Not yet finished …

There has been very little time for quilting this past week, but I did manage to get the doubled line work completed on the silk/cotton piece.  It’s now ready for the background grid and, after playing around with different widths of masking tape to show the effect,  I think  3/4in will be the most appropriate distance between the lines for this.  Also, I’m fairly certain that the double line channels will be corded.

Not much time for quilting this coming week either – off to London to indulge in the V&A quilt exhibit (and the reproduction fabrics) over the weekend and packing for the Quilts in the Garden show immediately afterwards.   Maybe I’ll put this other unfinished piece in my bag, along with the one above, to demonstrate at the show –

There’ll be at least one finished sample to display –

On a slightly different note –  some of you may already know that there’s an assortment of vintage quilts hiding in one of the bedroom cupboards (okay, it’s a walk-in cupboard)

and I thought it might be fun to look at some of them in future posts.  Here’s a couple of details of a US circa 1840 quilt I plan to share next time –

10 thoughts on “Not yet finished …”

  1. The silk/cotton piece is already looking so much more defined – gorgeous. Do bring it, I want to see it for real. Looking forward to the vintage quilts posts. Enjoy the V&A.

  2. The quilt is looking great. I can’t wait to see more of what is in the cupboard. Enjoy the V&A exhib. – we are enjoying our copy of the book here in Aus.

  3. Your work is marvellous, Barbara! I wish I can see for real one day. Do you mind when I put a link to your block on my homepage? Happy Quilting from Germany!

  4. Hello Barbara,
    I shall look forward to seeing what comes out of the closet. Love your quilting. I plan to do more hand quilting in the future as I love the feel of it.

  5. I’d love to view your vintage quilts – such inspiration. Enjoy the V&A show – I’m going with BQSG – my second visit and not the last!

  6. What a treat to find your blog! And what amazing quilting… Enjoy the V & A – and thank you for the kind words you left on my blog today.

  7. Wowza! Thanks for the comment on my blog Barbara – I followed your link and couldn’t believe it was from you. I chatted to you at the NEC last year and have long admired your work. I’m so new to the fabric world and you left me a lovely comment…I’m chuffed – can you tell? Nice Blog you have. Hope you enjoy the V&A. I got an invitation to the preview but couldn’t go as we had a loss in the family – hope to go in a little while x

  8. Lovely quilting Barbara. I’m not much of a quilter myself but love to see beautiful work. I hope you have a great time at the V&A. I love my visits there!

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