Thursday 14 March 2024

A quick gallop through the last 4 months

It's been an age, I know.  Cricket finished, winter cricket started, I have been working much more than previously and other caring responsibilities in the family have eaten into my sewing time.  That's life.  I have been sewing still, even more slowly than usual. 

I turned this pile of shirts, a skirt and a duvet cover

into this quilt top.  Using a duvet cover offers a much bigger piece of a single fabric than I am used to having.  I had used one side for a quilt back, so was only using the front, but even so there seemed to be loads of it.  You would think this would be a good thing but in fact it rather stumped me for a while.  I felt like everything I tried still looked more like a duvet than anything else. Hopefully I have managed, in the end, to produce something more than one step away from someone else's used bedding! 
Next up, a lovely pile of mostly green shirts.  I've had the one on the top left for ages (since some time during lockdown) and finally had enough other greens to give it a go.

This came together quite easily really.  I made a pile of one sort of block then, when I got bored, I started making log cabins instead and before I knew it, I had a finished top.
I also have a couple of fully quilted finishes, but will save those for the next post, in an attempt to build a tiny bit of blogging momentum.  


Robin said...

Well done! I am always so intrigued by what you put together and even more delighted by what you end up with.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

So lovely to catch up with you a bit! Your finish looks very far from a duvet cover, and I am really drawn to the palette of the second quilt top. :)

Mystic Quilter said...

How good to see you back Kaja! Such a great story on the making of the first quilt, reminds me of the beautiful older medallion style quilts in Roderick Kiracoffe's book. Amazing how you turned those fabrics and duvet into this treasure. Same goes with your second quilt, those different blocks all work so well together and the orange check popping up here and there was a good idea.

Janie said...

Yes, it's good to see you're back, life does happen after all!
And you have two gorgeous, amazing quilt tops.
Long live the improv force, it's strong within you.:)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely to see your post... and two super quilt tops! You certainly have a gift for turning shirts/duvet covers etc. into useable art.

Ann said...

Good that you found some quilting time with all the family stuff going on. I like the layout of your green one. Almost alternate blocks but better!

patty a. said...

Both tops are wonderful. I know what you mean when you have too much fabric of one print. It's the limited amounts that force more creative solutions. That orange plaid for the blues and greens top adds just the right zing!