Thursday, 30 January 2014

Postage Stamp Top Done... & Something New...

Yes! I Did It! I got my Postage Stamp Quilt top finished on Sunday afternoon... comfortably ahead of my self-imposed deadline of Tuesday... so my work days started with a big smile!
 I am so pleased with this... the fabrics have really grown on me... loving the mix of greens, pinks, purples, yellows, oranges & yes even the blues...
Now I am really looking forward to the next stage of it, which will of course be to choose some backing & binding fabrics... also need to think about what sort of quilting I want... fun!
(by the way, my suggestion box is always open...)
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My 'something new' is something I have wanted to make for a while now... Tis The Season, a wall quilt from The Birdhouse...  before I started my blog, I loved to read the Quilt-Along blog, seeing all those gorgeous versions being created... so now it's time to make my own...
I spent time on a recent weekend tracing up all the stitcheries, I've chosen my thread colour, & my plan is to stitch a design or sometimes two each month... no hurry...
TTS is going to be my '1 Xmas Item A Month' project for this year... Narelle has given us the option of choosing one big project for the year & posting monthly progress on the blog, so I'm going for that, rather than making a number of smaller items throughout the year.

I'm really enjoying my sewing & stitching at the moment...
don't you just love that feeling?!

29 comments:

Maria said...

What a clever cookie you are Anthea. Looks great and I would quilt it with a nice big stipple.

Kim said...

You did it! It is so pretty!

Kate said...

Anthea, your quilt top is gorgeous - the colours are absolutely beautiful! Well done.

Sharyn T said...

Well done Anthea. I love the affect. It's a great idea to be organised for your chrissie stitching. Sharyn:)

Wendy said...

The finished top is stunning! However you decide to quilt this it will be gorgeous when finished and a great quilt to snuggle under...well done!

Cardygirl said...

Love the postage stamp top! Any way you finish it will be lovely.

Jeanette said...

Love the top. It's gorgeous. Have fun making the Christmas quilt. I know i did. Hugs,xx

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks fantastic Anthea. Have fun stitching TTS. I really enjoyed making that one.

Helen said...

Great idea to cut up that fabric the end result is a beautiful quilt....well done...enjoy your Christmas stitching.!!!!!

Cheryll said...

The quilt looks wonderful! Love the bright colours mixed with white... looks "spring" like to me.:)

Julia said...

Yes you did it!...well done and it looks fantastic!
Julia ♥

Fiona said...

two lovely projects.. one almost finished and one almost started...
Hugz

Leanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful Anthea, well done.

sunny said...

I can't believe you've finished the entire postage stamp top! The colors are beautiful, and i'ts going to be an awesome quilt.

Susan said...

Wells one Anthea, it's a lovely finish. You will enjoy doing the TTS stitcheries.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Just beautiful! I love your quilt top - pretty colors.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Gorgeous! So pretty! Well done Anthea.

Susan said...

Well done - the postage stamp quilt is lovely - a scrappy binding maybe?
Tis the season is such a lovely wall hanging and fairly quick to do...

katherine said...

Quilt looks fantastic! Your new Xmas item is brilliant! You will love stitching it.

marina said...

Woo Hoo! well done on your top it looks great.
Love the tis the season designs, I have used the designs many times.
Enjoy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow.....

Teri said...

Anthea....
I love your postage stamp quilt.....and I can't wait to see it quilted....it should be beautiful....I have done a birdhouse quilt....and I love their quilts.....

Jindi's Cottage said...

Anthea postage stamp looks fabulous, so happy and summery...enjoy your 'Tis The Season, it's a fun quilt to make, looking forward to seeing your version...

Chookyblue...... said...

you will love Natalie birds book..........a great quilt

shez said...

wow Anthea i am loving your quilt and the fabrics you have used,its perfect,well done.xx

Raewyn said...

Your postage stamp quilt is gorgeous - amazing how those fabrics change with being cut up and interspersed with the white :-) I've admired 'Tis the season for a while now too... I think I may start one big project for my Christmas focus this year as well.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Anthea, that's a lot of little pieces! Tis the season is a lovely quilt. xx

Nicky said...

LOVE this one Anthea, it's so pretty and vibrant! You will love making Tis the Season, and a block or two each month is so 'do-able'. Happy stitching...

Tatkis said...

Lovely, charming quilt!
Good luck with your new start :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

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