Friday, November 30, 2012

Backing, basting and a nice walk.


Since I like the backing fabric for my quilt so much I decided to sew a row in the middle of the backing this will create a big left over piece which I can use for another project.


What a surprise to find that printed line next to the selvage.


When I finished my backing my DH and I went out for a nice walk.


Doesn't this look like a dream house?  


Can you imagine these Dutch clogs on the shelf?


And this view inside the barn?

I love everything about this house except..... the front garden :-/.
This picture is taken at the same place I took the picture of the farm. I only turned 180ยบ



The clogs and nice view inside is not taken at that farm, I took them inside my favorite windmill 'De Zandhaas'.


When I got home I laid my backing, batting and top on the floor and I basted and basted till it was finished.


Done! I used Mountain Mist Cream Rose. Thank you so much for your response on my post before. I will keep you up posted about my experience with both battings.  


This is the same picture as above but the focus is on the background. There is my knitting project. This time a cowl for my daughter. The hat and mittens are already finished :-) 


Lucy

19 comments:

Robin said...

The quilt in your header is one of my all time favorite quilts. I love the red and blue together and the soft blue background just makes everything so charming. I always smile when I check out your blog because there is "that" quilt greeting me again. You new quilt is pretty too, can't wait to see the whole thing.

ria vogelzang said...

Just love your fabric and block choice! The little red flower is a Rouenneries from French General nu Moda, isn't it? So lovely!
Enjoy the knitting as well! :)
Love, Ria.

At My September Cottage said...

What a lovely post Lucy. I adore that fabric and have two metres put away. Good idea to save some of yours! The old house is so beautiful. I am so looking forward to seeing the front of the quilt...

Kathie said...

I love seeing pictures of your area where you live and pictures from your country. Love the fabric choice perfect for this quilt. I know you will enjoy hand quilting it. I love that batting. Kathie

regan said...

What a beautiful country cottage house. I can't believe it's smack dab in the middle of traffic and chaos! Yikes!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

I love to see you busy with your handwork, my friend!

Beautiful photos! And yes, that is a dream house!

Bonnie

Ruby Manchanda said...

Quite a genius when it comes to handling crafts and cameras.

Leeanne said...

always lovely photo's, what a contrast a turn in direction can take the camera!
The red sprig you are using is lovely, I have worked with this same fabric on a few of my customers quilts, it is very lovely, beautiful quality.

David said...

I don't know what I love most... your quilts, yours posts and your photos make me dream... and they make me want to quilt day and night ;-)

Doniene said...

Yes, yes, I want to see the mill and all the wonderful sites that are special to you! Your quilt is so beautiful! And the knitting - wonderful!

Blessings

Phyllis said...

Lovely blogpost. Love the fabrics & your pictures, such a dreamy quality to it all! Look forward to seeing the whole quilt when it is finished.

taylorsoutback said...

Lovely post - your French General fabrics are exquisite they hold a special place in my hear too!

Assume that wonderful structure has been in in the same spot for eons while its surroundings grew & made "progress" How sad that it is getting swallowed up. Living in a quiet rural setting for the past 16 years has caused me to be startled when even another car comes down our road.

Michelle Huddleston said...

Absolutely perfect in every way! You make me want to sew and work on my hand quilting... and start a pot of soup and bake homemade bread for dinner. In other words...you have inspired me, which is just what a great blog post should do!

unquake sol said...

nice blog...

Nifty Quilts said...

Interesting thoughts on fronts and backs, in many different ways. Lovely quilt!

Patty said...

Hi Lucy,
Thought I would stop by and say hello and wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. I love your pictures

Annemieke said...

Mooi he,als een huis zo'n schuin stukje heeft?! En ook ik ben altijd weer blij met zo'n randje naast de zelfkant, net een extra cadeautje. Ik weet niet waarom ze dat eigenlijk doen. Je stofjes zijn mooi!
Groetjes
Annemieke

Bj Evans said...

Just scrollig on my Ipad found your post. so enjoy the peaceful quiet time reading and looking at pictures. I am very sad today, quilts are my salvation. we just buried my precious daughter yesterday. feb 28 way to soon. my fragile flower. I have made many quilts she had many. I am a hand quilter by choice. answer to your batting question. I love the dream cotton request.. have used for a long time. hand is wonderful and if perhaps you wish great for machine. when you have to get it done.

Bj Evans said...

Just scrollig on my Ipad found your post. so enjoy the peaceful quiet time reading and looking at pictures. I am very sad today, quilts are my salvation. we just buried my precious daughter yesterday. feb 28 way to soon. my fragile flower. I have made many quilts she had many. I am a hand quilter by choice. answer to your batting question. I love the dream cotton request.. have used for a long time. hand is wonderful and if perhaps you wish great for machine. when you have to get it done.