Friday, 28 February 2014

Green Giant Log Cabin

Now that it's finished I like this quilt again.  It was hard to do it justice in these photos taken on a dull day - the shot cottons, particularly the Oakshott Sargasso, look twice as good in real life.

I think I like the back almost as much as the front:

I prefer not to think how much these fabrics cost. I've had the liberty in stock for two or three years, so that does not count, does it?   But I know that if I wanted to sell this quilt it would be hard even to get the cost of the fabrics for it.

Finished size: 52 inches by 52 inches

Liberty Lawns  Sydenham Palace, Manning, Forty, Caesar and Growing Fonder  as well as various shot cottons (both Oakshott and Kaffe Fassett).  The binding is Sydenham Palace.

Quilt Top: 3 inch strips in court house steps pattern

Quilt back: Remnants from the front.

Quilting:  Random wavy line in a green variegated sulky.

As it's a Friday Finish. I'm linking up with Crazy Mom.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

WIP Wednesday

These shot cottons have less weight than the fabric usually sold for quilting.  The seams are puckering.   It does not seem to want to lie flat.  At the moment I don't like my giant log cabin block very much.

It also looks dingy (rather than subtle, which is what I going for), but I'm blaming the weather for that.

It needs to get bigger.  Perhaps I will like it again later on. Determined to finish this before starting something else.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Shot Cotton and Liberty

Look at these.  I've been adding and subtracting fabrics for a while.

As usual I can't decide.

Which fabrics? Which design?

Maybe a huge log cabin block? 

Yes, maybe.

Still thinking.

I do know one thing though - must get a decent camera.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Michael Miller Legacy Fabric

This fabric is not really my taste.  

Too glitzy for me.

But I have a friend who is mad on all things Egyptian and visits twice a year when she can. 

She had to cancel her November trip because of the military crackdown, and is determined to go in March in spite of the Morsi trial and anti government protests.  
This is my small contribution to her travel arrangements.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Soot Sprites

I spent thirteen US dollars on some Soot Sprite fabric from Spoonflower.  This might be the most I have ever paid for a fat quarter. Yesterday some of it turned into a make up bag. 

Soot sprites are dusty little hard-working creatures who appear in two of Studio Ghibli's anime productions; My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.

If you don't know Studio Ghibli, what are you waiting for?  The productions are charming and beautifully animated but with magic, monsters and grit.  Here's a review of From Up On Poppy Hill from 2013.