Saturday, March 19, 2011

A great day for planning

Not much stitching got done today but lots of planning . Still working on the wedding quilt and by memory didnt take me this long to do originally. Cut out all the leaves and glued them on so it is ready to stitch after dinner.

And this is the other quilt taking up my time . I strip pieced the tulips some time ago and have now started appliqueing them onto the spot. Then the decision , sashing or no sashing , more planning days coming up I think.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

re making update

Here is a full picture of the Original quilt " Reg and Rita " that I mentioned in my last post. The quilt was made from lots of scraps as that was the theme of the " Homespun " issue that the quilt was featured in.

The inspiration for this quilt came from an Antique quilt in one of my books .

and this is the quilt  that inspired me. It is the center block . Its black and white in the book.

Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Re making

Sorry I have been slack in posting but I am madly re making a quilt design of mine. I have been commissioned to make a quilt that was in " Homespun " a while back . The quilt has a folk art style about it , and was made to commemorate the wedding of my Grandparents, Reginald and Rita Nelder.
I named the quilt Reg and Rita.

A young couple will be celebrating 1 year of marriage next month and chose my quilt to be their gift to each other. How romantic.

I love to needleturn , but sometimes machine applique would come in very handy.

They have asked that I make the quilt as similiar to the original as possible. Hard when the original quilt was made with alot of my favourite scraps at the time.