Monday, 8 March 2010

Still stitching....

I managed to get this off the frame a good couple of weeks ago, but today I managed to get it trimmed up ready for binding.  Thank you to Amanda Jean for the pattern of this one. (I'd link to her blog, but she's decided to no longer blog - and I miss her inspiration) I have quite a stash of AmyButler fabrics, they were just right for this. 
My favourite feathers :)

I've been busy working away on my City and Guilds, the bricks are from a photo I took of some beautiful houses in Edinburgh.  The colours and patterns were amaizing.

I'm pleased to say my tutor was really pleased with this piece of work.

Using the same brick fabrics I moved onto some Log Cabin blocks.  I love the subtlety of these, the batiks and hand dyed fabrics work really well and adds a great light.

From there I moved on to Court House Steps, but not being satisfied with the traditional, I've chosen four different colours for each side.

This little block just really speaks spring.  Have you noticed how mother nature is sneaking around, sssshhhh we don't want her to realise we've noticed! 


So, you see, I may have been a little absent lately, but I have good cause, honest!  I've been keeping up with my blog reader, so I know you all have been busy little bees too!

Happy quilting!

12 comments:

Lynz said...

Oh my!! They are all gorgeous but I think my favourite is the batiks - they work SO well!!! You've been a busy bee!

Fiesta said...

gorgeous blocks Trudy.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh my~! those log cabins are fantastic! love the colors! and it's great fun to see how the courthouse steps look when they are all together.. looks like a garden path. awwwwwh , we all have spring on our brains!

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilting, the Amy Butler fabrics look so fresh and inspiring for Spring. My favorite log cabin is the courthouse steps the colors are gorgeous, the batik blocks are very interesting and serene.
I am a new follower, looking forward to your posts.
Colleen

QuiltSue said...

Your version of courthouse steps looks fantastic. The finished quilt now - does that need a bed to go on? If so, I've got one here!

BROOKE said...

I love those bricks!

Barb said...

You are doing some amazing quilts...the one that is finished is awesome and the ones you are working on are truly wonderful!

Jo said...

I miss AmandaJean, too. Really wanted to mention your terrific color sense - truly makes your quilts spectacular!

Jo

sweetypie said...

thats really lovely trudi,I like your own designs best of all

Mego said...

I always MEAN to comment on your lovely quilts but I ADORE your courthouse steps. How beautiful!

Julie said...

I enjoyed your company at the Guild meeting today and your quilt looked stunning in real life. Now I've seen your batiks again I may rethink what I was going to do with the batiks I bought today.

QuiltSue said...

I love your new background.