Wednesday, 29 December 2010

First Strip Quilt Top

Well the sewing has come to a staggering halt. I wrenched the muscles in my shoulder Christmas Eve morning and it's still playing me up. Lots of Deep Heat, warm baths and Ibuprofen but it's still not right.

So, I thought I'd share my strip quilt with you today. As soon as I saw these Anthology fabrics (High Society - Safari), I knew I had to have them. I dithered by a few days and missed out on one of the prints. Not to worry. Once they arrived, they certainly did not disappoint. I wanted to show off the designs in them, so decided a strip quilt would be the way to go. It's my first and I am chuffed, although feel I may have gone slightly too long. I think it should be okay, though. So, here is the quilt top:

I am not entirely sure how I will quilt and what I will do to the back yet. I bought half yards so there is  still plenty left - I think it will be a solid with some strips of this fabric pieced in - we'll see.................

In the meantime, I have a stack of Carolyn Gavin Wild Thyme from Fabricworm which is calling me and ideas are whizzing around my head

photo courtesy of Fabricworm

I've matched in a couple of solids and think I may just make Ashley's Unfurnished quilt

Of course, by tomorrow, I could totally have changed my mind! Here's hoping for a better shoulder so that I can at least start cutting


Cathy C said...

Fab blog Sarah & STUNNING quilt work you've done too! one day I'll pop up & have a stroke (and a lesson) IRL!
Looking forward to seeing more great creations - hope your shoulder gets back to normal very very soon hun!

Rachael said...

Wow Sarah you have been busy how do you find the time!!! Love those strips and those Wild Thyme fabrics are just gorgeous can't wait to see what you do with them.....are you taking commissions?!?! lol.
Hope your shoulder feels more comfortable soon, I prescribe plenty of massage therapy from DH :)