Monday, April 1, 2013

Not Fooling Around

Over Easter I couldn't resist playing with fabric.  The pattern,  Hunter's Star has long been a favourite of mine.   The pink fabric is an Aboriginal print that is available at Quiltsmith. It has large ants running all over the surface in and around concentric circles.


I like the combination of fabrics but sadly the stars seem lost.  I'm not giving up and next  I'll try a similar version but with black stars.  These 3 blocks will become my first table runner.  I don't really do table runners...

An accident in the mail reduced the 24" x 6.5" ruler into 2 separate rulers.  Luckily, the day was saved by a little ingenuity.   After a few minutes in the workshop smoothing off the sharp edges and filing both sides down,  there are 2 more rulers to add to my collection.  I'm sure the 2.5"x 6.5" ruler will prove extremely versatile.  The larger 20"x6.5" will be handy as well.

My quilt for Hanna is already finished.  Soile did a lovely job quilting it.  She kindly put the binding on as well.  She has posted a picture on her blog and here is another photo all the way from Finland.  The quilt is now on Hanna & Timo's bed.

There are lots of unquilted tops lying around.  I am making an effort to finish off some older projects, such as my red and white quilt.  Here is a picture of the back:

Like a picture of a polar bear in the snow, not very interesting unless you like hand quilting.  The lines are 1/2" apart, the feathers 6" diameter.  Slow going but I am enjoying the quilting.


audrey said...

Your quilt is lovely--the colors almost seem to glow! Hand quilting is a dying art isn't it? Your stitching is beautiful.

Michelle said...

I've killed a few of those 24" rulers myself. Good for you, smoothing out the edges! It never occurred to me that I could do that.

Janet O. said...

Oh, that ant fabric made me giggle. What fun!
Way to make lemonade out of a broken ruler.
Hanna's quilt is beautiful! Very nice work.
Who doesn't love seeing a polar bear in the snow--or lovely hand quilting?

Julie Fukuda said...

Such a lovely quilt finish! I'm glad I am not the only one with rescued rulers. Mail is one thing. Being sat on is another!

Crispy said...

Hanna's quilt is lovely and I happen to like seeing the back, it shows off the quilting better than the front :0)

Are you using the Hunter Star quilt for picnics? It would be perfect with those ants already on it LOL.


Carol G said...

I was wondering about your red and white quilt. Glad you are plugging away on it and hope to see the front one of these days. I rather like your pink and yellow blocks :-)

Janet said...

Your quilt for Hannah looks wonderful and so does the back of the red and white quilt. I'll look forward to seeing the front one day.
Great job on the broken rulers, I'll have to remember that in case.
Have fun on mark 2 of the hunter stars.