Wednesday, January 14, 2015

tablecloth progess

 This was the centre of the tablecloth at the start of the year.

As you can see I have made good progress over the year.
I am hoping to continue the trend this year.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

mystery quilt

Over on Bonnie Hunters blog there is a mystery quilt happening.
I am not doing the mystery this year although I am following with interest the progress of others.

I am doing my own little mystery here.
This is some of the fabric that I am using.

Stay tuned for progress.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Late April progress

I spent three days last week at a quilting retreat. As you can see by the photos, it was a beautiful place to get some stitching done.
I am still loving stitching the tablecloth.

I stitched some more hearts along the edge, some of the straight borders outside the hearts, filled in the honeycomb pattern at the edge and started filling in down the centre.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mid April progress

I am really happy with the progress I have made this fortnight on my tablecloth.

The honeycomb panel in the centre is finished.

I have now started to fill the honey comb in.
It is lovely seeing the cloth coming to life.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

tablecloth progress

My cloth has moved along over the last two weeks

This is a photo of the centre as it was two weeks ago.

Here is the picture of my progress.

I am really loving working on it and would spend everyday stitching on it if I could.

The mammoth tablecloth project

 This is the pattern for a cross stitch table cloth started more than 20 years ago.

The pattern is from an old Anna Burda magazine.
I was unable then to buy the width of linen that I need so I have modified the pattern.
The centre honeycomb pattern will now be narrower but the entire cloth will be longer so that it can be used an the extended table.

This was were I was at when I pulled it from the cupboard two weeks ago.

Centre honey comb section

Close up of corner block

Close up of next block

The centre honeycomb has hearts around the edge and will all filled in different colours. 

There is a border with little birds.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Wedding Quilt

It was my privilege recently to make a wedding quilt for a very special couple.

Here are the beautiful couple

The bride is from India so I primarily used the fabric line from Leesa Chandler called
 " Passage to India"

There are 9 Mariners Compass blocks which will always point you home

There are red and gold log cabin blocks.
These reflect the colours worn by the bride and groom.
The red blocks have a red centre that reflects the fire in the hearth.
The gold blocks have a gold centre that is the light that guides you home.
Together they represent the home that you create together.

This jewel print is used in several borders. The tear drop shape is commonly used for wedding and special occasion jewellery and decoration.

You will see the  gold border teams beautifully with the green and shows with harmony with which the Indian and Australian cultures merge.

 The border fabric was inspired by designs of 17th century Indian porcelain. It is found in the henna design worn by the groom and also in the decoration of the bride's sari.

The Quilt has double hearts quilted into the corners

and stylised lotuses into other panels.
The lotus can represent beauty, eternity, prosperity and fertility in Hindu.

The label is edged in purple, a favourite colour of the bride and groom and has the seven Hindu marriage blessings.

May you always be blessed with an abundance of comforts and resources, and always be helpful to one another in all aspects
May you be strong and complement each other, mentally, spiritually, and physically.
May you be blessed with prosperity and riches in all ways
May you have eternal love and trust together
May you be blessed with a happy family life and children
May you live in harmony together- staying true to your promises to your selves and one another
May you always remain best friends

The quilt contains all our love and best wishes for a long and happy marriage.