Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tribal Fever

Finished another quilt top 2 weeks ago. This one was made from a Jelly Roll, and the pattern was from the book "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam Lintott, pattern was "Pandora's Box". Think the top was made over a weekend and then it was put away for about a year! But seeing as I'm on my UFO-busting streak at the moment - I got it out and finally finished it.

This photo shows the back of the quilt. The backing was a dark brown fabric which I've had in my stash for a good while. I used the left-over scraps from the jelly roll to make the strip in the middle and around the label. I always seem to forget to sew on the label, so this time I sewed it on before I had the binding finished.

I may have overdone the quilting just a little bit, I planed on quilting it in a fairly large squiggle pattern, but found myself doing a fairly small squiggle quilting pattern instead (couldnt help myself!). Even ran out of thread half-way through quilting it and had to go to the Limerick Quilt Centre for an emgergency purchase of light pink thread.

Christmas Wall-hanging Partridge in a Pear Tree

I seem to be making a very early start on my Christmas decorations this year! This wall-hanging was started in November last year, but for some reason I got tired of it and put it away. I've been trying to finish off some of my UFO's lately so decided to get this quilt out again and finally finish it. Turns out that after putting it away for nearly a year, it only took me 3 evenings to complete it!

Got the quilt pattern in a Canadian quilting magazine and thought it was very cute - the little hanging pears and 1 partidge really set it off.