Thursday, 30 March 2017

Finishes - Clocks to Cosmic colour!

So while I was in Cork, the Limerick Quilt Centre were down too with their pop up shop for the Southern branch's meeting.  And you would think that being a regular customer I would have no need of anything but I succumbed to impulse and bought a fabric clock making kit!

A few years ago I bought the lampshade kit in the same range (haven't used it yet!) but thought I'd get the clock kit out and up and running.  It was really easy to use and I love how it looks with this Karavan print from Valorie Wells.  Can I call this a Friday finish?  Is that cheating?

One thing I can definitely claim as milestone reached is my Rainbow Rose quilt top.  I finally made a decision on the applique and went all Orla Kiely inspired on the corners.  It's now with being quilted by Tomomi@Slaney Handcraft.  I asked her to give it the Tomomi Treatment and you should have a look at the beautiful quilting that is being done here on instagram.  Awed as always by Tomomi's quilting!

Lastly, the deadline for Aurora, a co-exhibition between the Irish Patchwork Society and the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild, is this Friday so I had to get a move on to get my quilt done.

Inspired by the colours that digital cameras can pick up that we don't see ourselves, I tried to pick a vibrant selection of yellow greens, mint blue, magenta, reds and berry colours to symbolise the Aurora Borealis against a starry or city at night sky. 

Circular quilting to depict our planets motion and wavy quilting in straight lines for the light that we see.

It's now all bound and labelled and just needs a hanging sleeve!  To see the amazing quilts Tomomi and Lena from Quilt Arts did check out these links here and here.  They are incredible and I hope my simple quilt is hung right at the other end of the gallery!  It's going to be a fun and very colourful exhibition and I am really looking forward to seeing their quilts up close in real life.  They will be on display in Dublin in May and in Lisburn after that.  Might have to visit twice!


  1. I love your fabric clock and, of course, it counts as a Friday finish Ruth! Your Aurora quilt is really lovely I am sure that it will be a great addition to the exhibition too :)

  2. What fabulous projects! Love the corners of the rainbow quilt and the colours in the last one.

  3. So many wonderful projects in this post. I love them all!

  4. Hi Ruth! Wow, I love all your projects and finished here! The clock is super cute! I love the colourful Reinbow Rose and the applique on the corners is perfect! Aurora is also gorgeus! You had great idea for the colours and the quilting is perfect! x Teje

  5. Love your aurora one. It's so you!

  6. Love your aurora one. It's so you!

  7. The clock is cute and what a perfect fabric to use for it. I did go spy on the quote g your rainbow rose is getting: stunning! And I think your Northern Lights mini is fantastic. I hope you share how the exhibit goes!

  8. The clock is adorable. And yes, it's a finish! Love the large Rainbow Rose. I hopped over to Instagram -- she's doing a great job on the quilting.

  9. Great clock. Isn't it such a satisfying feeling to buy something and use it straightaway.


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