Friday, 9 July 2010

porthole progress...



so, it's at mum's on the quilting frame at the moment, very close to completion! i walked into her 'shed' this afternoon and nearly cried - in real life the whole effect is *amazing*. we have discovered that all that quilting has led to the porthole layers becoming rather 'pushed' up and funnel-like, so we'll need to do some hand stitching afterwards...

in other quilt progress, i'm nearing the end of binding the 16 mini quilts i've entered into the art quilt category...it's a bit slow going as i won't pretend it's my favourite part of the quilt making process...i'm having to break it down into bite-sized pieces so i don't go bonkers and start chopping holes in it.

i'll be happy to get these pieces done and sent to birmingham - i feel everything else (i've a thousand ideas for exploring other avenues...) has been put on hold. i'm dying to design some new fabrics, to do some drawing, and i've even got some plans on the go for some wood works...i just need some *time*!

it's seriously hot in this corner of the UK today, so i'm off to leap in the paddling pool. have a great weekend and may you frolic like gazelles in the warmth. (or like me, wallow like a hippo in a red polka dot bikini - now there's a nice image to leave you with.)

13 comments:

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manda mcgrory said...

Lu I am in bloody awe!!! And I can't wait to see it in person at the FOQ. Did I mention that I'm in awe? Oh and that I don't like you quite as much anymore ;)
Manda

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Nic said...

That is stunning! I am really trying to resist the whole quilting thing but you are drawing me in!
Enjoy the padling pool

nickynackynoo said...

AMAZING!!! Seriously awesome. Clever girls.

Kristy said...

Everytime I look at it I love it even more!

Katie said...

This is so lovely! Simple and elegant.

Jesse said...

Wow! That's all.

Christine said...

Love love love love it :)

else said...

It is so beautifull!!

daisy janie said...

Flipping gorgeous!!! I am in awe with Manda!!! Can't wait to see the finished piece. Give your Mum a big thumb's up - nice work!!

PUKKA PINNIES said...

Absolutely stunning. I wish I was going to get the opportunity to see it. I think your fabric is pretty fab, but that quilt is just something else. I hope that you are both very (very) pleased with yourselves.

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Flora said...

Seriously stunning! Love it love it. What a team you and your ma make.

ambette said...

Hi Lucie, I adore this quilt! I'm not usually into quilts, but yours is so different to any I've seen. I love it!

I'd also like to pass on a blog award to you, because I love what you do and enjoy reading your blog.

The link to the post is:
http://ambette.blogspot.com/2010/07/i-got-award.html