Tuesday, 25 March 2014

T on Tuesday......T is for QuilT! Scrapbooking of sorts!

Hello there

Tuesday again?  What!!!!  I am sure weeks are going quicker now than ever!

As it is Tuesday I am going to share my cup of tea with you Elizabeth and Bleubeard, as well as my latest project.
As some of you may know from my mentioning it on previous posts, I am desperately trying to finish a quilt by Saturday - THIS Saturday.  Well last night I managed to tack the quilt to some backing fabric I found - no doubt bought for some project I have long forgotten about many many MANY moons ago, as well as finding just enough cotton wadding to use without joining bits together.  Fate or what? So I ironed the fabric and the quilt top to within an inch of its life and tacked all three layers together. 

Now I remember from a workshop/get together many years ago that you should let the fabrics "rest" overnight before starting to quilt them.  So this I did.  I will start quilting in earnest tonight.   Whilst looking for fabric to back this quilt I also found another quilt top which I made in around 2000, I found the actual fabric I bought for the backing and I ironed those pieces and put them together, so hopefully I will have another quilt for our Quilt Exhibition in June!!  As well as that, this means that I have managed to empty more stash from my overflowing boxes!  Wahoo!
Now the photos I am sharing with you today are all little Snippets of the quilt.  I thought I would tease you all a little and I could also prove that I am working on something.  

The whole quilt, which is a wall hanging measures 32" x 42".  Some of the fabrics I bought in Praha when Mr and I last went and I managed to find similarly coloured ones to make up the collection I am using here at the Quilter's Guild AGM last year.  I have also used some Snippets of fabrics too so I shall taunt the Snippets Playground too!  We won't even mention the snippets of fabric, bondaweb, stitch and tear, and threads that are currently littering my craft room floor! 

Have any of you recognised some of the tools I have used to make this yet?  The clock below must be the most recognisable one!!   Yep!  I have used a mixture of Tim Holtz, Sizzix and Spellbinders dies, as well as some electronic dies on my Silhouette!  Don't you love it when different hobbies collide?  

Below is this week's cuppa.  It is my first cup of the day so is Glengettie and in one of my favourite Sophie Allerton Chicken mugs.   I didn't dare have my cuppa too close to my quilt!!!  
In case you are wondering where the scrapbooking element of today's post is, the quilt is a reminder of last year's AGM where some of us went to a large House near to Nottingham.  The blocks are each elements of things that were at the House.  All will be revealed when it is finished!  It WILL be finished on Friday night.  Why Friday?  We have a Group Area Day on Saturday where some of us who went to the House will be meeting up and doing a Show 'n Tell of our challenge quilts!  

Thanks for popping over.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my quilt so far.  I shall pop back to see you, though it may be a little late!



ElizabethR said...

My fave cup of tea!!!! The quilt is looking good and I can't wait to see the finished whole thing, TH and all.
I would love some tickets, yes please, that came out backwards lol. Do you still have my Addy? If not ping me and I'll send it you.
Hugs Elizabeth xxx
ps how much do you want for them? And if you say nothing I'll just find something at Port Sunlight for you this weekend anyway!! xxx

SARN said...

Hi Sam . . . well, I am not a quilter, but it looks highly skilled and lovely from the snippety pictures you've shown us.

Good luck getting it finished on time and have fun at the weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Divers and Sundry said...

oh, i love your blue/brown/gold color scheme :) i do hope you publish a photo of the finished piece. this is lovely!

my mother would've loved your cup (& i do, too), because she liked chickens and she had fond memories of her mother keeping chickens out in her backyard when she was a child. sweet :)

dawn said...

Hello! I love seeing quilt's since I don't quilt, sew or anything of that nature. I love quilts and love this one. The colors, the pictures, all of it is so pretty and fun!!! Can't wait to see it all together.
Good luck finishing it and enjoying your time out this Saturday.

Terry said...

I was a tea drinker years ago, but now coffee, so I will share a cuppa with you! Loving your quilt and the great colors and the adding of the dies, is so clever! Can't wait for the finished quilt! Enjoy the week!

Linda said...

This quilt is truly a work of heART! How beautiful-what i see of it anyway:) Your chicken mug is such fun. Happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

What a gorgeous creation and your fabrics are such wonderful colors too!
Great cuppa you have there...Happy T Day to you...

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, that's a win win win situation, isn't it? You use up some stash, you get to have fun AND you end up with a beautiful quilt! Love the colour scheme, it works really well :-)
I'm sewing like mad at the moment, making stuff to fundraise for band but also stuff to sell at Julia's next card marathon day to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind!
LLJ xxxx

Gay Peplow said...

I am in awe Sam, your quilt is looking fabulous! I can't wait to see it revealed in all it's glory:D I wish you speedy fingers to get it done by Saturday :D Gay x

Rita said...

Very pretty! I have never quilted. Looks like a ton of time and patience is needed. ;)
Happy T-Day! Love the chicken cup! :)

Halle said...

Such lovely colors and designs on your quilt.
Happy Tuesday!

Krisha said...

WOW! I can't wait to see the whole quilt. I do admire any body that can quilt, you tease pictures are so pretty.

Happy T-day

butterfly said...

It's looking simply wonderful, Sam! You already know I love the colours, and I'm so excited by how you've incorporated the crafty dies into the work... amazing!! Good luck with the deadline.
Alison xx

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to see the finished project!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

If I didn't have such an aversion to sewing I would totally be a quilter. It appeals to me and I love quilts. Yours are looking totally yummy! I do recognize the Tim clock.

Kathleen said...

Looks like it is going to be another stunning creation of yours. Love the colours.

Kath x

Denise Price said...

Sounds like things are coming together really well with your quilts. I adore the blue/brown color mix, and I look forward to seeing the completed quilt. Happy T Day!

Bonnie said...

I've put a touch of Gin in my lemonade. Cheers!

Nancy said...

Great quilt pics--love that you mixed those hobbies, your quilt is looking beautiful :)
Happy Tea Tuesday!

Dianne said...

I am always a fan of quilts...yours is lovely. Good luck with getting it finished!

Myriam Kozik said...

Happy (day late) T-Day!
Oh that's me (rooster) - I love your chicken cup!
What a beautiful color scheme. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Sue said...

Hi Sam I wish I could do quilting it always looks really fabulous and yours is gorgeous! huggles Sue xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just got home and am so excited to see this T post. You are a fantastic seamstress. I'm a sewer, someone who tears fabric instead of cutting and measuring. I never stitch straight, couldn't even if paid all the money in the world. So, of course, I am in awe of your sewing skills.

Did I recognize some of those flowers as dies, too? Not just the clock, but some of the other pieces, including the tulip and leaves. I really look forward to seeing this completed. Friday? I'll be by to check it out.

Thanks for sharing your chicken cup AND your sneak peek at the quilt for T.

Di said...

Gorgeous snippets of quilts Sam - I do hope you show us the whole items in the fullness of time.

When you gonna make the Playground a couple for the treehouse when folk feel off colour?



Ann B said...

You can't beat a cup of tea out of a china cup, tastes so much better and what a pretty cup.
Love your quilts and the colours, need to see more please.
Ann B

scrappymo! said...

A post full of love!
Your quilt peeks are tantalizing...the colours and the patterns you have shared look fabulous.
Love the colours and the paterns you have appliqued to the quilt front.

How cool is it that you found the other one and ironed them both so you are well prepared for crafty nights ahead!

I think that teamug is fab...The pattern is so cute but the "cluck cluck cluck" on the inside is so perfect!

Karen Petitt said...

This is stunning! A fantastic way to use snippets too.
I have quite a lot of Liberty Lawn fabric in my a box under the bed from where I used to sew many years ago. I used to make my own tops and skirts quite a lot and I have a large box full of fabric.
I have always wondered if I could use my dies on fabric and if I can use that fabric to make a cotton quilt - thank you!
I now know I can use my dies I just got to figure out if I can make a patchwork quilt with it!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Karen x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your teases are brilliant, Sam! I've always admired those who can quilt. Well done making the deadline, too. I can't wait to see a photo of the whole thing! Hugs, Darnell