I've also finished the quilting on one of my own quilts. It's a Fig Tree pattern called Jelly Roses. I used fabrics from 2 jelly rolls, one was a Fig Tree range called Fig and Plum and the other was Garden Party by Blackbird Designs. The blocks went together really well, I tried some machine applique on a couple of the leaves and stems but decided to stick with hand applique. I am always delighted to have a quilt ready to put the binding on and so close to being ready to use! Feathers, meandering and some swirls on the flowers. I used Warm and Natural cotton batting and Superior's King Tut cotton thread in an unbleached natural colour, I think it's called Papyrus.
Here are the two CW quilt-along blocks I've recently completed and a picture of my blocks so far( they're laid out on my bumpy duvet on my bed so excuse the wonky appearance).
Lastly, I've made about 30 nine patch blocks and have quite a few more cut ready to piece. I bought a fat eighth bundle of a range called Reflections from an Era Past some months ago with a nine patch quilt in mind. The setting square fabric is from the Garden Party range by Blackbird Designs and the shirtings are from Jo Morton's Attic Shirtings range. The blocks are laid out on the Garden Party fabric on my bed, I'm liking the warmth of the colours and the blocks on point.
It's been great sewing weather, cold for our Autumn. I've been very happy to be indoors in front of my machines either quilting or piecing. I plan to be doing some more nine patches tomorrow and I'm also putting a quilt on my frame to quilt for one of my sons. It's a really simple design using a jelly roll of Japanese Indigoes, I posted a picture of it on 25th March 2011.
Take care and happy stitching,