Monday, 28 April 2014

Prairie Point Doll Quilt Progress...

To wind down after the hectic bus trip shopping day on Saturday I prepped the prairie points for the Prairie Point Doll Quilt (that is the quilt pattern name in the book)...very origami and zen...take square, fold, press, fold again, press again, take next square, repeat...which meant that yesterday it was a simple case of stitch them on, put on the borders and tah dah!...the quilt top is done!!...
The next challenge of course was backing...I thought at first to just go with either the red or another colourway of the stripe fabric that I have so much of, but looking at the rest of the scraps of the fabric range on the table decided instead to make a scrappy binding and then square up the rest of the scraps and start piecing a randomly scrappy piece for backing...pretty much use it all up as much as possible...

I bought a lovely variegated YLI hand quilting cotton for this quilt on Saturday...won't be totally finished before month end and the release of the group's May Challenge but it's a whole lot further down the road than the March challenge which isn't even started so I'm counting that as a plus...

Right, gotta get out of here and on the road, that work stuff is yelling loudly at me (sniff, sniff, wanna sew)...

Happy Stitching...

11 comments:

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks great Annette.

shez said...

your quilt looks awesome Annette,hope you have a lovely day my friend.xx

Susan said...

Looks great. Hope you have a good day at work and get back to sewing soon.

Fiona said...

looks great... oooh. the perfect mitred corners with the lines matching.....
Hugz

marina said...

sounds like your shopping day out inspired you to do some wonderful crafting.
Love the praisie points and the border looks perfect.
hope you get some time to get the quilting happening.

Kerry said...

Great going. Very impressed about the pieced backing. Wishing I was as good at getting some sewing done!

Mistea said...

Looking lovely. The dollies will be warm and cosy this winter (if it ever decides to turn up!)
What's this work stuff that interferes with sewing time?

Shay said...

Looking absolutely fabulous. I like the idea of zen prairie points because they can usually be a bit of a bugger to do ....

I hate it when earning a living interferes with my sewing time !

Anthea said...

Oh very well done Annette - it looks amazing - can't wait to see it all done! x

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your quilt top is gorgeous - I love the prairie points!

Grethe said...

So nice, love the prairie points, lovely little quilt;-) So many YFOs,
and great to start on something new, gives you good inspiration :-) Thanks always for you nice comments on my blog, Annette!