Monday, October 5, 2009

Blogtoberfest 5th - Lara's quilt!

This blogtoberfest thing is going to be quite a challenge! Where are we going to find 30 posts worth of interesting vaguely craft related content from when we already struggle to post once a week?!

Luckily I just got a shiny new Janome for my birthday and have a backlog of crafty projects to work on. If I get cracking I can post about them here as suitable blog fodder!

So it's extra good timing that I just finished making the quilt that I started 16 months ago and had to abandon for lack of a Walking Foot (and they didn't make any for my old Elna Lotus).

A lot of the fabrics used in this quilt are old discontinued ones from my old range, but I suppose if enough people ask super nicely we may reprint them ;)

finishished quilt
My finished quilt!

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My finished quilt - zoomy close-up shot

I tried to take some pretty, stylised shots of the quilt and realised taking photos of quilts is hard. But I persisted:

finishished quilt
Draped all pretty like on the couch...

finishished quilt
... and with Jhoanna's Peg Bear on my new old 1960's armchair. Hmm I think this is definitely it's home to stay.

13 comments:

Andi said...

Gorgeous quilt!
And beautifully photographed too!!
Andi :-)

Purple Paisley Patch said...

Love it, great work! I especially love the raindrop fabric and the house and trees fabric - pretty please reprint those! :-)

JacRan said...

Yeah gorgeous! Love it! I like the raindrops fabric too. Bring that one back.
Check out the quilt I made in July for my little girl's first birthday!

http://wherethewildthingscraft.blogspot.com/2009/08/first-quilt-first-birthday.html

PretaPawte said...

the quilt looks awesome. I just made a cushions with our fabric that i picked up from the brisbane stitches and craft....well worth the wait and the procrastination

Heids said...

Love the quilt! And seeing the bonsai print reminds me I was out to dinner the other night and saw a lady with a handbag made with that print in red - I was all excited (in myself) at "knowing" the designer of the fabric I had t point it out to Anthony.

Anonymous said...

please do reprint those aqua and yellow fabrics with the little squares!

Jayne Bramley said...

Please, please reprint the aqua and yellow raindrops!!!

You made a beautiful quilt and I can appreciate the difficulty in taking a good photo. I draped mine over a bridge and tried to get a quick picture but the wind got a hold of it and it fell into the mud (lucky for me there was no running water!!) :)

simply me said...

I too struggle with new and interesting ways to photograph quilts and have been working on it all year. If you don't mind a little shameless plug for my photos, take a look at my flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplyrobin/sets/72157612266629722/

I absolutely love your fabric and blog... I've drooled over your fabric several times on my own blog. Keep up the printing and sewing! You are doing fantastic work!

Julia said...

I love all these fabrics - but the raindrops are my personal fave...

Jhoanna said...

The quilt is stunning Lara! And I love the photos too :-)

selena said...

I am nicely asking that you reprint bulokku :) in ANY color!

And is that birch in a different shade of blue than robin's egg? i love how vibrant it looks!

sooz said...

Ok this is me asking super nice. ginko and the block one (can't recall the name) and 2 of my most favest ever!

sooz said...

Oh and the quilt is really really nice :-)