Wednesday, 31 October 2012

WiP Wednesday

Quick quick, it's just about to end! I took advantage of Brenda's amazing 25% off everything coupon (MOVING) 3 times in the last couple of weeks.  Today's the last day to use it so head on over there - it applies to everything and she's just back from quilt market!

After months of buying very little fabric, my stash is looking a little pathetic.  However, before I started anything new, there were a couple of things that needed finishing.  With it feeling decidedly cooler here (it's been raining hard here today) this was the perfect time to buy backing and binding fabric for my man's man quilt.

Like a phoenix from the ashes, I resurrected my Stained Man with a Curious Nature quilt top, which I made back in April, when I joined in very last minute with lovely Sarah's Stained QAL. I used Curious Nature by David Butler aka Parson Grey and Kona Herb. I found I had some of the Kona Herb solid left over and so today I added a 2 and a half inch border round the scrappy border to make it just a little bit bigger and I like it a whole lot more now.

The photos are terrible as it has been really dark all day!


The backing will be Four Square from Hope Valley by Denise Schmidt.  While I love this fabric, it seemed a bit flat as it was so similar in colour to the front.  When I was choosing the fabric, I was looking for something manly and wish that I had gone for a real contrast.  So to liven it up a little, I added some of my striped Oakshott FQs that I received from the Fat Quarter retreat in the summer. The binding will be some Flea Market Fancy.


The backing will still be matchy matchy but more colourful matchy matchy!  So now I just have to wait on the batting which should be here any day.  I've had real problems trying to find batting which will ship to Morocco and when I do it's really pricey. So thank you to my lovely mum for sending me the batting I ordered from here.

Months ago I started a flickr group for projects made using Curious Nature.  It's called I Love a Curious Nature.  If you like this line, hop on over and take a look - there is some gorgeous eye candy! You can preview his new line Seven Wonders here.

Linking up to WiP Wednesday here.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Oh wow, I'd forgotten about this one - its gorgeous! (you're still going to finish before me...lol)

Catherine said...

I had been wondering what had happened to it! It is really lovely .

cheeky monkey said...

The Stained Quilt will be cool (it is strange so say gorgeous for a mans quilt). My son still likes his one and he doesn't share it with the girls.

Isisjem said...

This looks lovely and that binding will really pop!

Flying Blind... said...

Sounds like a great plan x

Little Island Quilting said...

I remember this one. Love it.
Also love yr new blog header although where has Marrakech gone?!

Kirsten said...

Fabulous use of these lovely fabrics!

Enchanted Bobbin said...

Oh, I think men deserve some loveliness in their worlds, so I'll say it: this is beautiful, gorgeous, absolutely stunning :)

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the Curious Nature line- perfect for a man! I think I might need some of his hew range!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh Annabella it's so gorgeous and I can't wait to see it done, great choices with the batting and binding! I adore Curious Nature and Seven Wonders looks great too.

diane said...

Your man quilt looks great on your bed with your pink pillows! wink, wink!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It looks great!

Kelly said...

The stained quilt looks great and I also did a last minute order from Pink Castle ;-)

Leanne said...

I think your quilt is going to be wonderful! I love those fabrics and have to admit to just buying a few of the new ones too - its that sale Brenda had - so it is time to start using them more. I have joined your group for inspiration.