Thursday, 21 February 2013

Little Sign of Snow

Despite me being a day ahead of myself and thinking it's Friday today, I have had a good couple of days of sewing.

Yesterday, I re-did the granny squares I had made using Kona White with Kona Snow.  Here's a group photo of the grannies placed on an old sheet.


I was quite surprised to see how much orange and green were in the blocks but I'm very happy with that.  There's also quite a lot of purple - another surprise. I have loads of 2.5" pieces of fabric cut so I guess I shall keep going until my meagre supplies of snow run out.

Today I added a border to James' quilt -  a monochromatic Union Jack in shades of blues and varied neutrals. This is the first time I have shown a full view of this quilt. Don't ask me why as I have absolutely no idea - like days of the week, clearly.


After gathering all the solid scraps I could find and the improv. blocks I made the other day I pieced a backing.


I'm hoping this will be another finish for February using resources I already have. It really depends on the thread situation. This was not on my FAL list but with granny progress slowing, this may be a substitute finish.  Are they allowed?

Thanks for all your comments on quilting style - some more polite than others *cough*. It seems many of us are unsure as to what our style is, are still trying to find one or are simply embracing the fact that quilting gives us the opportunity to do the same thing but differently.  I like that.

30 comments:

Deborah said...

Beautiful grannies and perfect fabric selections!!

pasqueflower said...

I LOVE your granny square blocks.
And James' Union Jack quilt will be a treasure. Happy sewing. Snow Day here, so it's a Sew Day for me!

Lori said...

You are doing a fabulous job. The blocks are so pretty. And the union jack is wonderful in blues. The back is really cool.

heart of charnwood said...

These all look fabulous, good work, love the colours of your grannies, and the UJ is really punchy in those colours- fabulous! : )

Sunnybec said...

Oh dont! Time is passing quick enough as it is! Love your grannies, and your backing looks like another quilt! Two for the price of one. Hugs x

Sewing Mom said...

LOVE Love love the grannies. =) Very inspirational. =)

Canadian Abroad said...

That is such a brilliant back for the Union Jack! It is going to be a fab quilt.

Kirsten said...

Love all of your colourful grannies!

Nicky said...

James is very lucky - awesome quilt there.

Love and hate grannies - I found them difficult old ladies to trim up - perhaps I wasn't generous enough with my edge squares? Your look lovely and the colours are fabulous!

Catherine said...

I love the colours in your grannies and the UJ quilt is fantastic

Katy Cameron said...

Glad you've got those grannies whipped into shape again!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love your grannies and looks like you've had good sewing days :)
I hate it when I realise it's not Friday yet!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I love your granny squares! What size are they?

grapes and hearts said...

Oh that Union Jack looks great, I love your monochromatic version! Looking forward to see it quilted!!

Sarah said...

Very glamorous grannies! Gonna be a great quilt. Love your union flag quilt too and your patchwork floor tiles!

Sarah said...

The granny will be fantastic, and I love your improv strip on that back!

Flying Blind... said...

The grannies are looking quite happy!

Kelly said...

Oh you have had a cracking day - love the grannies!

Judith, Belfast said...

Loving those grannies! jxo

Nicole said...

These are going to be gorgeous quilts, Annabella! I love the improv back of James' quilt!

diane said...

love those grannies and that was a lot of work to unpick and replace the snow with white..James' quilt is coming along beautifully

Anna said...

Love the grannies! The Union Jack looks perfect for a boy, love the backing too!

Patchwork and Play said...

The Union Jack quilt looks fab! And you can never have too many grannies!

ScissorsandThread said...

The grannies look great and the UJ quilt and back is fab - love the monochromatic look.

Collette said...

oh I love your granny squares dying to try them actually! love your union jack too awesome work as ever! xx

Heather said...

Love the blues of your Union Jack quilt, so calming!

Lynz said...

I totally did a double take there - your grannies are a total dead ringer for mine! Which I love dearly so that is a very good thing!

LOVE the union top. And the back. So hard to do cool boy stuff (or just teenage at all!), you nailed this! My chook loves turquoise - wonder if she'd fancy one?

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your grannies certainly aren't being neglected now!

Cindy said...

The UJ looks simply amazing. Fab idea. I can not believe you re-made your grannies. You are incredible.

QuiltCandy said...

I love those granny squares! So bright and colourful. And your UJ quilt is very cool.