Sunday, 16 September 2007

SIGGY SWAP QUILT

Not much going on on the quilt front here. In one week it is half-term (two weeks of holidays). We will be spending some time in France to celebrate my aunt´s 60th birthday and then we will visit some friends in the german countryside where we are expected to drive cows back home for winter! That should be fun for some town dwellers like us!
After I had seen Anne Heidi´s Siggy Quilt, I decided that it was time to get mine finished too. This week I managed to sew the top together.


The most difficult part was to find a border. I wanted to use my stash (you know the stash reducing idea!) but I don´t have that many big pieces of fabric as I buy most often fat quarters. After many hesitations, tries, over-night stewing,... I decided to go for something neutral to bring out the siggy blocks colours.
I am thinking of quilting some pansies in the border too.


Maybe I will tie the quilt with buttons in the middle. Anyway I still have time to think about it as I have other projects on the go which need attending to.
I wish you a very successful week.

15 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

One fantastic finish... great setting, great quilt!

Anne Ida said...

Oh, your siggie swap quilt top is wonderful! Love the stitchery you added! And fun that you didn't centre it :o) ...I really should stitch mine together, too...

Gail said...

I think you made just the right choice for your borders! Can't imagine any way it could be better.

Libby said...

Oh my - the stitchery is just the perfect (an unexpected) touch. Great job *s*

Wendy said...

The stitchery has the prefect saying for your siggy quilt. Very nice layout.

Pam said...

Another siggy quilt finished! I must get to mine. The border looks good with the blocks - and the little stitchery there is perfect! I bet some pansies in the border would really bring it all together. I should really get mine together :))

Andrea said...

I love the little stitchery you've added and the border fabric is just right. Reminds me I have a Dear jane siggy top to put together !

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Looks great, tht is the setting i have half completed...just having a bitof trouble with the points, tracey

Patti said...

Very nice quilt top you have created out of your siggy blocks. The stitchery is a perfect addition. Will it be quilted soon? My blocks are still in a drawer - waiting to be sewn together.

paula, the quilter said...

Like Pam, I really need to get mine together too. Yours is just perfect with the stitchery block.

Dawn said...

The siggy top is wonderful and I love your choice for a border.

teodo said...

ciao,
your blue quilt is fantastic.

I had ever done Siggy like Annalise, which are the size of these?
thanks ciao ciao

atet said...

What a fun quilt -- I love how the embroidery really sets off the blocks. Have a wonderful week yourself!

pamina said...

Mine is still waiting...I love the stitchery about friendship and your borders...

Quilty said...

Dein Siggy-Quilttop ist wunderschön geworden. Tolle Idee, eine Stickerei hineinzunehmen. Meine Blöcke warten noch...