Monday, April 21, 2008

Perle Cotton Love

A couple of new fabric buys of late . . .
. . . and I've discovered the joy of perle cotton for quilting. I love it! It is fun to work with and quick and easy. I also like the effect. My pink and green quilt is now all finished
and ready for binding.


I know you have seen these quilts before, but just in case you think I do nothing but gardening and trips to the wild, I have to show you that I am up to the binding on my red and black quilt, and will finish it off tonight with a bit of TV. I am always doing just a little bit of sewing each night and they come along slowly but surely.

I did forget to post about the Resin Experience I had with Ric Rac during the holidays. It was something I hadn't tried before and the results were somewhat experimental, but I enjoyed trying something new, and hey, it was a good excuse to have a "craft day".
Ribbons were on special at Lincraft last week, so I couldn't help buying some
. . . watch this space.


17 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Annie I love the colours in your pink and green quilt
Alison

Jelly Wares said...

The quilts look gorgeous Annie... I too have just discovered pearl thread for quilting, where have I or it been hiding all of these years... LOL!!! It's fantastic!!! Is that a bit of aunty cookie I see lurking in the background of one of those fabric pics????

Jodie :)

Chookyblue...... said...

got some pearl thread but need to give it a spin.......nice sewing.....

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Thanks for sharing, I'm so pleased you do get to do some sewing so times. I love your nephews quilt. Very masculine.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

The perle cotton quilting looks great...as does the chenille...
Loved all the close up garden pics and what you girls did with the resin...couldn't help but envision the shower scene in Police Academy though...wasn't that resin instead of shampoo? can just see you doing that to Jodie!! Tracey

picciolo said...

hi, you have been busy! Your garden is looking very beautiful and your quilts are gorgeous. I love the different fabrics you are using. And the trip to the wildlife park looks like fun, I wish we had your weather here!
: )

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your quilts are looking great - I haven't used perle cotton for ages except for dolly hair. Lucy x

Needled Mom said...

I, too, love the look of perle cotton in quilts. They have so many pretty colors too.

Your quilts are lovely. Sounds like you have been busy. I can't wait to see the buttons.

Jodie said...

Annie, You know I am missing show and tell so much - I have to come here and see your purchases. I am determined to have something to show tomorrow.......
I am really loving that black, red, white combo. Didn't you buy a quilt label for it at the show, with a ute on it?

fiona said...

oh isnt perle thread the biscuit?! it has changed the way i quilt.love the colors on your pink and green quilt.i love stitching in front of the tv at night great therapy!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The perle cotton does look fantastic...

colourdujour said...

love your blog again, especially the flowers, especially the quilt.
I'll keep the pearl cotton in mind for hand quilting...I have yet to get a quilt to that point. but I love pearl cotton. I've used it for embroidery.
peggyann

zoesquid said...

Green & pink is definetly one of my favorite color combinations. Thanks for sharing. Your work is always inspirational.
Cheers - Libby :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I love perle cotton for quilting too. Love your pink/green quilt with the chenille squares. It looks so warm and snuggly.

Jenny said...

You have been very productive-Love that green and pink quilt very textury and the black and red one is lovely too. Your resin goodies look like you had fun:)

Stina said...

Ohh...love your green and pink quilt...love the texture...and me to am a fan of perlecotton quilting...it suits me...;D
BTW where do you find those lovely chenilles?

Christine said...

Your pink and green quilt is divine. I love the look of cotton fabrics with chenille. Thanks for sharing.