Tuesday, 16 April 2013

waddling

*when i first started quilting i thought wadding was called waddling*

did you have a nice weekend? i had a very 'sew-ie' weekend as i mentioned earlier i did pretty well and got two finished but i ran out of wadd(l)ing so i decided to make table runners.
im very happy of one of my finishes cause i tried a new to me quilting technique


i jumped on the #scrappytripalong bandwagon when the impromptu quilt along started on instagram, it really is such a quick and fun quilt to put together once you get your head around the seam ripping


what i love about it is that i got to use some of my favourite fabrics and some of my not so favourite fabrics and they all work well together, this truly is scrappy, using near every print in my stash



 i decided to step out of my stippling zone and try something new, i went with the dogwood quilting and after just a few hiccups i was away, its really fun and creates such a nice look, you should try it, its not hard at all


my new favourite solid is bella aqua and i think it is just the perfect finishing frame to balance out the scrappyness


its quite a big quilt perfect for snuggling under and looking at all the different fabrics, i didn't really like it before i quilted it, but i reallly like it now!!

rachael x

linking up with fabric tuesday at Quilt story

13 comments:

  1. The quilting is really nice and I just love the way quilting makes a quilt cone 'to life'. Fab finish. Di x

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  2. I agree with Di about the way quilting makes the quilt come to life. Sometimes I look at someone's top and think I don't get it - then they quilt it and it's wonderful. I think yours is beautiful!

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  3. You did a great job with the quilting. It gives such a nice looking texture to your quilt. Very lovely finish!

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  4. This is beautiful! I especially love the mint coloured binding!

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  5. I totally agree- sometimes I like a quilt MUCH better after quilting - sometimes from 'ho hum' to 'totally love'! I am feeling the aqua blue binding - it is perfecto!!!

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  6. Wow! Truly beautiful R! I love scrappy quilts, and I love your quilting too! Well done! Jxo

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  7. It is beautiful! The quilting is awesome, such a good choice for this quilt. I've done the orange peel quilting a couple of times and love the results.

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  8. First time visiting (through Fabric Tuesday) - what a bright and cheery trip-along and I really love the aqua as well - perfect color to balance the whole piece out. I haven't been bit by the scrappy trip-along but I have to say that because almost everyone has done one I feel like I might be missing out on something! :) Love your version and will be following in the future to see what other quilts you make.

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  9. I love your quilt!. So many different fabrics, the quilting, the mint binding. All Beautiful.

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  10. It's a lovely quilt. I love the summery colours.

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  11. I love dogwood quilting too! This is really nice, I think I'm the only person on earth who hasn't made a Scrappy Trip Along.

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  12. What a great quilt - dogwood quilting is def on my list now! :)

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