Saturday, 20 February 2010

Wonky Houses, Wonky Quilting

I've just finished a single/lap size quilt for my sister-in-law's birthday at the beginning of March. I've used Bonnie Hunter's Happy Scrappy Houses pattern. It is truly a scrap and practice pattern; I didn't have to buy any material to make it, though my supplies are running a little low now. And I've practiced my machine quilting on it, using patterns from Patsy Thompson's Fast and Free DVD Volume 1.






































I've used Golden Arches in the blocks and Es in the sashing and borders. For the first time I actually felt as if I was getting some control of my machine whilst I was quilting. I still need lots of practice, but now I actually think that I might get there one day. The main thing that let me down was my basting, which let things get a bit puckered in places.

I've been working on a couple of things also which I hope to finish in the next day or so, as well as some longer term projects.

11 comments:

Bec said...

It looks FANTASTIC! I was only eyeing off this quilt of Bonnie's the other day.....

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OH! So sneaky, you are!!! Here I've been wondering if you've been able to get some sewing in....and then you come and WOW us with a completed quilt!!!
The quilting is VERY impressive Amanda :0) Great job!!!!

Amelia said...

Amanda, that looks great...both the pattern and the quilting...something new for you...just traveling down a road you have never traveled before...I am sure you sister in law will be quite impressed.

Making log houses using scraps is fun (I think as I did it once).

scraphappy said...

Wow! I can definitely see why the quilting on Wonky houses makes you feel optimistic. It looks fabulous! I guess practice is the key. I suppose that holds true for lots of things other than quilting as well. Isn't it great to have the time, energy and motivation to be able to work on mastering such a complicated skill?

Simone de Klerk said...

What a wonderful quilt and I love the way you quilted it. Could you give me some more information on the DVD?

Heckety said...

I really like your scrappy happy hoosies! Shame about having to go fabric shopping soon though- can I come???

Kay said...

Oh wow! Have I been gone this long? You've managed to finish a whole amazing quilt? Absolutely gorgeous!

Candace said...

I love your Wonky Houses and the quilting looks great. I have loved that pattern since Bonnie first came up with it, and yours is wonderful.

Lynn said...

What a terrific finish. Your sister-in-law is very fortunate! I love the colors and the scrappy houses. And your quilting! It gives such interesting dimension to your blocks. Really well done!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Great Finish! I love the way you have quilted it...looks fab!

Katie said...

Love your wonky houses....and your quilting. It sure is amazing how much practice it takes! :-)