Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Brightening up my day...

Are you as bored of the grey as I am?

Shall I share with you what is brightening my day? In spite of it now being tucked away in my spare bedroom...

It began life way back in April with the making of my first block and had me all pleased with myself at the precision I had achieved. Only another 48 blocks to go then...





I showed a sneak peak back here when I was interrupted due to running out of fabric.


I had already found some vintage-like fabric in Ikea that I knew would be great on the back.




Then there was mention of my sore arms here, when I was about to machine-quilt it. There was also a fair bit of unpicking to be done because of some unwelcome puckering. Bah!




I used some brightly coloured voile from my stash for the binding (always one of my favourite bits of quilt-making, choosing the binding).





In an unexpected dry spell, I even managed to lay it out on the deck to get the, ahem, full-frontal shot.


May I present the making of My First Queen Size Quilt:






I'll be making a couple of pillow cases with the scrap and then I will do the full reveal in situ.  If these grey skies persist, that will happen some time soon because if they have brought anything positive at all, it is my sewing mojo firmly back in charge.



21 comments:

  1. It is beautiful and so very cheerful. Wishing you brighter skies and more summery weather.

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  2. Oh it is glorious. Your colour sense is so totally bang on every single time. A triumph.

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  3. No wonder you're pleased - it's lovely! I love the fresh modern feel, very Scandinavian-style. A breath of fresh air.
    Celia

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  4. Wow! That really is superb!! Glorious!!! Go you!!!! I love every last thing about it :D

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  5. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous! K x

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  6. oh it's SO lovely!
    i also love that floral... is it really from Ikea?.. i'd like a frivoulous dress in that!

    Ginny x

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  7. Just wonderful, looking forward to seeing it in situ.

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  8. wow it's lovely, well done.
    xxx

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  9. Not only is it beautiful, your work is so precise and neatly finished.

    Liz

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  10. I think it's really beautiful, and love the parallel quilted lines on the white. You must be very proud! I'm in the middle of machine quilting my first single-sized quilt and am getting in quite a mess, so can only look with envy at your lovely results. I look forward to seeing it bedded, so to speak, and would love a bit of a close-up on those lines!

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  11. OhmyGosh! It's Stunning! Don't you LOVE it??? I DO!!!!

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  12. please can I move into the spare bedroom?

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  13. Do I need to remind you what my mailing address is? (heh heh)

    Tracy, that is splendiferous. I made J and A come over to look at it, and they are equally impressed. Congratulations, my friend.

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  14. Really beautiful quilt. And I just love that pic of all the threads.

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  15. Wow! Well it's brightened my day too - what a fabulous quilt Tracy. I do love the riot of colour against the white - a very citrusy, summery, beautiful quilt.

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  16. Absolutely perfect! And love the quilting too....

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  17. Gorgeous! Just found your blog, happy to be reading!

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