Thursday, 21 April 2016

My Quilt

Now that Irish Circles is finished I have turned my attention back to my new quilt.........I really should name it.......but not yet.

I've gone back a couple of rounds and added a ring of appliqued diamonds. I had orinally planned a straight 1/2" ring, but I like the diamonds much better, and found the fabric in my stash!

Hmmmm, really need to make a decision about the very centre too.

I'm almost finished another round, and spent an evening making bias binding to start appliqueing over the weekend. It took me quite a while to make it, and I didn't really enjoy the time at the machine, but it looks rather lovely now it's ready. I take my hat off to the machine sewing enthusiasts, I don't have the temperament for it!

I'm very excited because I'm finally going to the Springwood Quilt Show this weekend. I have been trying to get there for years, and nows my chance. I do have to drop my son back to Uni in Sydney first, but I'm sure there will be time on the way home. 

Hope you have a good weekend planned too.

Susan x

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Ta da

Time for a big finish today. I have been working really, really hard on getting the hand quilting finished on Irish Circles. And here she is, all 88" square of her. Completely hand sewn and quilted except for the binding. For the first time I even remembered to add a hanging sleeve!


I started Irish Circles in July 2013, so it's been almost three years in the making. I loved making all the blocks, and especially the centre circle. The borders not so much, but I think that's because they were sooooo long, nothing to do with the pattern. The pattern is by Karen Cunningham,t's not for the faint hearted but achieveable with determination.

So for now I will give my poor fingers a rest and return to working on my own quilt design (which really needs a name) and my poor neglected cross stitch.

I'm a very happy quilter today!
Susan x
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