Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quilting project - 'A lovely Place' wallhanging

My name is Sue and I'm a quilterholic! And so the addiction begins! Whilst my bed quilt is at the quilters having the backing put on and the quilting done I felt I just had to do another one. So last Friday I went with a friend to Grandmothers Garden, and after what seemed like an age of 'ooh' and 'aah'ing and possibly a little drooling I bought a small kitset:
I also bought the optional extras:
These are the fabrics provided:
First my sewing skills were pushed to the max, I can cross stitch but have never really embroidered, but it was pretty easy, the design was already printed on the calico, so all I had to do was follow the lines. Running stitch was easy, back stitch is fine, satin stitch was okay, and the French knots made me sweat a bit, but once I got the hang of them I could have quite happily got knotted!!
Once the centre embroidered panel was done, then the quilting could begin....

Oh dear, I have to got to Spotlight tomorrow....again.... ;-D... to get some wadding and something to back it with. This is not a big quilt so I will quilt by hand, using the KISS* method.

*KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid

Okay.....what can I make now ??????

5 comments:

  1. That's beautiful Sue!!!! I have all these ideas, and projects bought....I just never do them! ARGHHHH!!!!! I really must motivate to finish some of them! You inspire me!

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  2. Oh dear. I think you may have an addiction on your hands. Is there a 12 step program for quiltaholics?

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  3. Same here Debby, got a cross stitch on the go and more in the cupboard lol! Must get them out and get on with them.
    Mel - only if they're in blocks! hahah

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  4. Grandmothers Garden is dangerous place

    now you have nearly got that finished you can join in the scrap quilt he he

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  5. Haha Leanne, but have I enough scraps? lol!

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