Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sewing

I finished the Plain Spoken quilttop! And I am pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I need to find a coordinating print for the back. That might be difficult, but hopefully not impossible.

Here is the whole thing, it's a pretty good size for a lap-size quilt, I think.
I made some progress on the hexagons, and I got the brown fabric ironed. I have made myself a rule, that I have to sew as many brown as scrappy hexagons.....I just know, that if I sew all the flowers -the fun part- first, this will be certain to end up a UFO ;-)
I also worked on my doll quilt for doll quilt swap 4. I need to finish -and embellish- the butterflies, but this is how it looks so far.
The colors looks a little washed out here, not so IRL.
Hopefully I'll be able to work on this some more this week, as I need to send it out before Aug. 15th.
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10 comments:

anne from finland said...

Hi Tine! I love your Plain Spoken quilt! I´ve fabrics waiting for piecing and sewing, but I must do it later. Your hexagons look great with those brown ones.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the Plain spoken quilt - just gorgeous. The brown hexagons really set off th flowers - you have been busy!!

Suzie said...

Your Plain spoken quilt looks very good! And the hexagon flowers are lovely, don't let them end up as an UFO!
Have a creative and productive week!

Suzanne said...

Tine you amaze me, I dont ever imagine you having UFO as you always have something new and it looks very complete to me. Love you quilt with all those colours.

Messy Karen said...

your Plain Spoken is beautiful. when i need a quiet break from prints. this looks like the perfect antidote. also love your choice of brown to frame the hex-flowers.

ladydi said...

I'm so glad you showed us how the brown hexagons are going to outline the flowers. I love it! I'm tempted to try it (on something very small :>}) Your Plain Spoken quilt is gorgeous! Have you decided how to quilt it?

Kyra said...

The Plain Spoken quilt is gorgeous! Nice color choices - very calming.

Best, Kyra
www.BlackThreads.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I am in love with your plain spoken quilt! It looks right at home on your dyed couch! Can't wait to see how you finish it. Thanks for the advice on me "damaged" quilts. It looks like that's the direction I'm heading. To spend all the time ripping out the quilting would be time that I don't have. And I'm sure the babies will like them anyway. They won't know the difference. I posted photos so you can go take a look to see the problems.

susan said...

love the plain spoken!! cant wait to see what you pick for your backing. your dqs4 is looking sweet!! very smart of you to do that with the browns, i think it would end up a ufo if i didnt do the browns at the same time too!! very clever

upstateLisa said...

Tine, I love your plain spoken quilt. I just bought the modern quilt workshop book and received it this weekend. So many projects.. so little time!!!