Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Iron Craft #22: Colours of Fall

This week's challenge:

"...create something using the colors of fall, red, orange, yellow, brown, and burgundy. You can use one or a handful of colors in your project. Your project does not need to be fall themed." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I've been dying to try out the new quilting table that I bought, but I'm totally scared of working on our new bedroom quilt as my first foray into hand quilting. So I decided to start smaller.

With this:

A smallish, simple throw quilt made out of vintage sheets, and linen and cotton in autumn colours.

I got the quilt top finished for this Iron craft project. Since I've never tried handquilting to this extent before, it will be awhile before I finish that, but I'll be sure to let you all know when I'm done.

The vintage sheet features such pretty autumn bouquets. The throw is a simple square in a square one block design. I backed it with pieces of Lane's old ivory coloured curtains along with a stripe of the vintage sheet.

The design is square 48 inches by 48 inches so a decent size for cuddling up on an autumn evening in front of the TV. Although if it turns out, I might give it away as a Christmas gift this year. It's just so darn pretty.

I've had it stretched out on the quilting table for about a week so far and I've got some of the hand quilting done as you can see in the above photo. I've got a long way to go, but I'm starting to get a rhythm and flow to the stitches.

The table is quite large, so I store it in an empty spot in the rec room where I watch TV in the evenings. I pulled it out and placed it under the light to get this photo of it. It's lovely because it's so lightweight that I can drag it wherever I need. I can also tip it up on both sides or make it higher depending on where I'm sitting.

I'll definitely keep updating about the progress. Hopefully I'll get done before Christmas. I guess it depends on how many other projects take up my time.

To see all the lovely autumn inspired Iron Crafts, check out the Flickr Group.

1 comment:

kat said...

What a great table! Maybe next year I'll pick up my hand quilting again. I really struggled with getting the rhythm of hand quilting.