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Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Finish

With the start of the school year, life has become definitely more crazy again, but I still managed to complete these two WIPs:
It is straighter than this picture would indicate!

This guy and his brother below are my favourites!


Some of the quilting from the back; I followed Leah Day's advice about matching top and bobbin thread. There are some puckers, but nothing 'fatal'.

Youngest DS fast asleep under his new quilt (with his thumb plucked in) - didn't even wake up when I turned on the big light to take this pic. Note the dinos on the blinds?
Here you can read more about the making of this quilt.

I can't remember if I had counted this next project on my UFO list at the start of the year, but it was started in 2011 and is finished now:
I made this as a practise for my pastel tesselation quilt to go onto our NZ Superking size bed. Using it as practise piece for feather quilting, I divided it in half diagonally like the Quadruple Disappearing Nine Patch which will also go on our bed.

It took me some time to figure out how to do plumes in the inside of a circle.

On SewCalGal's site is an excellent tutorial on quilting feathers by Diane Gaudynski as part of the 2012 FMQ Challenge (I didn't sign the pledge but still find it interesting to look at). I had read one of Diane's books, but her tutorial was a lot more helpful to me.
If I counted right, this makes it 6 finishes so far - yay!

9 comments:

sunny said...

Very nice finishes! Keep 'em coming.

miss~nance said...

WOW - your dinosuar quilt is soooooo cute - as is the piccy of your little one asleep under it. Your feather quilting looks fabulous on your cushion, hoping to attempt my practise today.

Gail

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love those quilts..adorable....and your feathers are great. I am taking the challenge....mine aren't so cute...lolo

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Great finishes. I love you quilts and the dinosaurs are so cute!

Cath said...

Great work! I absolutely love your feathering on the pillow (and the pillow).

Susan said...

What a great quilting job you have done - reat quilt.

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Your quilts are awesome. I love the log cabin dinosaur quilt. What a really neat idea for a layout. Your quilting is amazing. thank you for sharing these ideas with your readers. I love your blog.

Chris H said...

Gorgeous quilts!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Love the dino quilt! The way you made it allows your son to grow with the quilt and not outgrow it.