Thursday, March 4, 2010

A test block

Ordered a book by Judy Martin some time ago, I'm a big fan of her work. Her patterns are just stunning, and I like the way they are explained in her books. Easy to follow, even though some of the patterns are really full of details. I've got almost all of her books, and they are just great! So full of inspiration!
I made a test block from one of the patterns, since I'm looking for a quilt that looks scrappy, and it's ment to be a quilt for a boy.
What do you think? The block mesures 12", so it doesn't take that long to build a top big enough.



I forgot to show you my little table runner made of triangles, just so I can practice my skills on hand quilting.
I got so inspired by Kviltstina's quilt, the one she uses as her blog background. It is a really beautiful quilt. So I had to give it a try :o)
I find it hard to start and stop, attaching the threads. But I guess I'll get there.
I really love to hand quilt, but it takes so much time, so I am only doing that for special quilts. I am thinking of making a miniature quilt one day, with scrappy spools, maybe in some reproduction fabrics. I have bought some few now and then, but I need to build up that stash some more, to get the variations I want.

Im looking forward to the weekend, hopeing to spend some time in the sewing room again. I want to start work on some Easter projects, and I guess that will be my focus project this month.
Happy sewing,
Laila

10 comments:

Min Quilte krok said...

Du er helt rå med alle de flotte teppene:-))Tenker jeg tar med noen grytklut emner når vi drar på hytta i morgen. Så blir det å sy litt;-)
Ha en fin og kreativ helg

Stina said...

Ohhh.. that was a surprise... :o) Glad I could inspire ..not knowing..:o)) But I have to agree with you.. I love my quilt... and I love your version too.. and I think it is a good choice to handquilt it..:o) Please show the whole quilt when you are finshed..:o)

Lappetausa said...

Så kjekt at du kosar deg med blokker, dette kjem til å bli skikkeleg fint, gledar meg å sjå meir!

Millie said...

Great test blocks and I can't wait to see your finished quilt.

Cattinka said...

The quilt block for the boys quilt looks good, you chose the right colours for a boy. And I like your handquilting a lot, it makes the triangles look special.
KATRIN W.

sjoko said...

Jeg er så utrolig enig med deg. Judy Martins quilter er fantastiske. Det jeg bedst liker med quilting er toppe som faktisk er patchwork..... Jeg har hendes Scraps og ser ofte i den, drømmer om at sy noen av de fine quilter :O)

Anne Ida said...

Tror definitivt du er på rett spor med den blokka hvis du skal ha teppe til en gutt/mann - dette er farger og et klassisk mønster som kan glede i mange år fremover, så nå som du har begynt er det bare å fortseette :o)

Kjempefine trekanter! Synes håndquiltingen din ser kjempefin ut - skulle ønske jeg hadde tålmodighet til å håndquilte - sukk!

Ha en kjempefin helg! Håper du finner masse tid å tilbringe på syrommet! Quilteklem fra meg

Satu said...

Your test block is very impressive. I LOVE it - a lot!

Sølvi's blog said...

Blokka de ble kjempeflott. Tror jeg mp teste ut en slik jeg også

Wendy Janssen said...

Love the block, actually I love all your quilts. They are just my cup of tea. I will come back to see all the lovely stuff you make! Wendy

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