Thursday, 26 September 2013

Friday Finish and giveaway last chance

Most importantly, before I start blabbing, today is my last post before I draw a winner of a copy of Kristyne's beautiful book, S is for Stitch, on Sunday.  Head over to last Friday's post and enter a comment to win.

Goodness I'm doing everything slowly these days now it is all work, work, work.  But I'm very pleased to have my curved hand pieced block done for my Citrus Sweet Love BOM.  I can tell you for free that it's much more exciting than the blah de blah blah new Reserve Bank conditions of registration for banks relating to high LVR loans. *snore*  Are you still with me?  Quilting is better, I tell you!

Isn't this gorgeous (even if I do say so myself)?

Well when I say hand pieced, I mean except for those straight seams!

I wish I knew what all those pretty fabrics were.  I have just bought Sarah Fielke's Hand Quilted with Love, and I recognised some of these prints in there.  Cathy and Treehouse Textiles (who helped design this) must have the same great taste as Sarah.

Those seams and points match for the most part!




Now I want to conquer machine piecing curves so that I can use them more than once in a quilt.  While I enjoy hand sewing for little bits and pieces, I'm not sure that I'm up to the challenge for a whole quilt.   I have previously much admired Barb's drunkard's path quilt, so think I need to get my act together.  But first, some simpler projects - hopefully I'll have something new to show you next week, if I get my act together over the weekend in between Mother's visit (Hi Mum), a fairy party for Princess to attend and a wedding.  I'm such a social butterfly, I tell you.

Linking up to Crazy Mom, TGIFF and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Howdy visitors - have a lovely weekend!






19 comments:

Laura said...

I'm there with you on sewing curves. Happy to hand piece but I'd like to be able to do it well on machine...

Schulz Family said...

This is such a gorgeous block. Wow and hand done

Sandra Sews said...

It is a gorgeous block and I love the colours you used. If you start machine sewing curves, start with the bigger curves (bigger circles) as the curves will be more gentle and easier to handle. It's really not as hard as it seems...

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

So pretty! I love sewing curves :) once you start there's no looking back!

Donna Laster said...

At first it was hard sewing curves but you have to learn how to manipulate the fabric and ease it in. But it is much easier by hand just slower. I love your design.

Yvonne@thatssewcreative said...

I love this block. Your curves look great.

wombatquilts.com said...

Seriously gorgeous.

wombatquilts.com said...

Seriously gorgeous.

Leonie said...

It is so pretty Liz, well done you! Looking forward to seeing the undercover project next week! Good luck with your social weekend!

Megan said...

Your block is fantastic. So neat! The kind of precision that I might associate with lawyer-y types!! Have a fun weekend :-)

Megan Ziegler said...

Wow, this looks just about as perfect as can be!

Thank you for linking up with TGIFF!

Have a great weekend! :) Megan @ Cherry Valley Designs

M-R Charbonneau said...

That is a gorgeous block!

DeborahGun said...

It is stunning! I am with you - I need to learn to machine piece curves!

Ruth said...

That's really lovely. love the fabric and the seams look perfect to me!

akainik said...

Beautiful block!!!!

Cloud CouCou said...

Wow, this is soooo neat, it looks gorgeous and I love the variety of fabrics used!!

Jeanne said...

I made a quilt with curves a few years ago.
Believe me it was really one of the easiest quilts I have ever made..It was a gift for my daughter and still sits on her couch looling beautiful....Try it you will love it and get the hang of it right away...Trust me it really is easy...

hydeeannsews said...

it is so beautiful!!! and I can't believe how wonderfully accurate most all of your seams are. amazing work, liz!

Maartje Quilt said...

Beautiful and spot on! Beautiful fabrics. You can start your drunken path quilt.