Monday, 29 June 2009

Top Complete.

I've finished the top for French Roses, I can't go on to complete the quilt today as I don't have batting for it. I do have enough, but it's a mixture of Dream Green and Warm and Natural. Best not to mix those two!! I'll be getting a piece of Dream Green for this one I think, I do like that stuff.
Janice asked for a closer look at the raw edges of the applique. I know there are a couple of ways to do raw edge work, I just followed the instructions provided with the kit. A simple cut shape stitched on with a slightly smaller stitch.
The back is cut away to reduce bulk, (especially where there are a few layers) and the next layer is then added. The idea is that once this has been washed and loved the edges will soften and become fluffy. That process has already started in places.
It's hard to see in the pictures I took but I substituted some of the back ground squares just for a bit of variety. I didn't quite get the look I was hoping for, but never mind. I plan to quilt this very simply, well I like simple. I'll criss cross through the roses and possibly get adventurous and zig zag the borders!
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This evening I plan to sit and stitch the label, yes it's prepped and sat in my sewing basket with a few others which I prepped last night. I'll get this bundle done, then get on with another quilt, time I think to toss that coin and get on with the denim. I bought more denim yesterday while I was out. I also found this in the same charity shop.
It was on a cord with a rusty old clasp, I cut the cord off and plan to get a new one sometime next week. It's not real Ivory, I think it would have cost more than £0.50 if it were, but very pretty all the same.
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Right, I'm off to shop for batting, then I'll curl up and stitch a couple of labels before dinner.
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Gratitude's
1) A cool breeze through the window.
2) Labels are quick and easy.
3) Salad for dinner.

9 comments:

Ann J said...

Love the quilt Lou! Seem to have lost you off my reader list, has this changed by you going private ?
Luv...J

Karen said...

So very pretty! Now, are you to wash the quilt after you quilt it? What happens to the raw edges?

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilt is lovely.

Miss 376 said...

I can imagine it will look lovely with the fluffy edges. I'd be scared cutting out the back

sewkalico said...

What a lovely quilt - so cute. (ps your posts not showing on my reader either!!)

Lynda said...

This quilt is gorgeous and has given me an idea. A young friend is shortly to be buying a house and I said I would make her a quilt. Since she requested pink, this would be perfect for my dislike of pretty and her love of pink!

Rose Marie said...

This is gorgeous and will look wonderful once all quilted and washed!

Chookyblue...... said...

this looks beautiful..........must have a go at raw edge applique.........

Chookyblue...... said...

this looks beautiful..........must have a go at raw edge applique.........