"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, May 14, 2010

My first quilt! And an applique panel.

All right, I have to tell the truth about this! A year or so ago, I found ten patchwork blocks in the remnant bin at our Guild. I had no way of knowing who put them there, and why, but I wasn't going to leave them! When I took a Patchwork class last year, I asked the tutor for her advice on what I could do with them. She was very helpful, and showed me the best way to place them, and how to join them with sashing and a border.
Today I was looking for red fabric to use as a border for something else, and re-discovered the blocks, along with a piece of red fabric which I had obviously decided to use for the sashing and border. I wasn't sure if there would be enough for both projects, so I thought what the heck - just finish the original one first, and then I'll know! So that's what I did. It still has to have the wadding and backing, and binding. I have the backing material, but not the wadding, so I'm planning to skip over to Greensborough tomorrow and buy enough to finish this small quilt. It's not big enough for a bed quilt, but it will do as a 'throw' over the couch or a chair in the lounge room. When I waved it in front of Ken, he said "That's nice! Did you make that?" and I said "Yes"...well, he wouldn't know the difference - lol!
For the past month I've been in the mood to do applique projects, and since I bought the kit for this cute Japanese doll panel at the Quilt Show, I have been itching to do it! I finished the backing today, and just have to cut some red fabric for the binding.

7 comments:

Miss 376 said...

lovely to make good use of the blocks. I imagine this will be the first of many

artymess said...

that'll make a lovely throw Gina ....i love the little japanese girl....xx

Liz said...

And your quilt counts as a finished UFO, doesn't it? No matter, it looks great!

Joy V said...

Beautiful job on the quilt Gina - the first of many to come!!!!!!

Sharon said...

Looking good G... Next you will be telling me that you are making a king size Baltimore quilt... Little girl looks lovely...

Aussie Stitcher said...

You finished those quilt pieces off really well, and the Japanese Doll is gorgeous.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful work! I love applique as well! blessings,Kathleen