Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Finally a finish!

Hi all,

I have finally finished something! YAY!

It is only small quilt, a table topper or placemat. The block is called Big Little George and the tutorial is from Lily’s Quilts.

I had to try this one, it is paper pieced and has curves! I thought finishing it square looked a bit boring so I made it octagonal!

Can you see the quilting? I had a play around with it. I did my standard scallopy look in the centre and used a new design for the outside, from The Free Motion Quilting Project,  it is called H2O.

I have been inspired to pull out the blocks from my month in Bee in Oz…

Sorry for the bad photo. This is what I had early yesterday…. I have added more blocks but haven’t put the pictures on the computer yet. I hope to have the blocks all joined together very soon and then it is border decision time!

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Marjorie said...

Bravo! Great job.

Karen 'n Chris said...

Ooooh - love the table mat. Congrats on the finish. Have to go look at the tute now.
The Bee quilt is going to be gorgeous when finished too.

Oops-Lah said...

Gorgeous table topper! I have read about curved paper piecing, but never tried it myself. How does that work? I really can't imagine it ;). I love the quilting you've done on it. I'm also a big fan of the Free Motion Project and often go there for inspiration. Your bee blocks look fantastic too.

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Elyte said...

Lovely table topper and how clever of you to give it an octagonal finish. Love the quilting too. Beautiful project.

Janet said...

What a lovely table mat, the quilting looks so great, well done you. The celestial quilt is coming along niceley, love the rocket.

Sue SA said...

The table topper is great...ohh curves by foundation piecing, thats got my brain ticking, I might just have to tackle my fear of curves now...thanks heaps! Happy quilting, Sue SA.

Wendy B said...

looks absolutely fab Jess! Very impressed with your jumping in, boots and all!!!! LOVE it!
congrats on a wonderful job
sugary hugs
Wendy :O) XXX