Thursday, May 07, 2009

I made a proper quilt!!! whoooot!!!


ok, maybe at 6 inches square it's not really much use, unless you're a dormouse and sleep in a very tiny bed, but it's a proper quilt all the same.

The top is foundation pieced to a traditional Amish pattern (although the batik fabrics aren't very Amish at all), and it has been quilted in (or at least close to!) the ditch.

The binding's a little unorthodox though, it's hockey tape lol. Does the job!

This is, like most things I've blogged recently, for the fabric round robin.

I was going to leave it as just the mini quilt, as I liked it as it stood, but decided to add a little embellishment. Hence the copper star bead and bugle beaded "rays".



This one's for Mandy over in Northern Ireland, hope she likes it!

10 comments:

Coffeedoff said...

Thats gorgeous Sarah

Melinda Cornish said...

I love it and the hockey tape! the beads are really cool too and yep, it is a quilt...small or not! great job! Melinda

Lorraine said...

great quilt..love the idea of hockey tape..so you!! I picked up a piecing pattern at the Aintree show recently so its on my to do list..I love working with textiles

PLO said...

I miss you cuz, funny how life gets in the way of posting, eh?

jgr said...

Hi Sarah,
I've just found your blog from Michelle Ward's Crusade #31.
Your quilt is just beautiful! Very inspiring, too. One of my goals is to someday learn how to sew. Alas, I've been saying that since 1995 . . . . LOL. Thank you for sharing.

--Jane

Minx said...

Great piece Sarah, love the colours and the added bead detail xx

Camilla said...

Thankyou for popping over to Calm Air All Ice and letting me know about 'salt cellars'! I'm building up an interesting list of all the different names they have!

Audrey said...

Hi Sarah,
I just found you through Tracey's blog. Your banner reminds me of the artwork out of West Coast Canada - I am originally from Vancouver! Nice to find a fellow Canadian! Love your quilts!

Monika said...

Love it. Like me you are having fabric adventures.

Seth said...

Very cool. The hockey tape makes it even better!