Friday, October 5, 2012

[workinprogress]

A week of Spring in Melbourne typically means glorious days of sunshine, blue skies and gentle breezes, but don't forget to toss in a warm - 30C+ - day and follow it up with a return to Winter temperatures and rain and you get the general idea of what this week has been like so far.   That's Melbourne in Spring.


Summer and I aren't exactly friends, and I am trying to make the most of the glorious days, aided of course by the school holidays and lack of our usual routine.  Lots of distractions.  

But I have started a new quilt project.  I've spent a day or so rummaging through my fabric stash again, cutting squares for a custom order -  A modern I-Spy Quilt not unlike the Low-Volume Scrap Quilt completed last month.  


And I've spent today quietly stitching squares together into rows, and stitching rows together into a cute quilt top.  I so adore these fabrics and have decided that quilts like these are a great excuse for having a - rather extensive - fabric stash.


This custom quilt is for a little girl and I was pleased to find a few extra girly and picture fabrics in my stash which will make for great "reading" and story telling.  Every picture tells a story ...

Ready for basting and quilting.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Rita

21 comments:

  1. Is there any chance you would consider doing a tutorial on how you baste your quilts? I find this a particularly challenging step and would really like to improve as it seems to make a big difference to the quilting process.

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  2. Is there any chance you would consider doing a tutorial on how you baste your quilts? I find this a particularly challenging step and would really like to improve as it seems to make a big difference to the quilting process.

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  3. sounds like spring in UK...just without the 30C ;-(
    beautiful quilt as ever, Rita

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  4. Oooh some of my favourites in there - I can see Aneela Hoey and Heather Ross. I can't wait to see the finished shot.

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  5. What a lucky little girl! Those fabrics are certainly fun!

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  6. I love these fabrics they look so fresh.

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  7. Rita it's perfectly fresh, light but still so full of content. I agree - a great reason to keep an extensive stash!

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  8. She is a lucky girl.As always , fabulous quilt!

    Have a fun weekeknd.

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  9. What a wonderful idea! It will eventually end up in her college dorm room!

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  10. This will be a very sweet quilt! Well done!

    We are moving through autumn here in Sweden and in a few weeks summer (and autumn as well) will be distant memories. Good sewing weather!

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  11. So cute, Rita. I think I mistakenly donated the Dick and Jane text fabric to our church quilting group. SO wish I had it back...

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  12. I love the story in a quilt! I am so not prepared for the winter weather we are having today in Melbourne. We've only been here for 18 months and I'm not used to Melbourne weather yet!

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  13. So delicate. I love the simplicity ; )

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  14. Very pretty. The lucky little girl will still love this as she older as it is not 'babyish' like so many other 'I Spy' quilts.

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  15. Just lovely, as always!! How can I not love it, as always??

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  16. Another beauty Rita, I love your collection of fabrics!
    We arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday night, swimming on Thursday, winter coats on Saturday - you gotta love variety!!!!

    Christine x

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  17. Hi Rita - Looks beautiful! Can you share the name of the cute dog print with the pink and red flowers and bumble bee? It's really cute. I have a feeling it's an older print.
    ~ Kathy

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  18. Cudowne, rewelacyjne, piękne.
    Pozdrawiam
    ollart

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