My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Work Finished Thursday.

I didn't get around to posting a picture of this quilt top in progress yesterday, so today you get a picture of it finished.  Actually, I don't think it is finished.  I'm contemplating adding a border or two.  Just to finish it off a bit - frame all those colours and patterns - and make it a little bit larger.

This has to be my favourite block.  Of course photography doesn't show it, but there are lovely subtle colour graduations in both fabrics.  The setting triangles are in a mottled black.  I was thinking purple origianally, but none of the purples I had were right (and I'm NOT buying anymore fabric till next year!).

These two are my next favourite.  I like the design and I love the colour combinations too.

My Mother-in-Law's birthday is in early September.  I better get cracking on finding a backing (from my stash of course!) and deciding how to quilt it.  If anyone has any brilliant ideas on quilting - feel free to share, I've a few, but none of them are making me dance with glee.


  1. Wow. Amazing. So beautiful.

    I like that Koru block, too. And since I'm not a quilter, I can't give you suggestions, but whatever you'll do, I'm sure it will be gorgeous. :-)

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! My creativity is coming in fits and starts at the moment. Hopefully it will return soon.

  3. Ha! The minute you are on the wagon you desperately need a bit more fabric :)

    That is one very nice top btw. I'm more of a picture person myself as large scale stuff is a killer on my machine!

    viv in dunedin

  4. I am not a quilter per se, but I do quilt, but have never tackled anything quite so complicated. That is a great piece of work.

  5. Wunderful pattern! It looks really beautiful! You did a great job Lottie!


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