Tuesday 23 August 2011

Busy, busy, busy

I had a bit of a spurt on some WIP's this afternoon:

finally got the top of this quilt done.  I absolutely love it.  The colours look amazing against the black (altho the picture doesn't show it up very well)

I made this with Amy Butler Bliss fabric.  Jenny bought me a charm pack for mothers day and I bought another two and hey presto:

They really are the most gorgeous colours and the black shows them off really well.

I also finished sewing these into rows:

I first saw this design 10 years ago, when I visited my brother and his family in America.  I knew straight away I would make it one day.

These were all made with scrap fabrics

And each mug has been blanket stiched onto the fabric

I also had a lucky find with the brown fabric as I think it looks like steaming hot tea!

I think I will use plain fabric to put in between the rows and the sashing: need to delve into my old sheet pile and see what I have. 

And then I have two quilts that can be hand quilted on those impending autumn/winter nights!  (a bit like today really!!)


  1. Hey! those mugs are so fun, I'd love to do that maybe on a pillow or something. Or a kitchen towel! I also very much like the black background on your other quilt, very bold!

  2. My what a busy beaver you've been! They are all looking great! Jxo

  3. You have been so busy, that black/coloured quilt is just a stunner.

  4. oh those soul blossoms look fabulous on black dont they? :-)

  5. Great work Catherine..both quilts look wonderful!

  6. Love the black with those colours. It is inspired!

  7. Just found your blog through Brit quilt and am now a follower. Love the Amy butler prints against the black


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