Sunday, January 16, 2011

A few little projects.

I haven't made any New Year's resolutions as such, but I do have some aims (I like that word, it sounds very businesslike but can't really hold me accountable for anything). I want to finish up the five or six UFOs (unfinished objects) threatening to spill out of my book case and start some projects that I have had in mind for a while (but for some reason keep putting off).

In this vein, I've finally sewed the binding on this quilt for my son, which I started about a year ago! I shelved it when summer came and kind of forgot to get it done in time for winter. But I figure he'll still get plenty of snuggles out of it before the weather heats up too much.

I see some hand sewing in my future. More photos once it's done. 

I also finished off the little quilted baby mat I made for some friends' new baby boy.


I used all the left overs from my little sister's baby quilt. This one was a great deal simpler in design and went together quickly.

I used a single piece of the Riley Blake All Stars in Paisley, which I adore, to finish off the back.


And the binding was also from the All Stars range.


I think my favourite print is this Henna Garden. Too bad I only had one square left. Can you spare a square? 


Another sortof resolution I have made pertains to my sewing/quilting books, of which I have a few. Several of them, for shame, I have yet to make a project from. I would like to complete at least one project from each of my books before I buy any new ones. It doesn't have to be the exact project, it can be an 'inspired by' and still count. Then I can be happy I made a good purchase (and won't have to feel guilty if I buy another!)

Thank you to everyone who has bid on my canvas, I am so happy with the money raised so far. I have no idea if the bidding will go higher once the auction list is released Sunday night (Aussie time) on Toni's site, but it feels good to have done something from so far away.

Thank you so much for helping me do that! Now get back to your weekend!


diana said...

Damn it, women :)))

I love the look of the first quilt
I love the colours
I love the binding
I looove the paisley
I looove henna gaden
I looove the blue trees
I looove the binding

Now how laim is this comment? :D

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Oh Kirsty what a beautiful post! I adore all those quilts. The blue one is so pretty, the backing fabric truly heavenly. I've not seen that fabric range before. I love your windmills too, quite fancy making one of those myself one day. You make such wonderful fabric choices and your stitching is fantastic! Great work honey.

Lesley said...

Hi Kirsty, I am a relatively new follower of your blog and I am hooked! Lovely with lots of inspiration. Having been to Provence I am loving all your location shots. I am wondering if you are in defence??

Pene said...

Hi Kirsty, I love the baby mat the colours are great and fabrics gorgeous. I'm going through a patchwork phase at the moment and love to see what others are doing. Thanks

michelle said...

kirsty, you are a clever lass, your colour choices and perfectly neat stitching are exquisite. the binding on the boy quilt is gorgeous.

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