Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A Really Satisfying Swap and a Sandwich


Despite the teaser-photo above, first up is a long overdue 'thank you' to my swap partner in the Sew Happy Geek Mug Rug Swap. The mug rug and additional pot stand I meant to say teapot stand - oops! (I know, I was very spoiled), are really really lovely.



Just my colours, and beautiful clean, modern lines. To say I like them a lot is a very big understatement.


Thanks so much Jac! It was a really big pleasure swapping with you!


The mug rug I made for Jac is here.

So - the Sandwich?

I've been under the weather recently, but it was great to get back into some sewing this weekend.

Remember my New Wave quilt top? Is it really so long since I pieced it?

The link here is that the scraps from this were used for the mug rug swap. Shame on me that it's taken so long to do the next bit.


First, I chose a Heather Bailey print for the back - Hop Dot in cream. I used this method to make my quilt sandwich. And yes - that crumpled-looking mess above is the result. I am still in love with spray basting - and I'm definitely getting better at it every time.

And now I'm in the middle of stitching in the ditch along all the lengthwise seams so that it holds together for a long time. I'm going to do a little hand stitching in the sashing strips....



While making the mug rug I really fell in love with the perle cottons and I loved the effect they gave, so here's to another 6 months or more of working on this quilt! I think it will be worth the time it takes though.


Linked up here, here, here, here, here and here of course!

22 comments:

  1. I am so in love with this quilt! The design, colors, fabric, every bit of it! If you really do add hand quilting I just might have to steal it! Good thing you live so far away...

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  2. Wow, that is a fabulous mug rug! You lucky girl - so glad you signed up for the swap!
    I do love that quilt. What beautiful colours!

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  3. Cute little mug rugs (would you really put a plant on one?). Good luck with your hand quilting. I used to do all my quilts by hand but now I am attempting fmq.

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  4. Oh swapping seems so much fun...i haven't done one yet but i will look around. The quilt is gorgeous!

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  5. The mug rug is lovely.
    I love the fabrics in your New Wave quilt.

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  6. What a pretty quilt - the perle hand stitching will definitely be worth it. :D

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  7. Love how your wave quilt is turning out!

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  8. The new wave top is wonderful, and so what if it takes a year to complete...just as long as it is worked on and loved ;0)

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  9. Quilt's looking good, Ruth! I think I may be just about to start a second New Wave quilt.

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  10. I have a New Wave quilt cut and awaiting piecing - yours has inspired me to...think some more about possibly piecing it soon! :) Your idea to quilt it with some hand stitches is wonderful. A nice lap project for the winter in front of the TV!

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  11. Saw on Flickr - had to have a visit. I can't wait to see the hand quilting in the white...gorgeous. Really gong to look amazing. I have to make a New Wave quilt, I have been saving Innocent Crush, perhaps this pattern will do the trick! Thank you for sharing...

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  12. i love this quilt and the colors! the work will certainly be worth it! thanks for sharing.

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  13. Oooooo, I am loving that quilt top! So gorgeous! And the colors are beautiful!

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  14. Experiencing major quilt envy over here!

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful, lovely colour choices! And the mug rug and pot rug are beautiful, you are very lucky!

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  16. Beautiful quilt - such a different design. Love it!

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  17. Love your quilt!! Those colors are fabulous! :)

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  18. I love the colors you chose for that rug, it looks so light and happy! I would never have the patience to sew sth like that!

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  19. Great mug rug! Love your straight line quilting too.

    The quilt is absolutely stunning and very nicely done.

    Karen

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  20. Your quilt is so beautiful! I want the same!!!

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  21. Another amazing quilt and beautiful swaps! Have a great weekend:)

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