Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Simple stitching

Dead Simple Quilting

I've been stitching away on my Dead Simple Quilt this last week and have finished the quilting. This quilt is a bit of an experiment for me. Instead of wadding, I've used a flannel sheet. I've been wanting to try a flannel sheet for a while, but was worried it would all go horribly wrong. My Dead Simple quilt top was made on a whim, and I decided to give it a go :)

Sorry for the rubbish photo, my hands were not very steady, and my poor iphone just can't cope with the gorgeous rich colours. You get the idea though, I kept the quilting simple and went for circles thanks to the suggestion from a lovely Bee member :)

I've not got the binding on yet, but I'm LOVING it so far. I'm trying to figure out if I've got time to get the binding on before I pick my older 2 kids up from school. It's not looking likely because I'm looking after my 3 year old nephew today, and there are lots of dinosaur hunts/battles/parties/investigations going on with him and Dino-boy. I'll give it a go though :)

Swoon Block 3

I managed to get my 3rd Swoon block pieced this morning (while nephew was napping). I already loved Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line but I'm really swooning while I'm making these blocks!

Oh, and if anyone reading this is planning to come to the West of Scotland Modern Quilt Guild meeting tommorrow night, the venue has changed. It's now 7.30pm in All Bar One in Glasgow city centre - Excellent! I might enjoy a cheeky glass of wine while we natter :)

Happy Wednesday!
Fiona x


  1. Love the circle quilting! I've been wanting to try that for a while too :-)

  2. oooh, that is so lovely! And also impressively circular. I'm sure if I tried that they would all be wonky!

  3. Love the quilting and your Joel Dewberry swoon. I keep changing my mind about how I want to use my limited stash of it lol

  4. I love your quilting and your Swoon block. Wonderful choices of colors and fabric. I also like the idea of using just flannel sheet instead of batting. I'm curious to know how that turns out. I keep thinking that it would be wonderful for a summer quilt.

  5. Alcohol infused quilt guild meetings. Excellent!! I think your quilting looks fab as does your swoon block. The stitched circles are just right.

  6. Love your quilting! such perfect circles too :-) looks lovely.

  7. Those hand quilted circles are perfect on the simple squares! And the colours are fabulous!!

  8. Now that's what I call a modern quilt guild meeting! You are an amazing stitcher Fi, those circles are stunning! Swooning your swoon too! Jxo

  9. I love the circle stitching, it looks amazing! The Swoon is gorgeous too, I love that line :)

  10. Gorgeous quilting!!! And the Swoon is delightful - love the yellow print!

  11. The more and more I see of those Swoon blocks, the more I want to make at least one. Maybe I should make a set of pillows!

    1. Thanks Tsoniki, I think you should go for it with the pillows :)


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