Monday, 1 October 2012

October Begins

It's the first of the month, which means it's time for the small blog meet again:
Lily's Quilts
Hi to anyone visiting! You're joining me at a time where I'm busy with lots of projects. While I work on those, some of which are being made in secret, I've been posting about by Orla Kiely quilt. This is where I've got to in my posts so far :)

The nearly-completed quilt top

The completed quilt back

I'll be posting pictures of the quilting and the finished product pretty soon.

One current project that I can get away with posting about is my Mouthy Stitches bag. I'm really happy with the partner I've been given :) Making for her has only pushed me the slightest bit out of my comfort zone, which is lovely for my first swap. The best thing is that she likes rainbowey fabrics. I've been wanting to make something rainbowey for ages, ever since I saw a really pretty rainbow zip pouch online (can't find it atm, will keep an eye out for it), but until recently I owned literally no red fabric so it wasn't an option! But as you can see from the above pictures, I now have some red, and was able to put together this bundle:


I absolutely love it, and will definitely be making something for myself with these fabrics too. The purple sneaking in at the bottom is the only new fabric I needed to buy. I was so glad to find a purple I liked - most of the purple fabrics at my LQS are pastel purples with patterns I really don't like, but hiding in the FQ bin was the lovely purple one you see above.

I'll be making a bag with a grey background (that's the bit that's outside my comfort zone, I really want to make it with beige!) once I've picked out the right grey. I made a practice version of the bag on Saturday with some of my ugly 'what was I thinking' fabric - it's pretty vile but I've proven to myself that I can make the bag, woop woop :)

Hope you're enjoying the blog meet, see you around soon!

30 comments:

  1. I am so looking forward to the finished orla!

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    1. It's coming soon :) Sorry it's taken so long!

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  2. The Orla quilt is gorgeous!

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  3. Oh is it for me ;-).

    Love that quilt back!

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    1. I think if I say who it's for, Hadley will turn up at my house in the middle of the night and destroy all my brown fabric... something like that isn't it? :P
      Thanks re the quilt back :)

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  4. The back of that Orla quilt is so pretty!

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  5. The Orla quilt is a beauty, Emma! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

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    1. Thanks Heidi :) Nearly there, just need to find time for some blogging in amongst all the sewing I need to get done!

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  6. Hi I just popped in from Lily's Quilts, I also have joined the 'small blog meet'so its nice to see what you have been making. When I first saw you quilt I thought it was just a block, then realised that it is a whole quilt.... well done you

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  7. The Orla quilt is going to be beautiful

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  8. What a beautiful back to a quilt- just stunning!

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  9. What gorgeous fabrics! I really enjoyed looking at your blog.

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  10. The back of your Orla Kiely quilt is stunning - very nice work. Thanks for visiting my blog - can't wait to see what you make with that rainbow of fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Adrianne :) Working on the bag tonight, hoping to learn to love grey...

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  11. That is a great quilt back! I've never seen one done like that before! Genius!

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    1. Thanks Colby :) I caught the applique bug from sewlikemymom.com a while back, loving using it on quilts!

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  12. Wow, beautiful quilt! Have fun with your mouthy stitches project, those things are so fun!

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  13. Hi Emma

    I've popped over from the Small Blog Meet. I love the Orla Kiely quilt back. Sarah x

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  14. I love that quilt backing! I'm hoping to be brave enough to try a bag soon, but we'll see! :)

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    1. Thanks Audrey :) Go for it, I'm fairly new to bags and still find them a little tricky, but they're definitely manageable :)

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