty! I'm really crazy about the binding on this one!

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