Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Quilt Kits

This week I've been working on quilt kits to go up for sale on the website.  This one is a very simple celtic wall hanging aimed at a complete beginner.  The celtic panels are from Fabric Freedom and make a lovely colourful splash.  I'm hoping it will appeal to beginner quilters because it uses the principles of quilting but there's a minimal amount of piecing to do.

The other quilt kit that I'm working on is a rag quilt using a rather gorgeous cat fabric.  It's the first rag quilt that I have made using my accuquilt to cut the squares.  What a wonderfully easy way to make a rag quilt - all the fringes are ready cut so there are no hours spent cutting the seams into fringes after it's all sewn together.  A few more washes and this one should be nicely ragged.

The major work in progress is quilting the Morris quilt.  I've had some wonderful suggestions in from other quilters on a more imaginative name to give the quilt and now I'm trying to get it quilted in time for Friday's newsletter.  I wanted to lighten the cream fabric through the quilting so I have used micro stippling in white thread - well as micro as my stippling can get, anyway!  So far it seems to be working and I'm quite pleased with the way that it's turning out.

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Janine said...

I love your rag quilt with those glimpses of cats :)

Kristy QP said...

Loving the look of the Celtic kits!

The Thompsons said...

I particularly love the Celtic kit - the colors and design are awesome!

Wendi said...

Wow, you are busy! I can't wait to see the Morris Quilt all quilted up. It looks lovely!

Rose Smith said...

thanks, Wendi. I've just finished the quilting now.
Thanks Kristy QP and the Thompsons - I think the celtic fabric is lovely, too. They have metallic thread fabric to go with it.
Thanks, Janine - it's so much easier making a rag quilt with the accuquilt.