Monday, 10 March 2014

Still Happy!!!

 

 
 
 
 
Been busy........very happy being busy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ever spare moment I have, out comes the quilt....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This is my kitchen table tonight!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Any advice on batting anyone, I'd like to use cotton. Anyone got any recommendations where to buy it from?
My sewing machine works like a dream, I'm not even using the foot pedal, it's how I imagine flying 1st class to be! No name yet, still pondering!
 
 
Bye for now.....got a quilt top to finish!
 
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

34 comments:

  1. That is going to be soooooo beautiful!

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  2. Batting are you kidding?? !! See my blog post yesterday about a recycled one from a UK supplier made from recycled plastic bottles then your quilt will be pretty eco-friendly I would say with all the vintage fabric too. It is looking absolutely great! Jo x

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. You are doing very well cannot wait to see your progress.

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  4. How wonderful - very spring-like colours too!

    Helenxx

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  5. I'm not surprised you couldn't resist this bargain. You have been so productive using your new toy! Sarah x

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  6. Oh gosh, great minds think alike. I'm planning a "brick" vintage sheet quilt. Whoop! Looking good. Xx

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  7. Oh Ada I am so very excited for you, your new machine sounds like a dream and your vintage sheet quilt is a going to be stunning xox Enjoy my lovely x

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  8. Looking so very pretty, I have only used bamboo for my quilts, it's light and very warm..looking forward to seeing the finished project.

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  9. One day I'm gonna brave enough to sew a quilt. These are really inspiring pics

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  10. Oh Ada , im really loving your quilt top. The colours are fantastic and youve gotten so far already! Im amazed! You have such a great eye for colour choices, everything turns out beautiful.
    Rosie xx

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  11. Looking fantastic Ada! I love that you're going for a striped effect.

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  12. Very nice indeed, gorgeous colours!

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  13. It is looking so pretty!! I am glad that you and your new machine are so happy together. As you are zipping along with this project so well, what about Zippy as a name? Hope that you keep having fun! I look forward to seeing further progress. xx

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  14. The quilt is going to be awesome!

    As you know, I've just bought a new sewing machine too, although nothing this fancy, but my new baby has put a smile on my face too :)

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  15. Gorgeous! Can't wait 'till it's finished!

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  16. Looks great, Ada! I love to use cotton batting. I can't speak to stores in your area but I buy mine off a huge bolt at the fabric store. I have to carry it to the cutting table and they cut the yardage for me.

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  17. you have certainly not wasted any time Ada with this project, it is looking so good and such very straight lines. Re the batting I get mine from Empress Mills, they are based in Colne Lancashire but do internet and mail order, I think mine is a mixture of cotton/polyester. Are you going to sewing for pleasure next week at the NEC? there will be a good choice there and lots of good things to see and you would get plenty of advice there. I am really looking forward to it

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  18. That quilt is already looking gorgeous - such a good use of your lovely vintage sheets and I am still very jealous of your lovely new sewing machine. Such a responsibility choosing a name for her!

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Hi Ada. Your quilt is looking lovely already. I used to use Warm & Natural cotton wadding. If you use polyester wadding, it will disintegrate more each time you wash your quilt. You can buy Warm &I Natural (and many others like it) online from http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Warm_and_Natural_Waddings.html

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  20. Love the new machine!! Good for you to make things right in the sewing room ;) And your quilt!!!! Gosh, those sheets never looked better than they do all pieced together this way ... how could you NOT be happy with all this old-meets-new thing going on there at your kitchen table. Enjoy your day! Wendy x

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  21. Wheeeee! What a fun, fun, fun quilt! Oh I swear I'm almost as excited as you over your new machine - vintage sheets and a sewing machine, a match made in heaven! Chrissie x

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  22. What a fab job your doing, looking so good x

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  23. Have fun, it looks great
    Clare x

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  24. Looks amazing! So glad you are enjoying it :) xxx

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  25. Hi Ada, your quilt top is being made in superfast time! It's taken me a year to get to the same stage by hand :). Yesterday I started the final stage of my quilt, and I've used a budget batting from Dunelm. It cost very little, although it is not natural fibres, and I can see you've had good recommendations for those.

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  26. Wow, you've been very busy! That quilt is coming along nicely, and it's looking mighty fine, it has to be said. Such glorious, spring-like colour. x

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  27. Hello lovely, sorry I am little behind in catching up on everyone's lovely blogs. I can completely see why you are sooo happy and this is going to be gorgeous when finished. As for batting, well I am a novice, so most probably not the best to advice, but ideally you want to use 100 wool, but for me I reckon at the cost wait until you are really capable of working with it all. For now I would suggest the iron on batting, which helps in keeping it all in place when you need to quilt. It works like a dream, you still need to pin it all together, but it definitely makes for a much simpler process. I take you most probably have it sorted by now. Sending much love xoxo

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  28. Lovely! Take some time, but it`s going to be great ;o)

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  29. Oh my, i really love your blog!!
    Love,
    Lola

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  30. Utterly ! Utterly! jealous your new Janome seems to be doing you proud! I love the look of that quilt ....great combination of colours!


    keep well

    Amanda xx

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