Tuesday, December 20, 2011

End of Year Flurry of Activity

This is a little number I've been working on the past week or so using Amy Butler's Lark fabrics.  I am absolutely loving this line and have purchased the green colour way as well...

Sorry about the photos by the way, I took them as I was running out the door this morning on my way to work.  There was dappled sun shining through the trees above the courtyard.

Anyway, back to the blue Lark project...

I made nine patches and sewed them together.  Then I added some natural coloured cotton / linen blend and appliquéd some leaves on.

Here's a close up of my "needle turn" appliqué, which I'm really happy with!

Obviously I will add the floral appliqué border around the whole quilt.  Then I may add more borders, with the idea of making a medallion quilt, or I might just finish up with some binding.  I haven't decided yet.

Something else I've been working on is a mini quilt for Michelle from The Quilted Tortoise.

She didn't receive a quilt in the Down Under Doll Quilt Swap, No.2 and I felt bad for her, so I offered to make her a little something, and she graciously offered to make me one in return!

Anyway, initially I was going to make her a little appliqué project, which didn't work out.

Then I started working on this:

I quilted it by hand, but then I didn't have any suitable material left to bind it with (I'd already started chopping the rest of the fabric up for the project above),  so I started making a 36 patch in Liberties.

I finished that off (eventually!) and sent it off last week.  Michelle has received it, but I am still waiting impatiently for my quilt from her.  She sent it a week ago, but I think it must have got held up in the Christmas postal rush.  I'm sorry, I forgot to take photos of the quilt I made for Michelle, so I will ask Michelle to send me some that I can post on my blog later.

Here is some more fabric I have procured lately....

Again, sorry about messy photos, but isn't this fat quarter bundle of Aunt Grace's latest offering just divine?!

And Heirloom (can't remember who designed this sorry):

And lastly, my little Love laying out a quilt in the courtyard this morning...

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!


Jackie said...

Great projects! All are happy and bright. Merry Christmas to you too!

Melissa said...

Ohhhhhh, so much gorgeousness! LOVE your applique. The fabrics are all divine! So glad you are still finding time to shop and quilt! ;-) Your wee girl is not so wee now, SO cute! Hope you all have a fab Christmas.

LuAnn said...

I love your projects and the fabrics, and your daughter is just adorable. Merry Christmas.

Cathy said...

I love this post Sarah, wow, Little Miss has grown up so fast!!! Your lark quilt is divine, and yes, we need to see pics of the quilt you sent to Michelle!! I hope yours turns up in the post soon, sometimes they do take way too long. xo

Kathleen said...

So impressed with your applique - I've always wanted to learn to do this but been too scared - well done!