Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Finally completed a project !
I've been busy with work and since returning from holidays my sewing routine has not settled.

I made this table topper from some pieces of a charm pack I had purchased years ago called Woodland Bloom by Lila Tueller. The colours are fresh and have a modern feeling which I'm enjoying more and more working with this style.

I didn't use a pattern because the flowers, leaves and stems were all cut from the dies from the AccQuilt. Everything was machine applique and pieced including the binding. I want to design a few more projects using many of the dies I've been acquiring as they are so easy and so fun to do.

 My friend Jan-Maree sent me these two pieces of chess board fabric... how cute is that ?
She knows that my daughter plays competition chess.  I'm thinking it will look nice for a tote but if you have some suggestions please let me know.

I decided to show you my thimble collection I've had for a little while.

Most of these thimbles remind me of the places I visited both in Australia and overseas and some thimbles have been gifts from friends who live in other places I am yet to visit.

My daughter is showing off my favourite thimbles which we bought together on our travels to Catalina Island, Washington DC, Hawaii,  International Quilt Market in Houston and of course New York. 

As part of my swap with Jan-Maree, she sent me these lovely stars...

And a stack of 1930's fabrics... too adorable....