Thursday, May 21, 2015

Practice makes ……..

I was going to head this post Practice makes Perfect - but it may not so better
not chance it!!

Six rows of my H quilt all sewn together with four more to go, sorry the bottom
two rows are missed off this picture, it's 90" long and I couldn't
get it all in one!  I see it is blurry, these
pics were taken early morning with my iPhone the next ones should be nice and clear.

Now below is where the practice comes in, I felt this quilt needed
something simple so as not to wipe out the lovely fabrics and I was
really pleased with my rolling waves quilting on
Sailing through Suez - see this post over at Cultural Fusion blog I decided to
do another larger version of that design, not so much overlapping
of quilting lines this time. The beige thread is just so I can
see how the design looks on a row of practice blocks.

The thread I'm going to use is the same as on Suez, it's an Aurifil variegated
- Marrakech or Marrakesh whichever you prefer!

I love this colour way because it just seems to blend in so well.

John and I went into the city yesterday and called in the most
beautiful small book store, an amazing selection of very special books, one of which
I had been trying to hunt down because I had read that colouring in
was the new therapy for stress relief - just what I needed and

as you can see it is sitting on my table runner at home, watch for a post later.

The next book was pure indulgence!!!

Truly glorious!!!
I now feel I should like to re-arrange furniture, make new covers for chairs and
hunt for paint - somehow I don't think that's going to happen!
Next post over the weekend when I hope to have six green stars ready and waiting.

Enjoy the rest of the week.


  1. Really like how the H blocks look when they're all together.

  2. your H blocks look great. that looks like a good choice for quilting too.

  3. hey awesome quilting......looking great!

  4. Oh my, this H quilt has turned out to a crown jewels of a quilt. You inspire me to pick out all my most vibrant fabrics and get on with a new quilt. But my UFO' are at 37 so I'm taking time off from new stuff and finishing those first. Simply gorgeous!

  5. Love all variety of fabrics in this quilt! and I think the rolling waves quilting is the perfect choice! The colouring-in book looks fascinating!

  6. Hooray for your H blocks, they look great! I really like your wavy quilting. Your new books look wonderful, I hope the colouring in works for your stress.

  7. I too love how the H blocks are looking. I've seen those colouring books - they look like a lot of fun.

  8. Beautiful thread for a great quilting. The books seem marvelous!

  9. Beautiful H top and love the quilting plan! I've been a big fan of coloring for years . . . need to add one of these coloring books/colored pencils to my stash (already have the giant box of crayons).

  10. Beautiful! I am a no reply blogger, but you are more than welcome to visit my blog. :)

  11. Linda thank you for the invite to visit - shall do!

  12. Love that wavey quilting - is is just done with a walking foot. Also what is the name off the book shop you found, I'm always on the hunt for new book shops in Auckland.


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