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Another border!

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This version needs the border ‘filled out’ a little bit. It still looks a bit squashed.

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It is the same as 14A but with a different border treatment which comes directly from the EQ Library.

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I’ve been busy making covered coat hangers for one of my sisters. Ten so far and at least another five to complete. I just chose one of the simple designs available online. My sister wanted piping as well but …. if she wants piping I’m afraid she will have to make them herself. Time has been a massive issue for me the last 7 or 8 months I’m afraid. Mine are a little more padded than in the tutorial and I chose to use leftover cotton wadding/batting from some of my previous quilting projects. The only drawback with my coat hangers being more ‘plump’ is of course you fit fewer coat hangers on the wardrobe rail. I’m surprised how much wadding/batting is actually used. They are quite lovely but they do take some time to complete with the handwork required. Today I finished these ones with some satin ribbon and the plastic tubing to cover the metal hanger. I bought 2 metres of the tubing and I’ve almost used all of it already.

The satin in the covered hanger second from the bottom is leftovers from a dress my Aunt wore as a teenager and is well over 50 years old and is absolutely beautiful.

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Not sure about the border, looks a bit heavy for my taste but there’s a certain appeal about the design.

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It’s a nice change to have some time to play around in Electic Quilt. A nice pink quilt for a change too!
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Been busy working and when I’m not working I’ve been trying to quilt my Blue Gum Challenge Quilt which I should have finished shortly; fingers crossed.

It’s a cool winter’s day here and perfect for a bit of computer catch up.

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I thought I might look at a red and white option as well because there’s still quite a bit of interest. I think the black and white has more of an impact though.  Perhaps some more detail in the border would suit too!

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TTchallNot much time for designing, sewing or quilting these last few months. I brought a tea towel back with me last year and have been giving some thought to what to do with it. One option is of course a quilt. Here’s something I’ve been playing with.

 

 

 

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Yesterday I put the final border on my Orca Bay Quilt. The border pieces were assembled and ready for me almost 12 months ago but I needed to complete some more of my blue string sashing strips first. Wouldn’t you know it, I miscalculated and now have quite a few left over as well. I’m loving this design, it really is an eye catching quilt. I did have to buy quite a lot of fabric for this quilt, especially as I was given some of the blue string blocks and wanted the same colour hues through the design. I’ve never owned a lot of blues!

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Since returning from last year’s trip I can honestly say I’ve been so busy with outside work I haven’t really had a lot of time for quilt designing. In December I finally managed to complete my Blue Gum Challenge using whatever snippets of time I could manage. I will have to say sewing the hexagons for the final border took almost as long as the rest of the quilt. I am very pleased with the results. Initially I was going to put hexagons right around the outside of the quilt but when I started assembling and laying a few of them out for a ‘viewing’ I didn’t like the result – they were just too ‘heavy’ for the design of the quilt.

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Here’s my completed flimsy, I have now basted the layers together ready to quilt but I’m finding a little bit of piecing time a lot easier to achieve than a little bit of quilting time. I’m looking forward to a quieter time in a few weeks.

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