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Friday, August 14, 2015

Scrappy Chook quilt

This beauty has been the focus of my attention for the past week or so . . . .


I ve been stitching in the ditch, on the diagonal, with the plan being to stabilise the quilt. Allowing me to come back later and do some gorgeous free motion quilting.


The job was way to big for the sewing cabinet so I have had to take over the dining room table . . . .
luckily the Googy household is pretty used to this and are happy to share their dinner with my quilt and Victoria 
One day I will have to invest in a new sewing  cabinet that has the extension table on the back . . . . 


The label is on, I guess I should explain why it s called the scrappy Chook quilt.
The two times that I have been fortunate enough to visit the Chook shed I have had the great fortune to sleep under one of chooky's gorgeous quilts. I loved it so much I wanted to make one for myself. So waaayyy Back in 2013 I did a workshop at Cottage on the hill. Kerry helped me by working out the pattern and choosing a lot of the fabrics, anyway you can see Chooky's quilt and read more about my quilt here


My Attic 24 cosy blanket, is all but finished. As you can see I had to fold it over the line, it s pretty long , I just need to put the borders on. Sadly as I started crocheting the border I realised that I was going to run out of wool so I had to buy more . . . .  Of course why pay postage on four balls of wool when you can get another whole kit for only a little extra . . . . So as we speak my next potential Attic 24 blanket is heading my way.




I hope your hands are working on a project that you love
Ciao

Googy Girl
"Life is like a cup of tea, it s all in how you make it"


6 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased to see the quilting progressing..........

shez said...

Wow Trish it's gorgeous,well done and I also love your crochet blanket,I hope you have a lovely day xx

Susan said...

Love the backing you've chosen. It looks like a good every day quilt that will get lots of use. I think you did the right thing ordering more wool.....

KERYN B said...

Really pretty quilt, it will be lovely to sleep under, your crochet blanket looks lovely and warm.

Fiona said...

Love your quilt... it's so great. I also like to do quite a bit of in the ditch to stabilise before fmq.... the crochet blanket is lovely too and good to hear another is going to be started...
Hugz

Jenny said...

Both quilts are lovely. Great job.