Thursday, July 7

Stacked coins and embroidery trivia

I'm rather pleased with how this baby quilt top turned out. The colours and the fabrics work well together and the coins are neatly stacked (well neat enough anyway). I'm a bit worried about the quilting bit though. Not brave enough to do the whole quilt with a nifty free motion pattern yet (although I have been practising!) so I am just quilting straight lines vertically about 1/4 of an inch on either side of the 'coins'. I'm not continuing the vertical quilting lines on the sashes though, not sure what I will do with those (suggestions are welcome!). 

In other news.. I went to see 'Water for Elephants' yesterday. Loved the book and I enjoyed the movie too. It's about a circus during the Depression and it tells a beautiful love story too. Anyway in one of the scenes Reese Witherspoon, who plays one of the main characters in the movie, was embroidering. And it looked pretty convincing too. Not that you could see what she was embroidering but still.... So I googled a bit and found out Reese actually collects embroideries in real life. How cool is that? :D


  1. I am reading that book now. As a matter of fact quite a few of us were tweeting about last night.

  2. That quilt top is LOVELY! -giddy99

  3. Your quilt top look great -- I love the colors too!!!

  4. I loved that book, and the movie too - I saw it a while ago now and don't remember the embroidery part! I'll have to keep an eye out when it's on dvd.
    The quilt looks fabulous! You could try some loopy free-motion quilting in the sashing.

  5. I'm guessing Miss Witherspoon got a body double in for embroidery! Can't see her taking the time to learn it!


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