Saturday, 10 March 2012

Science Project finished!

Apologies for being a bit quiet at the moment. I have become a victim of my own success - my craft classes are going so well that I am totally wearing myself out teaching them! And it is leaving me with very little time to make pretty things and, more importantly, look at all the pretty things you lot are making!
So I went right up to the wire with my quilt for the Fab Little Quilt Swap. Just finished in time for the international posting deadline on Monday. This is the Solid Science quilt that I wrote about a few weeks back.
By now you all know how much I love to hand quilt, and I couldn't resist picking out the circles in tight concentric bands, very hypnotic and soothing to stitch. I finished it with a very thin binding of Kona Charcoal.
Here is the back. I used some left over curves to make a new block and appliqued it to this piece of Robert Kaufman tea cup fabric. The quilt is exactly 24 inches square.
I am really struggling with sending this quilt away. I really love this one! Usually I am happy to set them free and move on to the next project, but I just don't want to part with it. If I had had more time I might have made another for my partner and kept this one for myself.
 I guess I can always make myself one some day, maybe a full sized quilt!
Ok, I think that's enough adoring photos of the quilt. Let's move on to one other thing I actually managed to make. If you remember, I sewed up all the little trimmings from this project into 3 different mini panels and asked for your suggestions as to what I should make with them.
Well a needlebook seemed to be the most popular (and easiest!) idea, so that's what I've made. I framed the panel in left over charcoal binding. I think it looks kind of woven.
Now all I need to do is pack these up and get them mailed on Monday *sob*. And then turn my attention to the next thing on my very long list!

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely and utterly fab Jo. It is soooo great to see other hand-quilters in the blogosphere!

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  2. I can't wait to see who the lucky recipent is...so jealous! Yes, that would be a great bed cover!

    First thing I thought of when I saw the needlecase is a stacked stone wall....lots of those around here!:)

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  3. The quilt is stunning. Your swap partner is very lucky! xx

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  4. It's turned out beautifully! I'm not surprised it's going to be hard to part with!

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  5. It's beautiful and will be loved -not the same as keeping it, but what other beauty is coming your way??

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  6. Oh I am sad for you and sad for me because I'm not in the swap which means there's no chance it's coming to me :) The quilt is so great for so many reasons.

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  7. It's marvellous - I love it! And the quilting is stunning!! Oh, and I love the needle case too! Glad the classes are going so well - take care and don't forget to grab some time for yourself!

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  8. Loved this when I first saw it and still do. Make one for yourself. We should all have time to make our favourite quilts as keepers.

    And congratulations on the success of your classes. Well deserved!

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  9. Lovely! And your quilting is incredible!

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  10. Oh it looks fab, no wonder you didn't want to part with it! So glad the classes are going so well, are you free Thursday for a wee MQG meeting? It's at All Bar One on St Vincent St at 7:30 if you are :o)

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  11. hola soy un artesano de cuero ,y ando buscando alguien que me invite para artesanio,por favor si tu puedes este es mi email:jocavaral@gmail.com gracias

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  12. I tried a quilt like this, that was in Sew Hip magazine a while ago. Unfortuately, it wasn't very successful as I couldn't get things to line up. Yours is beautiful!

    Jacqueline

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  13. Your quilt absolutely rocks, I love it. Really great work. :-)

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  14. Thank you so much. I was so happy to see it when I opened the package. I was clueless when I looked at this blog before I received this package. I am so lucky because I have received more from you before. Thanks you so much. It will be cherished for a long long time.

    Mary K.

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  15. Just saw your science quilt over at KCMQG! Love it! This is my kind of science!

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  16. Love it. Mu son looked at it and said "Whoa, that's cool, you look at it and start to see rainbows!"

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  17. I love your quilts! You do a lot! Never apologize for a spell of rest!

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  18. I love this Science project will you do a tutorial?
    judy

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  19. Your "Science Project" quilt is so beautiful.

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  20. Good to see that people still hand quilt. Beautiful. Thank you for lighting my fire. Time to get going again

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