Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Japanese baby quilt - first girl block done!

Progress on the baby quilts is being made little by little.

This is the first block I just finished for the Japanese baby girl quilt, for my sister's little girl. I really love how it's turning out, I will probably end up wanting to keep the quilt once it's complete.

Good thing she is making a quilt for our baby as well, so I will feel more inclined to turn it over. I don't think it will come to a hostage situation.

I ordered some AWESOME templates from this company called Ardco. They are useful in cutting out fabric pieces for either hand or machine piecing. They are made of metal and seem generally bullet proof. The back side has this killer no slip sandy stuff that allows you to mark your fabric without the thing slipping all over the place.

I ordered the Tea Leaves (AKA Joseph's coat) templates in both sizes - 6" and 12". I cannot wait to try them. Their shipping time and customer service was awesome. If you need templates, I would highly recommend Ardco.

My plan was to use them on the Liberty of London fabrics, but since I didn't pick up any more fabric yet, I'll wait a bit and perhaps orders some online.

Thanks Sami for the tip on International Fabrics and their good selection and prices of Liberty. Cool site!!

7 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

I like those Ardco templates - they vend in my area - I have the flower garden (I think that it what they are called) ones. I have yet to actually try them out...

Love the girl baby quilt - we are not finding out the gender, so I am doing green, yellow, & scrappy 30's - so far... (Oh & there is a bit of taupe going on - if I ever get back to the hand button holing.)

Sarah said...

Thanks for the fabric link! I have regretted for a year that I didn't buy any fabric when I visited Liberty in London so I just made up for that with $50 in fat quarters. Loving the baby girl quilt!

Natalie said...

You always make such beautiful things!

Zegi said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to give it up! It is turning out just lovely.

Ravenhill said...

Your quilt is so beautiful. Your talents are impressive. I fear your sight is going to make things expensive for me. I just love all the links you have to share! Very dangerous...
~Emily

Petra said...

nice quilt!
beautiful colors

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is just gorgeous. A beautiful combination of colours.