Playing with my new toy!

Hi everyone🙂

It has been a while since I’ve been able to do any sewing so I have a little something to share with you all that I’ve kept hidden from view for a few weeks. There’s a time when we are all far too busy to be sewing and blogging so I put this quilt to one side after taking the photos, knowing that there would come a time when my blogging withdrawal symptoms would kick in.

Little did I know that I would be getting a new toy to test when writing this post. You will see that I’ve been playing around with the photo settings, frames and suchlike. You could say I’m a bit new-fangled🙂

You may remember a few weeks ago that I became addicted to making Trip Around the World Bargello-style quilt tops. If you can’t remember, you can see them here, here, and here.

The blue one is now finished🙂 I quilted a watery ripple pattern and decided, in the end, to sew on a white binding rather than the blue I’d originally chosen. Here is the finished patchwork top.

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Close ups of the quilting pattern.
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The best bit…..the binding. You all know I love to hand stitch the binding, really I do!

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Here it is draped over the sofa🙂

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I really enjoyed making this one. I hope you like it too.

You may also wish to take a peep in the gallery of all the lovely black work from my Mystery Blackwork Stitch Along. The stitchers in the group have sent photos of their beautiful work for everyone to see. We are currently on stage five of six.

Thank you to everyone who has sent photos for the gallery and for all of the lovely comments and emails. It’s lovely to hear from you🙂

Now, all I need to do is the categories for this post and I can publish it. I hope all of the links work. If not, I’ll put them right on the laptop.  Wish me luck!

Have a wonderful crafty week🙂

Avis x

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30 Comments

  1. creative pixie

     /  June 15, 2013

    Your links work ok. I do love all your quilts, do you keep them all or do you give them as gifts?

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    • Thank you. They didn’t work at first. I had to sort them out on the laptop. I’ll get used to it. I do keep most of my quilts but I’ve given them as gifts as well🙂

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  2. Lovely it is! Be A Blessing because you’re Blessed. Mtetar

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  3. The quilting is great and the white binding was definitely the right choice. I love it – it is a truly great finish.

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  4. Avis, this quilt is gorgeous. The blue and white look fabulous and make the geometry of the quilt stand out . Love it.:)

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  5. Love it! The quilting perfectly suits it. Nice job!

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  6. The quilting really finishes it off well. Adds depth and texture. It’s lovely.

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  7. claire93

     /  June 16, 2013

    less is definitely more here ^^ simple but stunning ^^

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  8. Another lovely quilt. I particularly love the quilting in this one. Good job 😊

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  9. witchylin

     /  June 16, 2013

    Love the latest quilt Avis. It is so fresh with a real summer feel to it. The quilting really sets it off.🙂

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  10. great quilt, and it is great learning to play with your new toy – keeps you busier – LOL

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  11. I love the simplicity of this quilt design -it’s so effective! I’ve been playing with quilting too, but as you say, I’ve been too busy to put it up on my blog yet. I’ve got about four blog posts planned now, but no time to get them up! I am enjoying your blackwork SAL very much, but got behind again this week – I will send my photo on when I’ve caught up.🙂

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    • Thank you🙂 I look forward to seeing your black work. The gallery is looking wonderful! I’m sure you’ll catch up with blogging soon….and then it will be time for holidays.

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  12. Love your blue quilt! And I´m sorry I didn´t remember I was sewing part 5 of the embrodery🙂 Think I´m getting old! Or have too much to do right now🙂
    Gun, Sweden

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  13. I love this pattern! It’s like “modern navajo” feeling. I’d love to try it out sometime.

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I really enjoy reading your comments. Have a lovely day :-)

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