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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New project started.

My Iris mini quilt is over in Greensborough being professionally quilted. I didn't want to mess it up, so I phoned the lady who ran the patchwork class I did a while ago, and she told me to bring the quilt over for her to see. She loved it, and understood why I didn't want to risk quilting it on my old machine, so she offered to do it for me. It should be ready later this week, and all I have to do is put the binding on.
I went over to Spotlight on Saturday to spend my $50 gift voucher. I got all the fabrics and cotton needed to make my next project (the kids pantry wall hanging), and had enough left over to buy a few paper craft items as well. So, having the fabrics from Joanne and Cathy on hand, I started working on the applique items for the pantry, and finished them today. Joanne and Cathy, if you look closely at the photo, you'll notice that I haven't used all the fabrics you sent me. But they won't go to waste; I have a couple of other ideas for them! They were fiddly things to make, but it was fun, and another learning experience for me. Again, I understand why the designers tell people to read all the instructions before starting. At first I thought I could make a few short cuts, but at each stage, I re-read the instructions again, and realised that if I'd gone ahead and done what I thought I could get away with, it would have been a disaster!
Tonight, I ironed all the fabrics needed to make up the pantry background, and tomorrow I will measure and cut everything to make it up. I might even be finished by this time tomorrow night!!

5 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Great progress, looking forward to the next installment

Annie said...

You managed to get a great collection of fabrics. These are really cute!

Cathy K said...

Gina, your pantry is so cute! I didn’t expect you to use all or even most of them, but am thrilled that you could use some! This piece is such a clever idea. Big hugs from rainy Utah.... Cathy

Lyndel said...

LOOKing good there Gina. I love the idea, can't wait to see the next installment.

Joanne said...

Looking good so far. I like the label idea.