Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scrappy Hexagon Quilt and a Nine Patch

I've neglected my blog over the past few + months but finally I have something worth posting, quilting has taken a bit of a back seat for a while.

This hexagon quilt is a customer quilt with a story.  The lady who brought this quilt top to me had rescued this and another hexagon top the same from a trip to the garbage tip!!  It really is a true scrap quilt, it has bits of dress fabrics , curtain fabrics, shirts and cottons and some lady spent a huge amount of time hand stitching the scraps over papers then hand stitching them altogether with the tiniest stitches into this quilt top...it horrifies me to think it could have ended up as land fill!

I have quilted it with all over meandering feathers in white cotton King Tut thread with a cotton batting so once it's washed it will get that lovely crinkly, old quilt look.

I really love the quirky scappiness of this quilt and look forward to seeing and quilting the next one.

This next quilt is for a lovely lady who made this for her brother, a retired butcher, who has recently recovered from a serious illness.  I love the backing fabric, butchers apron anyone?!  I also really like the simplicity of this nine patch.

I quilted this very simply with a meander and piano key border. This was another scrap basket quilt.

I am finally stitching my Jacob's Ladder blocks together and am still working on an applique center block for a quilt I have in mind.

If you look closely you'll see some of the blocks have been put together in a rather "unusual " way....I was tired and should have been in bed!  I paid for my silliness with all the unpicking and re-stitching of the offending blocks!! I have ended up with 42 x 12" blocks which should make a reasonable size quilt.  The finished top should be my next blog post, lol.

I imagine everyone is getting organised for Christmas,  no matter how good my intentions are I always seem to have a few presents I need to buy at the last minute, old habits die hard!

Merry Christmas to you all,