Monday, 4 November 2013

Updated List for 2013 Q4 Finish-A-Long at Leanne - she can quilt

At last I've managed to take some photos for my list for the Q4 Finish-A-Long at Leanne's She Can Quilt, between rainy days! As the last months of the year are always so hectic and I know there won't be much time for sewing, I'm concentrating on two quilts. I am planning on finishing some "ancient" unfinished projects:

1. Shantung Shanghai

I was taught this block during one of Roberta Sperandio's fantastic courses, went home and made loads more. They've been sitting in a pile looking at me for ages now. The time has come to put them together. Roberta calls the block Shanghai, like the game with sticks. Shantung comes from the fact that I've used beautiful shantung silk inside many blocks.

Here's some details:

2. Column Quilt

The Column Quilt is another dinosaur, started at a great course by Francesca Miglierina at her shop Tessilesa in Laveno, it's been folded inside a box for ages (hence all the folds you can see in the photo!). If Francesca's reading she'll tell me off next time she sees me for not finishing it. It's a really clever technique for making a quilt, very fast (unless you're like me taking ages to finish it off!). I even started quilting it but unstitched loads of it because I didn't like the decorative stitch I'd chosen.

A detail:

I'm updating my link to the 2013 Q4 Finish-A-Long at Leanne - she can quilt on my previous post.

she can quilt

A reminder: if you would like to vote for my entries in the Blogger's Quilt Festival, you can in the Quilt Photographer category here and in the Art Quilts category here starting from the 1st of November until the 7th of November over at Amy's Creative Side. To vote click on the heart in the corner of the photo when you scroll over my entry. Thank you!


  1. Beautiful blocks and I love the column quilt too!

  2. Great projects and I like the blocks! I've made a few of them too! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. LOVE both of these quilts. I've wanted to sew with silk for AGES now, but there are always other things that call first. I even have a small stash of silk I've been collecting. Well done, and thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I hope you finish these--they will each be stunning!

  5. Love the column quilt. The fabrics in the close up photo are beautiful.

  6. Both of these have such soothing colors. I love the greens against that wood background. It looks so earthy.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  7. Will be nice to finish up some projects, right:) Love the photography here. The backgrounds are amazing.

  8. Both of these projects are gorgeous... Can't wait to see the finishes!

  9. I am currently making a shanghai quilt as well. Although I didn't know that's what it was called, I thought I made it up as I went. Lol!, yours is beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  10. What a fantastic setting for the column quilt! Thanks for linking up :)