Wednesday, 28 March 2012

WIP Wednesday

Just a few quilting projects on the go this week. My yellow and gray quilt came back from being quilted, so I am adding the binding today.
Sunshine & Clouds - FOR SALE

These two quilted table runners are also at the binding stage. The cherry runner is free-motion machine quilted with a leaf motif that I wanted to practice. It's not perfect, but I think that leaves in nature are not always perfectly formed either, so it just adds to the character of the finished piece. I added a little folded accent strip just inside the quilt binding and think it really pops!
Fresh Cherries - FOR SALE

Chevrons & Roses - FOR SALE

The lovely zig zag chevron quilt was made from a beautiful floral fabric I've had for quite some time. When I bought it, I was reminded of my Oma (grandmother) who passed away when I was quite young, but she wore dresses with these big floral prints. I found 2 fat quarters of it in my fabric stash, so this quilted table runner is a bit larger than some of the others I've made recently.

Do you buy fabric or decor items because of pleasant memories they bring back?

--Ann

2 comments:

  1. The leaves look great! It's a wonderful FMQ design to work with so many projects, and I love the zig zag. I have a few fabrics that I buy because they remind me of someone, or of my favorite things. It's fun when you find a good use for them, or just keep them to trigger the memory!

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  2. I'm really coming to love the pairing of yellow and grey. There's something about it that makes it hard to take my eyes off.

    Memories rarely influence my fabric purchases, but sometimes I'll still pick up something in lavendar because it reminds me of good times.

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