Saturday, March 15, 2008

borders and ice


wednesday's quilting class went very well. i'm so pleased i decided to go to a class as i'm learning lots of things that i would have glossed over if i had to rely on a book.
like measuring for borders - i would have just followed the pattern instructions and cut according to their pattern. but instead i measured and made my borders quite accurate!
amazing!!



sorry, bad picture - and yes, they are my toes and thongs.
when it's completed i will take some better photos. what impresses me most is how much i love my quilt. when i bought the fabrics, i had help choosing them and i loved them all but i couldn't really picture them all together. but now, with each border i add, i love it more.
fabulous! you've just gotta love crafting.

and here's a picture of louis having fun in the snow!




actually he's not in the snow - he's pretending the ice from my newly defrosted freezer is snow. it's quite hilarious as the photo was taken in 38C heat. we had just come back from a long leisurely swim. let me just say that the snow didn't last long......


my easter swap is ready to send. i will try and remember to take photos to post after it's received. i hope my swap partner likes very homemade bunnies. this one certainly doesn't look like it could have been bought from a shop.

i'm not going to mention the heat. there's no point.
l
x

18 comments:

Leanne said...

Can I come play in the snow Ha Ha. The quilt looks fab you should be really pleased with it.

de vliegende koe said...

When you won’t mention the heat I won’t mention the wind and the rain! LOL! Aren’t fabrics fun to play with? You quilt-top is looking great!

Gina said...

Oh if that were real snow!
Your quilt is stunning ~ you are very clever! Can't wait to see it finished :O) Hard not to mention the heat ~ can't see it cooling here for a while either..crank up that air con! Gx

Sarahs Home said...

The quilt is lovely, you have worked hard.. Well Done.. I had to look twice when I saw the little one playing in the snow, here was me thinking how the sun is always shining in your pictures..Take care and happy crafting.

Sarah x

Abby said...

ohhhh wwow... it is looking great.

this is my patch said...

Your quilt is lovely. I have always had a great love for quilts even though I couldn't sew one for toffee! It is strange because my blogs attract 'quilt people' and for that I am eternally grateful. x

Cosy said...

I think attaching the border is one of the most exciting parts. Then when the quilting is finished, the next exciting part is binding it. It's transforming!

I really like seeing your stage-by-stage photos.

Kris said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I'm glad you are enjoying your class. I love your weather comment. Lets ignore it and hope it goes away!

Sarah and Jack said...

It's gorgeous!

Christine said...

Your quilt is looking great. Lovely fabrics. Can't wait to see more. How is Emily going with hers. She has chosen beautiful fabric too. Happy stitching.

monique said...

Your quilt top is looking beautiful!
Wow, snow in that heat ÜÜÜ, so funny!

Kali said...

Hi Levin!
I've been thinking about you a lot over the past couple of weeks! I hope things are cooling down for you now.
WOW ~ your quilt top is so pretty, well done you :)

corry said...

Your quilt is coming along beautiful! And you are so right, it's wonderful seeing it changed each time after another border is added! I'll hope the weather has cooled down a bit, your longest heatwave was on the news here and I immidately had to think about you!

Teaching Handwork said...

they bring in snow to the zoo here in phoenix because we just don't get any!!! is that too funny!

Poppy & Mei said...

Oh Levin it's beautiful!!!! Xxx

Jelly Wares said...

The quilt looks FANTASTIC!!! Well Done!!! I bet you're alresdy dreaming up what you'll do for your next one, hey???
I have a hell of a time picturing certain colours together too, I guess it's a real art that comes with practice... Can't wait too see what fabrcis you choose for your next quilt...

Jodie

Jelly Wares said...

gxuytmnuThe quilt looks FANTASTIC!!! Well Done!!! I bet you're alresdy dreaming up what you'll do for your next one, hey???
I have a hell of a time picturing certain colours together too, I guess it's a real art that comes with practice... Can't wait too see what fabrcis you choose for your next quilt...

Jodie

SewToBed said...

I thought you said you couldn't sew!! The quilt top is gorgeous