Sunday, April 29, 2012

Weekend sewing

This weekend was mighty productive on the sewing (and socialising) front! I was playing hostess to a certain ginger monkey, who came round loaded with stacks of gorgeous fabrics for us to work our magic on!


We planned to piece two quilt tops in a day a la Jeni's Giant star pattern; one for Siblings Together, and one for Katie's husbeast (her term, not mine). Between chatting, cake, copious amounts of coffee and cigarettes, we did achieve our target! Are you surprised? I was!


Siblings Together Quilt 3


This morning, I put pedal to the metal, or rather, finger to the nozzle and spray basted quilt numero uno. I then quilted it, in a quick and easy FMQ stipple pattern. Using the leftovers, I made a scrappy binding, and stitched that on this morning too. Seriously, there was no stopping me today. Basted, quilt, and bound in a morning. Phew.


Siblings Together Quilt 3


I went for Sunday lunch at my parents house this afternoon, hoping and praying for some sun. I settled for some not-as-much-rain-as-before and took some pictures anyway.


Siblings Together Quilt 3


It was a little windy... either that or my Dad (holding the quilt) was a little drunk... or possibly I was... either way, the pictures aren't entirely straight. But they will  have to do! I might be waiting a while for another dry opportunity!


I love the binding on this one. The scrappy leftovers, plus a little Butchers Stripe from the England Swings collection makes for a whole bunch of nautical loveliness.


Siblings Together Quilt 3


And so another quilt is done, and on the stack headed off to Siblings Together... I hope you all had fabulous weekends too!



28 comments:

  1. Impressive sewing! All accomplished whist eating and talking. Beyond my capabilities. I am far too easily distracted. The quilt looks gorgeous though.

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  2. Very nice, you seriously are a machine!

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  3. Wowsers LJ! That was some sewing-fest you had. LOVE the star quilt too! Job well done! Jxo

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  4. Laura, it's beautiful! That star is next on my list. Don't think it will be done nearly as quickly as yours! Very impressive. Glad you had a fun visit!

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  5. Wow all in one morning! Crazy. Love the quilt and yes it was rather windy, that must have caused the wonky photos! =D

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  6. Holy cow - a quilt in 2 days! Phew - you are awesome!

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  7. Awesome. Am going ever so slightly chartreuse... The quilting, the company, the cake & coffee and cigs... you evil temptress you.

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  8. What an all-round fabulous weekend! And yeah, what Sarah said ;o)

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  9. I love star quilts. I have a very old one that I love.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. Wow, you rock! I love huge star quilts, this one is wonderful.

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  11. it looks lovely laura! i am a bit jealous of your fun weekend sewing! ;)

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  12. To have the day you had spent with someone fun and getting a quilt completed too...sounds like a perfect day...except for the cigarettes!

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  13. Busy bees the two of you. The quilt looks gorgeous.

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  14. That was some sew in! Fantastic result too. Lovely quilt.
    Di xo

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    1. What I meant to say was: Impressive you got an entire quilt finished in a weekend and still found time to go out for lunch. And it looks great!

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  16. Achors ahoy! Great quilt - just shows you what you can do in next to no time...

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  17. Oh wow this is just what I imagined quilting wise for my Big start quilt which I've still been too scared to piece because of the whole baste and quilt drama. This looks absolutely gorgeous though!

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  18. How fun to spend the day with Katy! I just love your quilt and another to add to the endless bucket list 0 but this one will be near the top. I just LOVE.IT

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  19. EEEeee! It's gorgeous! I love it. Look at you, queen of Siblings Together. It's so cool to see you pumping out quilts for them.

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  20. Fabulous...it just proves you don't need complicated to make something beautiful :-)

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  21. WOW!! Fun and productive and what a brilliant result :)

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  22. Go you two! Love the binding on that last one

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  23. Good grief, how on earth did you manage all that in such a short space of time?!! It's wonderful!

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  24. Cool quilt. SOunds like you had a cracking weekend.

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