Sunday, 27 May 2007

SET-IN SEAMS

















This quilt was an attempt to master set-in seams! The blocks consist nearly only of set-in seams and I thought if I can´t make them aften so many blocks, I will never do! The quilt is yet another pattern from Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine and it is machine-sewed and hand-quilted. It is called En passant chez Ursel. Ursel is the owner of my LQS and she sells surprise brown bags full of scraps, mainly stripes. We buy these bags without knowing the contents and I love it. As I needed 6 or 12 shapes from the same fabric for each round of one block, I thought that was the time to use these scraps. Well, you have probably guessed by now that I love scraps and that´s a great pattern to use them.


I made 2 more magic card holders as well with the ribbons I got last week-end. These small gifts are easy to make and they are fun: once again the explanation, when you pull the small ribbon the business card pops out of the holder.

I wish you all a nice week. Here in Germany it starts well as we have a bank holiday tomorrow!

17 comments:

pamina said...

Waow, beautiful, beautiful !!!!Great job !

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Fabulous quilt...but I shiver in trepidation over all those precision seams-precision is not my main skill and I am only acqiuiring some in order to quilt! Cheers, Tracey

Connie said...

That quilt is beautiful. You are so skilled at making it. Thanks for stopping by my blog recently, I appreciate the comments. I'm a little late at replying!

Carole said...

Wow, that's a beautiful quilt! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day off! Happy quilting!

atet said...

What a beautiful quilt -- and a great way to tackle a technique you wanted to master.

Love the card holder as well, I always appreciate new ideas for good gifts!

Danijela said...

This quilt is beautiful!!
The surprise bag is a nice idea - and it was really full of great colors!!

Quilt Memories said...

Hi Gwen, Thanks for visiting,It's good to hear from other quilters and to make new friends.We (DH) and I have been gone the last 2 weeks, so haven't been blogging, but am back for a few weeks, then in July we will be leaving for the month. So will be hit and miss when I am on here. Maybe we will have better luck getting on-line while we are gone this time. Then maybe I can keep up with my blog.Thanks again, keep quilting memories.

Quilt Memories said...

I can't believe i commented to you without saying anything at all about the beautiful work in the last several of your blogs. The scrappy quilt was delightful. I know you had to enjoy piecing it,I DO SO LIKE IT.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Holy cow, the quilt is amazing! Truly amazing... scraps have never looked better to me! I'm impressed by your incredible skill at putting this together. The card holders are cute, but I'm still simply blown away by the beauty of that quilt! Wow!!

Dawn said...

The magic card holder is wonderful! And I LOVE your scrappy quilt! It is so wonderful!

Anne said...

Gulp!!! You pieced that quilt by machine??? Please say you did it by hand, which would be somewhat easier!!! But either way: I'm so impressed!!! The quilt is absolutely beautiful, Gwen!!! Really shows what a skilled quilter you are!

Faith said...

oh the hand quilting is yummy yummy, how many hours did you spend handquilting each day? only so that i can make myself hand quilt and say look faith get quilting hee hee....

Rose Marie said...

Oh, another beautiful quilt ... well done and there are a lot of set-in seams!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Diana said...

I am in awe of your set-in seams! Wow! And the quilt itself is so beautiful. Great job!

Nadine said...

You really did a wonderful job, Gwen ! This is a WOW quilt !
Can you tell me in which Issue/volume nr. it is ? I have a subscription to Australian patchwork & Quilting, for five years now, but I can't remember this quilt... (but they can look sooo different, when using different fabrics!)...

THANKS ! KEEP DOING !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Cynthia said...

what a beautiful quilt!! I've never made a quilt with set in seams but i always think it would be difficult.

Patti said...

What a marvelous scrap quilt! I think I have a pattern for a block something like this somewhere. I should dig it out if I can find it - I think it's a very old one. You did a beatiful job on this one. Obviously set in seams by machine don't scare you either. they take time and care and precision, and people that have trouble with them just don't want to take that time and care.