Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Ready For Wrapping

Not only have I finished the towel for my niece but her birthday isn't till Saturday so I'm ahead for once. She took some scraps of this horse fabric home with her last time, so I saved some and have appliqued it to this white towel. Her mum is hoping it will become her new comforter (in time) as the old one is a mere scrap of it's former self.

I've also finished a mug mat for FIL using some gardening fabric from my very first quilt.

This pinky one just needs the binding hand sewn on the back, and of the remaining four, three are quilted and awaiting bindings. Somehow I didn't cut enough batting so the last one is waiting patiently.

Here is my Rainbow Wall Hanging WIP which I managed to do some free motion quilting on at our patchwork group last Friday. I'm very happy with the way this daisy chain has turned out and the flame quilting was done a while back. I've also shadow quilted around the applique. (Click on the photos to see the quilting)

Now I have a dilemma for which I would love to here your opinions. My original plan was to have the chain of orange and plum blocks run horizontal - first picture - hence the flame quilting. But on Friday I accidently held it the other way - second picture - and now I like both.
I'm very new to machine quilting so other ideas on quilting the remaining sections would be very helpful also.
Wow, hope this isn't too long winded and thankyou if you're still here. For a treat, pop over and visit Jo Jo at Home Sweet Home, she's having a giveaway.
Edited 28 May: Sorry, I've fixed up the link to Jo Jo's now.
Happy Quilting


  1. Narelle your towel is very nice what a nice gift to get .I like the second photo of your wall hanging its nice that way.
    Hugs Mary.

  2. Your free motion quilting is very good - You should be proud of yourself!

  3. Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog 'Home sweet home' and leaving a comment for my giveaway. I wish you the best of luck. I will link you to my blog as well when I get a chance so you will end up with somemore visitors too! Jo x