Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Basting Again

yes...I am basting again this week! I guess the good news is that I am almost finished a new quilt!

This was a batik "Tonga Treats" pack (like a jelly roll) in "Sugar Plum".  My daughter gave it to me awhile ago, and I have been taking it out and looking at it often.  I knew what I wanted to do, but had to roll it around in my head for awhile. ........and do the math......not my strong point :)

Anyway, this week I cut it up and sewed it together. I love the rich earthy colours, so used a darker background to set them off. I think this is going to be one that I LOVE!

For the back I used  something from my stash.  I had been saving this beautiful Art Gallery fabric - Gypsy Glitter for something special...and this is it!

I love Art Gallery fabric, it has a very special feel to it. So soft and smooth.

So....another one at the basting stage....now how to quilt this ????

And I just have to share a couple of  pictures from my back yard...I love watching each new flower as they come into bloom.....summer may be short here, but it is beautiful!



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9 comments:

  1. Your Tonga Treat quilt is beautiful. Love the purple colour you used for the sashing. And the backing is perfect. I agree the Art Gallery Fabric has the best feel, just like silk.

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  2. That turned out beautifully and I love the backing fabric.

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  3. Those batiks are lovely. It makes me want to work with some again.

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  4. Those flowers are lovely! I know, sometimes the math, minus the seam allowances (or plus the allowances) etc makes for confusion! But, it looks great on the photo-and the backing is a beautiful piece. Nice to be able to use it whole and not cut it up.

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  5. Love your T. Treats. What a generous daughter!
    Hugs

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  6. I love your flowers!
    Yes, the good thing about basting is knowing you are nearly done. Your backing fabric looks so beautiful.

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  7. love what you did with your Tonga Treat!

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  8. I just love that backing fabric so much!! Beautiful! Also, the flowers are looking lovely.

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