Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mariner's Compass Wall Hanging and Grand Illusion Mystery

Finally finished my Mariner's compass top.

This is a Quiltsmart product and the pack included the instructions and marked interfacing.
Most of the fabrics are batiks.

I am planning to do Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery.
The first clue is starting on the 28th November and I can't wait. This will be my 3rd mystery from Bonnie in addition to a couple of other quilts. I just love how I can use up my stash with her patterns and at the moment I am doing another quilt from one of her books which I hope to have the top completed before the mystery begins.
I am not entirely following her chosen colours; instead went through my stash to see how much fabric I had and also which combinations I had not made a quilt on.


I have been collecting grey fabrics for a little while so I have decided to use these instead of white/cream. At this stage I am not certain if I should use several grey fabrics as per the above or use only one very light grey fabric that I have a large quantity of.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Caswell Block and a belated birthday gift

Although I started off with great enthusiasm with the Caswell quilt, I now only work on it on my lunch breaks, so I don't expect to have it finished in the near future.
Here is my latest block.
I have a couple of other fairly large projects on the go at the moment which I hope to share on the blog shortly.
My friend Lynne, who is almost finished with her Caswell blocks made time to gift me this very adorable pocket wall hanging. 
 Her stitching is so perfectly done and she used wool.
 Going around the garden early in the morning I loved this flower pot outside my studio.
And this is Noddy looking out in the garden enjoying the early morning sun today.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fun Quilt and more signs of Spring

Several years ago I purchased a panel with several quilting related sayings which I turned into a fun wall quilt. 
 I made Ohio stars and used each of the little panels as the centre.
 Each of the blocks are very appropriate for us quilters.

 I had a yard of this fun novelty fabric which was just just enough to put on the back.
 Also very amusing.

 I have had this flowering Cherry tree for several years, tucked away in the back of the shed so when it began to flower this year I could not believe it was my tree and how beautiful it is... I don't even remember planting it....