Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Sewing

We actually had some sun today, and it was so lovely! It must have nearing on the 57th day of rain... or something like that.


This morning I had to wait in for a techniciany person (yey for new TiVo, boo to not enjoying the sun). Since I had to be at home, I figured, why not make the most of it, and start piecing my fourth and final quilt top for siblings together. I mentioned in my last post that I wanted to do a giant nine patch, simply because the prints have such a large scale.


Giant 9 Patch quilt for siblings together


Well, I did that. And the guy still hadn't turned up. So I started quilting. And finished quilting. And cut the binding. Just as I started sewing it on, he arrived, did some magic with the telly, and left. I quickly finished the binding and headed off to my parents house for lunch (and better photo ops).


Giant 9 Patch quilt for siblings together


My dad knows the score now... at least this time he's not wearing slippers!


Giant 9 Patch quilt for siblings together


I had an extra helper today, Mr Walter Goggins, maine coon extraordinare :o)


Giant 9 Patch quilt for siblings together


Meanwhile, Winnie looked on disapprovingly...


Winnie


And I got a few fancy pics of the flowers...


Sunny Saturday in the Garden


Sunny Saturday in the Garden


Sunny Saturday in the Garden


I backed and bound this quilt in the same fabric. A putty coloured gingham print which I got recently at the fabric guild.


Giant 9 Patch quilt for siblings together


So, just the 4 quilts to take to the retreat and drop off with Delma! Those, plus my Brit Bee Star Beast quilt, 3 sewing machines, 3 woman and all the kit required for a weekend of sewing debauchery, is going to make the journey down a bit of a squeeze! Leanne might even have to sit on Susans lap ;-)


Quilt Stats
Size: approx 56" x 56"
Fabric:
Stockholm collection, by Holli Zollinger, provided by Spoonflower 
Sashed in Kona Coal
Backed and bound in a random gingham print
Pattern: Giant nine patch, with sashing
Quilting: Large scale free motion stipple



26 comments:

  1. Your tulips and anemones photo is beautiful. (The quilt is pretty nice too:-)

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  2. Bloody hell - 4 ST quilts - you have bagged your place in heaven! It looks great xxx

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  3. What a great quilt. I love how it turned out. and wow!!!! you have a lot on your plate!

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  4. Looks fabulous! Great pics too, love the iris sticking it's tongue out!

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  5. A quilt in ONE MORNING??? You astound me. Well done Laulipops :-)

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  6. Loving the giant 9 patch (and rather in awe of your rapid quilt making skillz)

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  7. I knew your giant nine patch would look fabulous and I was right. I like that! ;-)

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  8. Wow that guy must have taken his sweet time getting to your house for you to almost finish a quilt before he even arrived!
    What cool looking cats!
    Great quilt, your Father does a great job showcasing them!
    Loving the flowers! =D

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  9. Totally love it! Those prints look so good together x

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  10. I love how the fabrics work together, it's a very cool looking quilt! Your garden is very lovely with all the flowers! Beautiful shots at the end, very impressing:)

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  11. The quilt is wonderful and you are a superhero quilter it seems. I think that Susan could sit on my lap, or I will snuggle under the quilts. Your parents' yard is beautiful, they are wonderful gardeners.

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  12. Well you will be making four kids a lot happier for sure Laura. The garden and cats are gorgeous! It is nice to have that sun!

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  13. I love the way that quilt turned out. Your Dad is getting pretty good at modelling them now lol! Their garden is lovely. Such pretty flowers.

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  14. I love the way that quilt turned out. Your Dad is getting pretty good at modelling them now lol! Their garden is lovely. Such pretty flowers.

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  15. I love the way that quilt turned out. Your Dad is getting pretty good at modelling them now lol! Their garden is lovely. Such pretty flowers.

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  16. It's gorgeous and I love it! Also, I hope we get a chance to chat soon! School done now (YAY!) so I should be a little more free on the weekends. :)

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  17. love your parents garden! And the quilt looks stunning-it really shows those fabrics off

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  18. Totally beautiful!! kind of miss the slippers though ;) x

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  19. What a gorgeous post! Great finish, beautiful flowers and a bit of sun. You're rocking it.

    I found your missing rain. You can have it back.

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  20. Gorgeous quilt, and I love the flower pictures!

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  21. I don't know what's more lovely, the quilt or the flowers. Yeah for no rain!

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  22. Aww! Gorgeous kitties! We have a Maine Coon, Love them! So pretty :) Very lovely quilt too! x

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  23. Looks fantastc! I think you were right to leave those fabrics whole...the patterns are so pretty.

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