Sunday, 29 March 2015

Quilting

I love Autumn for so many reasons, a main one being that it's cool enough to quilt again. I made a small start on my plus quilt a couple of weeks ago, but really got into it this weekend. Big stitches in straight lines really come together quickly.

I was disappointed with the cheap Spotlight fabric I used on this one, but quilting is making it softer. The simplicity of this design and colour palette is quite relaxing after tiny clamshells and DJ pieces. The greys are not coming out right in this light, but you get the idea.

And there's a bonus, I love the back as much as the front. I don't usually think too much about how my quilting looks on the back as long as it goes through the three layers and holds everything together. But white quilting on dark backing fabric hides absolutely nothing.

We have been tidying up my Dad's shed, and I was lucky to bring home two sets of Singer sewing machine drawers. One set will stay whole, but I think these drawers make a great place on my desk for my DJ fabrics. So much prettier than just in piles.

Sitting here in my sewing room wishing I could sew all week....but alas....back to work tomorrow. Hope you find some time for a sneaky sew this week.
Susan x

23 comments:

  1. Looks great Susan, the quilting really adds that extra dimension doesn't it. The drawers and the fabric look made for each other.

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  2. great progress on your quilting. it looks so beautiful and neat.
    love the little storage drawers. The carved front is gorgeous.
    Hope you get some sneaky sewing time!

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  3. Beautiful Susan...how good would it be to sew all week xxx

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  4. Your quilting is perfect, Susan. And those little drawers are beautiful. Have a great week.

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  5. Those drawers are PeRFecT in their use now. Quite a treasure!

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  6. Those beautiful old drawers make beautiful presentation for your fabrics.

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  7. Lovely old drawers and such a sweet link to your Dad. Your quilting stitches are spot on!! How neat and precise.

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  8. It looks gorgeous Susan ..... Your quilting by hand is so amazing love it !!!!

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  9. The quilt is loookng great, Susan, with your gorgeous quilting - great stitches!! Love those drawers too, a nice connection with your dad.

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  10. Looking great love your hand quilting. How wonderful to have the drawers from your dad and the look fabulous on your desk :)

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  11. Beautiful quilting! you've certainly made the most of the fabric with the contrast stitching - a lovely finish and shows just how nice big stitches can be. Great idea for the drawers!

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  12. your quilting is just lovely... Im sure it will soften more with a wash? It is so effective... The drawers is a great find from the shed and look perfect filled with lovely fabric!
    Hugz

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  13. Love your new fabric containers. Dads' sheds are the best places to find treasures. Such beautiful hand quilting Susan.

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  14. I had nearly finished reading about your quilting, wondering if you had thought of using a darker matching colour in the bobbin when I realised you hand quilted the plus quilt! Love it, looks beautiful. the Singer sewing machine drawers are a perfectly practical and equally beautiful way to hold your DJ fabrics!

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  15. Dear Susan,
    love your quilting, your stitches look great. And what a nice idea with the drawers, great place for DJ fabrics.
    I know how you feel, I would love to be able to hide at home just to have a little more time with my needles and threads. At the moment I feel someone is trying to steel sewing time from me, but I can not identify the thief.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  16. Your quilting is gorgeous...love the fabrics in their new boxes, makes you just want to play with them!

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  17. Great job on the quilting Susan, but what a shame about the Spotlight fabric...
    The Singer drawers are just gorgeous, the fabrics look great in them!

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  18. Those drawers are ideal and a lovely constant reminder of your dad.

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  19. What a serene looking quilt! Love how the stitching pops and adds so much texture. Your fabrics are looking wonderfully inspiring in their new containers!

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  20. Your quilt looks lovely Susan. I am SO jealous of those small, even stitches. I think I need a workshop with you. Love your new storage drawers, very nice.

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  21. Your hand quilting looks lovely on this elegant quilt. Love your new draws, what a great way to display them...and the gorgeous contents!

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  22. I Love your drawers!!.. and your quilting is just perfect!.. as usual!! Xx

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  23. Susan your quilting is lovely as usual as are those drawers.....perfect!

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