double dutch in 1930′s fabrics

This fabric is sooooo pretty to work with. The colours are gorgeous and fresh with your eye always looking out for the little details in design. I last worked with reproduction 1930′s fabrics when I had my little Laura in 2002. Her quilt was all handstitched with lots of love.

This little pretty is for another little girl, for her soon to be new single bed. Her mum and dad wanted something she could always have and not date. I had been dying to make Double Dutch from the book Quilts made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr. So when Joanie and I started discussing fabrics and patterns it jumped right out at me. I have loved every minute of making this one.

I have said this before but I love pinning the three layers of my quilt together. It is so satisfying…why?

~ I get to admire the colourful fabrics as they are stretched out on my table all over again

~ I’m close to quilting

~ I love my colorful pins and the cute little tin I bought in Paris for them (they had yummy chocolate coated almonds that were shaped and coloured like real green olives) Yes I did buy the choclates knowing that the tin would one day hold my pins…sad I know!

~ basting a quilt is so calming and quietens my busy mind.

So here it is snuggly clamped down ready for pinning.

And finally all gathered up ready to be quilted. I haven’t yet decided on the colour of my thread but I think lots and lots of lines going down the length for this little one.

Do you enjoy the basting of your quilt or is it your least favourite part…I know for some friends it is.

Melissa

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Superhero quilt

This little one is so bright and colourful. Super hero playground cot quilt, headed off to it’s new owner ready to brighten up a little boy’s room. Best wishes to Nadiah on the arrival of her first baby boy very soon. Such a wonderful and exciting time. This has been my first ever commisssioned quilt for a client. Although I have made many many quilts for friends and sold a few at my new market, this was very special as it is my first one where I worked with a client. Thank you Nadiah! I hope it brightens your precious boy’s room and becomes something he loves and cuddles as he grows up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A label added for a little boy’s name and birth date…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa

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Colourful pins

Coloured safety pins…it adds to the enjoyment of seeing three layers of a quilt come together.

Whizzed off to Jalan Petaling this morning to get my new order of natural 100% cotton batting. With 3 hours before the girls start arriving home there is enough time to layer 2 quilts, pin them together with my pretty safety pins and start quilting!

I love pinning the layers together it’s when my plan on how to quilt them suddenly comes alive.

 

 

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