Friday, June 25, 2010

My quilts made on the weekend...and a chance to win!


I think we have seen all of the girl's quilts from the weekend, so here are mine. Three made from scratch, and then Kael's and the stack and whack were over half done when i got there. Lise, janine and Anne are helping me hold them up.


This is the stack and whack, with Heather Bailey fabrics.


Took a scrap bag of Robert Kaufman strips with. There were 30 x 2 and 1/2 inch strips in there, with a black border it got to quite a sizeable quilt top, I love how it looks like the black is curved. The colours are magnificent in real life.



In a previous post you saw Anne's daisy quilt top, this is mine, as different as could be. All blacks and reds, with the white contrast. I cheated, of course, cutting up charm squares was not on any agenda I held, so I cut out 5 inch strips instead, it ended up a good size as well, a good groovy baby size.



And finally, had the other things done by Saturday night so i tipped out my collection of chicken fabrics, (well, the ones I had managed to locate in the mad rush before I left anyway) and started putting them together into something for me

This was the layout about when the socceroos were starting their Saturday night game against Ghana...(was it?) I watched it until Kewell was red carded then decided the game was too technical for me, I like a free flowing and scoring game, kinda like my patchwork, nothing too "quilt policey"!!

A chook quilt was the intention when I began collecting these fabrics 10 years ago, and i have noticed more and more disappearing into other people's quilts, so this one is my turn. As you can see, by the time we left at lunch the next day, it was together...sort of...the sides aren't even, it will grow in width now it's home, there is more fabric to addin and I am determined to get a taste of it all.


The other thing I noticed when I was putting these photos on is how handy the backing width black on black was that I threw in the car...it has got in all the quilts...bar Kael's red and white.


So, what do you think, pick your favourite, tell me about your most productive quilt weekend or just say Hi here, or on any of this week's posts, and go in the chance to win some of my new card range, being launched later in the weekend. Yes, emails are accepted from my non lurking readers, I'll put them into the draw for you.


After over 100,000 hits and 450 posts I could probably do with a little motivation to keep posting!


As thanks in anticipation, here's some cute farm shots, just in case you have been missing the sheep!


Traceyxxx


Gratitudes...that I wasn't given 4 at once!!

11 comments:

Needled Mom said...

The little lambs are getting so big!

Your weekend production absolutly amazes me. Certainly, you did not sleep!!! I love the stars with the snoballs and nine patch blocks. I think I need to give that one a try.

Barbara said...

I agree....the stars and snowballs is lovely. My recent priductive weekend was this past one. Our Quilt Guild had a workshop and I learned how to paper-piece. Madew a Mariners Compass block and that started it all!!!! A friend had given me a pattern for a flying geese circle block that I had been drooling over for a long time. I wasn't sure where to start with the paper-piecing but I think I have it now. I have made several of the flying geese blocks and all out of my scraps. Usually my wuilts are a little less formal....I love a scrappy quilt with a little humor sprinkled around. But this is fun and something I have wanted to try. Plus I am able to put together scraps in a new technique.
Love all that you have done, you didn't stop to eat or sleep did you?

Nancy said...

i can't wait for august and my next retreat.. i get so much done those 3 days... then in october i get to go to another one...

Ima Baglady said...

I love them all, but I'm partial to the red, black and white one. My most productive weekend? Hmm. It would have to be the last retreat I went on. I finished a TON of half started projects that should have been completed as Christmas gifts. Now they're ready for this year :-D

Chocolate Cat said...

I love the red, black and white one the most but think you will get so much enjoyment from your 'chook' quilt! Most productive quilting weekend.....mmm....lets change the subject! they are very cute lambs!!

Julze said...

I recognised lots of those fabrics.. What a fun quilt!

Ali Honey said...

Wow. You did such a lot! I love the colours in R K quilt best and always love anything set with black.

I don't miss the lamb feeding of my youth or first 10 years of marriage, but enjoy seeing your photos ......with no responsibility for me to look after them.

Margaret said...

The daisy Quilt , and how do you keep so busy ? - young I suppose, I have forgotten what it was like, the arthritis sets in you see _ And the sheep are always a pleasure

哲維維 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債....................................................................

loulee said...

Sickeningly productive! So was the ewe! LOL I'm only jealous cause I don't have time.
Your quilts look good.

traceyjay said...

some amazing work there Tracey! :)

(I just had to come say hello... since we both know how to spell our name "right") ;)