Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Helen Stubbings & Kathy Schmitz fabrics
Hello and welcome good people!
Today I am sharing with you Fleur's pretty baby quilt and one of my own quilts finished.
Isn't this a pretty little quilt, so soft and sweet, made from Helen Stubbings fabrics, simple piecing and simple quilting.
Fleur asked for simple ditch stitching and cross hatching.............done!
A photo of the back shows off the simplicity, the use of wool batting has worked well.
I am excited to share a finish of my own, my Wendy Briggs stitcheries using a fat quarter bundle by Kathy Schmitz , her fabric range "Piecemakers".
I really like the traditional style of cross hatching across the stitcheries, to do this I always used a fine blending thread. The stitcheries themselves were completed using Cottage Garden Threads and Aurifil threads.
Throw in a funky feather, orange peel, swirls, straight lines, curling ribbon and a swagged border and you have a nicely textured quilt.
Part of the fabric bundle was a panel that I thought worked well as part of the backing.
A photograph in front of my Wisteria bush on a warm fine spring day was pleasing.
I have had a florist friend staying for a couple of days and I thought it would be nice to have a vase of freshly "'picked & plonked in a vase" display in the guest bedroom.
A pretty sad attempt when you see the lovely bunch my friend made me from her garden!
I love the white Protea (which she grows) nestled in some other pretty flowers and wrapped up with some grapevine.
Happy spring days to you!