Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Monday, March 11, 2013

More Quilting and Kit Top Completed

Quilting, binding and label done on this quilt I made for my mom.
I'll be visiting her in a few months's time in Portugal and presenting it to her. These are her type of colours and will suit her home decor.

I freehand quilted these blocks and stitched in the ditch around the blocks.

 For the stripped border I did a freehand scallop but for the large floral border I used a continuous line pattern that I used with the stylus.
I have been going through my stash and setting aside large pieces of fabrics to use for backings and in spite of this one not being one of my favourites, it was  put to good use.

So, another quilt done, 10 more (and counting) still requiring quilting.
I am pleased that with each quilt that I complete, it has better workmanship than the previous one and I have increased my skills and techniques.
I have to accept that while I spend time on the Handi-Quilter, I can't be completing tops at the same rate and it's better to take my time and enjoy the process...

Having just said that, I did complete a quilt top;  the medallion is hand applique but the rest of the blocks were done on the machine.

I had purchased this kit years ago at the International Quilt Festival in Houston so it was about time I made it up.

I found that the triangle border did not quite match although the HST are exactly the way the instructions stipulate. It's not going to be a show quilt so I am not concerned about it. 

I have been meaning to show you a couple of areas in my studio so finally took some photos one evening.

I like being surrounded by things that inspire me.... my fabrics, my music, words....

And looking out to my garden and the sound of the birds....

Next time I am hoping to show you another top I have started and will have another quilt in the frame....
So until next time, be creative and feel free to comment...


  1. Celia,

    amei as mantas! sua mãe vai ficar encantada com o seu presente, ainda mais porque foi feito por voce, o que tem um sabor muito especial. Adorei seu estúdio. É muito bom ter um cantinho só nosso, onde podemos fazer aquilo que gostamos.


  2. Olá Célia, adorei o seu cesto de flores,e o quilt onde ficou enquadrado está lindo.
    Gostei dos seus pensamentos... "estar rodeada das coisas que gosta, os seus tecidos, a sua música e através da janela vê no jardim as suas flores" mas isso é o paraíso!!! é uma mulher de bom gosto!

  3. I'm sure your Mum will love her quilt, what a wonderful gift, and lucky you having a nice trip to look forward to. I loved having a little peek at your studio, I found a copy of the magazine that published your little wall hanging the other day :) And it made me smile to see my little salmon cross stitch on the shelf there too.


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