Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Quilting

I don't have anything profound to say today and I don't have any marvellous photos to share but I thought I would let you know that I have finished my fox quilt and it is now hanging on the wall in the kitchen looking deliciously wintery.

Hand quilting the stars on it has inspired me to layer up my long-abandoned zig-zag quilt top that I made with the gorgeous fat quarter bundle of Christmas fabrics that Thimbleanna so kindly gave me when we met up in Edinburgh a few years ago.

This time I'm just following the zig-zags with fairly large and not very even running stitch but I'm enjoying sitting under it in the evenings while I work and I fully intend for it to be finished by Christmas even if it is a few years late!

Lucy xx

17 comments:

trash said...

Oh Locket, I am in awe of your fabulously gorgeous foxy quilt.

Julie said...

Your foxy quilt is brilliant, it looks so good on the wall. And the zig zag is going to be great too. You must be very patient to be doing all that hand-quilting. Juliex

Ali said...

What foxy goodness. I am in awe.

Leanne said...

Love the fox quilt. I am slowing on the hand quilting. Mental picture here me in my underwear quilting as it is so hot under the quilt. It's not good is it. Good luck with your hand quilting.

Annie said...

I'm loveing doing hand quilting lately. So or is that sew relaxing! Your winter quilt looks good. Jodie would love that little fox.

julie said...

Oh Wow! The foxy quilt is wonderful Lucy, that is a pretty marvellous photo I'd say! And the zig-zag quilt is gorgeous - nice to have a few unfinished things sitting around because when you pick them up again it's like starting something new but the end is already in sight!

ladydi said...

Hand quilting is the coziest of winter projects, and it rivals knitting for being a lovely, relaxing occupation. You go, girl! I love those quilts.

dragonfly said...

Happy quilting : )

Cybèle said...

that is so sweet! totally jealous :-)

silverpebble said...

Lucy that quilt is beautiful. I absolutely love it x

French Knots said...

oh I love your foxy quilt, it is fabulous! x

Moogsmum said...

Oh wow, Locket - your Foxy quilt is gorgeous! I really need one of those for my wall. What a perfectly wintery little quilt :o)

Can't wait to see that beautiful zig-zag quilt all finished. I totally agree about the hand-quilting, it really is the perfect thing to do on a winter's evening.

xxx

73mw said...

I love both quilts Lucy - foxy is fabulous and the zig-zags are so colourful, what a great project to be working on (and under!)

Helen said...

Just lovely Miss Locket!!
xx

Twiggy said...

Most lovely foxy quilt !!
twiggy x

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- I've completely forgotten about those fabrics -- how fun to see you working on them. Your ziggy stitches will be perfect! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that fox quilt -- it's adorable Mrs. Locket!