Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bushfiretop completed and other beauties

I've been very busy these last days, very very busy cause I wanted to complete this top as soon as possible. (I only used scraps for this)

Now I show you the final result, I really like it, so full of life, so happy, just what these people in Victoria, Australia need right now.
I had so much fun with this and I think I have to do more, as it is also a great stash burster.

Now to something else, completely different, a mini Gee's bend style quiltie.
In this I used some vintage fabrics, the blue with the roses is a fabric my mum used to make one of my favourite pyjamas. There is also some blanket fabric from my baby bed (that's a long time ago), some upholstery fabric from my grandma, my dad's jeans and the blue one with the stripes was used to cover very old pillows, I think their filling was a kind of straw.

And the last, a pattern I designed on EQ5, I called it millenium.
The set-in triangles seem a bit too small, don't understand why cause I respected the mesures given by the program, so I think I have to redo them.

Normally I don't like this kind of colors, but I had them in my stash, so why not use them. But when I look at the star now, it really seems to shine, so not too bad.

Ok, now I watch a movie on tv and then, sleeping time as I need to get up at 5:30 am to go to work.

Have a nice weekend.


JJ said...

What a fabulous quilt and I'm sure whoever receives it will love it's lovely bright colours to bring them some comfort. Hugs Jan Mac Aussie

Exuberant Color said...

Your EQ5 quilt is wonderful. Usually I cut the triangles and squares an inch bigger than they say and then trim down after sewing them in.

Fanny said...

Love that star! Was it foundation pieced?? I sure wish they would make that software for Macs!

Lindsay Jean said...

Your star is really gorgeous! How big is it?

M. Regina said...

I love your quilts, Youur star is adorable.
It´s teh first time I visit your blog. Kisses
Regina, from Brasil

amy said...

You have been VERY busy! Your stars are all wonderful! Your wonky stars quilt will be a bright spot for someone, I'm sure! Your foundation star is beautiful and glows...can't believe you had these in your stash. They're perfect for the star! To Fanny, I use EQ5 on my Mac. It runs very well with Windows simulator software. Haven't upgraded to EQ6 because we're running out of room on the desktop computer...

Sam said...

The star quilt is great; I am always amazed how gorgeous scrap quilt can look, and yours is great. And the star is amazing. I hope I can stitch this well one day. Sam, Perth, Western Australia

KathieB said...

Three quilts, three completely different looks. They're all terrific!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love your star quilt - it looks utterly fabulous!

THERS said...

Hi Lil! A friend and I sat and sewed up a bunch of these blocks last night...we had such a good time creating them! Feels great to be able to donate to the Bushfire Project.
Mary Ann

jacquie said...

the bushfire quilt is wonderful and for such a great cause. love your little gee's bend quilt that you used all sorts of interesting fabrics.

Margy said...

The star is gorgeous. Wow, really nice work

Mary Ann said...

Our Tuesday evening guild is doing a "Bushfire Block" night next week! We hope to get a couple more tops made!! This is so great!
Anyways, hope you are doing well!
Greetings from rainy Denmark!
Mary Ann

Lisa said...

The bushfire quilt looks great and love the little gee's bend quilt. :-)
Lisa (flickr lmdesign7)

jenny said...

the bushfire quilt is very nice - I like the how the center block complements the overall shape!

Selvage Quilter said...

I love your quilts in this post!!
Very creative.

in New York

Marit said...

Your star quilt is great, love those doubble stars! And your Gee Bend inspired quilt has so much personality, it is wonderful.
And thank you for your nice visit.
; )

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous mini Gee's bend quilt, I really like how you re-used lots of fabrics that have been given a new lease of life!!

Janet said...

Wonderful star quilt that someone is going to appreciate. I love the idea of the little quilt having those special pieces in and the orange star is amazing.

Marlene said...

Hi Lil,

I love that fabric you posted in Black and white on the Spring Fling Round Robin web site. Where can I get some????


Scrappy Raven said...

Love your quilt top. The star is gorgeous too.

Blogless me said...

Hi Lil,

I absolutely love your pattern. And the colours, too.

I can only second what somebody already noted - wish they made that software for the Mac as well.

btw we're doing the antique quilt together.

Doina said...


Jennifer said...

lil you are amazing your work and your blog are soulful!!!! I'm putting you under quilts on my blog roll so folks can find your beauty..Jennifer

Mary Ann said...

Hello, Lil! How are you doing?
Been thinking about you!
Hope you're busy creating!
All the best!
Mary Ann

Sandra said...

this star quilt is great even stars in the center! Love this!

オテモヤン said...


kjquilts said...

Your star quilt is amazing!

patchwitch said...

Lil, I like tha stash-killing project you made and now it is a beautiful collection of stars instead of being just leftovers. Happy spring!
hugs from Hungary,
doti :D

Tora Consolo said...

I LOVE the star - what's the pattern and where do I get it???????

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
Yours, Ulla

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

love that mini!!! great colors and fab fabrics.. special!

Paula said...

The star is absolutely gorgeous so is your mini quilt. And I do like your scraps top, very nice.

I see you live in Luxembourg, so do you know of any quilt exhibitions in Lux this year?

Take care