Monday, September 01, 2014

A couple of finishes.....,

Actually its 2 Christmas finishes ......

feeling very pleased with myself.


Firstly is my "Christmas Belles"..... there is a bit of a long story about this quilt so rather than bore you to death I'll cut it short....

This is my second version of the quilt, the first was in 2007.... I decided to sell the quilt at the time as I didn't really want it for some silly reason and I was told by my friends " you will be sorry "  I do hate to say they were right. After a lot of thinking I decided to make it again ( I never make a quilt twice.... till now) I wanted to use all the same fabrics, after 7 years I was lucky enough to find nearly all the original fabrics in my stash and scrap box but the border did prove more difficult so many hours of googling went on and yep I found it at the "Quilter's Store" not far from home as it turns out.
 I needed 1.2 metres for border and binding but when I looked at the bolt of fabric I didn't think there was enough so the lady measured it...... and ....... there was 1.25mts on the bolt..... I couldn't believe it so naturally I snapped it up.

2014 


2007 


This quilt is for Gavan's chair at Christmas time of course..... I don't think he sees the point of changing his chair quilt but it just doesn't fit in at that time of year... not a man thing.

A simple Jelly Roll quilt.




So back to normal sewing now..... I'll give Christmas stuff a miss for the time being.

4 comments:

Sue W ♥ said...

Well done and so lucky to get all the same fabric, was meant to be. I must say I find it hard doing something twice also.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! Its beautiful! Great that you were able to source most of the original fabrics.

Noela said...

Lovely finishes Helen. Hugs.....

Susan said...

Amazing that you found the border and so close to home. I'll bet you never sell another quilt...It does look great.