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Monday, May 18, 2009

never enough time

The nine patch quilttop is finished and even though I have not much experience with machine quilting I thought to gave it a try anyway! Sometimes I see people do free motion quilting, that's so great...wish I could do that. I stick to straight forward lines, hard enough to keep it straight!

quilting with the machine

I'm sewing on a dark blue mitered quilt binding.

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Next time I'll show you the finished (small) quilt.
I have an idea in my head of what I want to make for the mini quilt swap. I'm gathering bits and pieces, combining colors and fabrics. Hope to show you more about that next post too.



In case I have extra free time left, yes right..haha, how about this lovely teapot cushion! I really love to make this one day. I found the picture in a Japanese quiltmagazine. I believe it's an issue from the '90s, not sure..don't read Japanese language that well. The colors red, blue white...just my favorite.

teapot cushion

Okay, so I'm off to sew on the binding, make a mini quilt, crochet granny's and finishing of all my other wip's. Maybe I'll have free time then!

26 comments:

Susan said...

That teapot is adorable! I love your quilt and the colors are so cheerful. The fabrics you are gathering go so very well with the cross stitich, did you make that? Lovely.

Jewel said...

Free time whats that! Your quilt looks very nice machine quilted.

Bertie said...

Well for a first time machine quilter that looks fantastic, love the bright colours.

lheurebleue said...

wat een vrolijke quilt! quilten met de machine is niet mijn ding - het lijkt dan of alles tegenwerkt ...

Nadine said...

I love the bright colors you used in your quilt! It looks lovely! The teapot pin cushion looks like a fun project!
P.S. - thanks for the birthday wishes for my daughter! :)

Jackie said...

The quilt looks great and the teapot cushion is pretty. I always love the colors that you choose.

Levin (and Emily) said...

actually corry, i think free motion quilting is easier than straight lines - at least you can hide your mistakes better :)
i started off with a pot holder - a nice small project but my friend just dived in with a big quilt and did it - and it looks fabulous. if i were you, i'd give it a go - it's actually quite good fun
l
x

Judy said...

That looks great to me. I'm not looking forward to that part of my quilt. The teapot cushion is darling. I love the little extras you added to it.

Kris said...

I love your quilt it is so beautiful! The quilting is lovely. I'm with Levin. I think you should give free motion a go. I don't think it's harder than straight quilting, just different. Oh! And if you find any of that free time, let me know where so I can find some for myself!

Tam said...

Your quilting looks perfect Corry! Very pretty quilt.

Pamela said...

I love nine-patch quilts...looks perfect to me!

Lily Boot said...

sigh! all that red, white and blue is oh so pretty - i know exactly what you mean about machine quilting! And yes, you should make that lovely cushion - very sweet. :-)

Jacoline (Lien) said...

Great work. I wish I could buy some extra time as well.
Love the teapot.

maisy and the boys said...

Your quilt looks lovely Corry,and the photo of your wisteria brings back memories of my sister in laws house. She had a beautiful wisteria that put on a great show each year!
cheers

Dawn said...

Beautiful "Corry" combination of fabrics!

Tif said...

I can't wait to see that nine-patch quilt completed! I love the combination of fabrics you used!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Alles ziet er weer prachtig uit. Geweldig hoe je eindeloos met dezelfde kleuren kunt experimenteren en dat het er dan elke keer weer zo anders uit ziet. En wat een werktempo heb jij zeg!

Guðrún said...

It is easier to do free motion quilting than straight lines!

creative breathing said...

My red, white and blue wonderfulness stop for the day! Your quilt is so lovely! E

iru said...

love the colors! gr8 work=)
p.s.love the blog

Michela said...

Hello Corry!
I read one of your post some time ago, but I didn't notice the photo of your wonderful blue china!
My mother loves blue (though right now she has the "Yellow Period") but here in Italy it is not easy to find china like yours, only bad imitations!

A Touch of Dutch said...

Gorgeous! Wat jij doet is erg goed. Thanks for sharing these! Gives me some inspiration! :-)

nicolette said...

Gorgeous quilt and quilting. And straight lines are not that easy at all...!!

Ravenhill said...

what a fabulous quilt you are working on!!!
~Emily xx

Käranån said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the bright colours you used in the quilt.

colours said...

Hallo Corry,
Wat een heerlijke blog! Ik geniet van de prachtige handwerken die je maakt! Ik was gelijk verliefd op het gehaakte poppendekentje...
Je kent mij nog niet: ik ben Ilse en ik ontdekte jouw blog via de blog van Corrie (www.corrie.web-log.nl). Ik zou het super vinden als ik jouw blog onder mijn favorieten mag zetten op www.ilskes.web-log.nl - vind je dat goed?
Groetjes, Ilse