Monday, June 29, 2009

Stacked Coins Quilt Underway

So my house is trashed and I really need to get on top of the washing so I can start packing for our holiday, but this quilt wont let me...
I cut all the pieces over the weekend and sewed it together today - naughty! I just couldn't wait see how it was going to look. It's done now so I can get back to what I am meant to be doing. I am really happy with it, other than being a bit loud, I am hoping white sashing and borders will calm it down.

Thank you to everyone who gave me some more ideas about where to go in Melbourne. Can anyone recommend a good Italian restaurant, now I know there a lot, but I am sure there are some favourites...

18 comments:

Katidids said...

That will really be cute! White sashing with multi print borders.....ok, on the way to check out my stash

Jeannette said...

Hi I agree white borders and sashing with fantastic quilting thru the white in white thread. It will be certainly crisp and clean

Andi said...

White sashing is absolutely the way to go.
Isn't it crazy how some projects simply won't let you get any housework done!!! Go figure!
Andi :-)

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Looking good! Love white sashing on quilts. How big have you cut your coins and what size will it end up? I am wanting to make one for my sister xox

One Flew Over said...

Well done!! It is looking fantastic!

Karin said...

It looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

Hi Stacey. There is no template for the bags. Just cut a rectangle twice the size you want and add seam allowances. I was only showing Hazel how to do French seams on a bag.

beck said...

Hi there, I left you a comment earlier about Italian restaurants but I think I forgot to click a button! silly me. You should try Woodstock in Nicholson St, Nth Fitzroy. They have the BEST pizzas ever & mind blowing gnocchi. I highly recommend it. But you'll find lots of lovely italian eateries in the Carlton area too, try Brunetti's for cake & coffee, yum! xox

sweet emmelie said...

loving it! looking good, can't wait to see it with white sashing - have fun getting ready for trip.

rabbit and the duck said...

Trotters on Lygon Street in Carlton is one of my favourites. There are heaps of Italian places on Lygon Street so definitely worth a visit, but they are not all good!
Sonny & Coco is a good market, of course I'm a tad biased as I have a stall there hehe.

randi said...

This is going to be beautiful!

Karen said...

These two are not in the city but both in Kew which is only 10-15 minutes in a taxi, and they are both great. Mamma's Boys is old-style Italian fare, hearty dishes.
Di Palma's - also Kew is more modern food, risotto, pizza and pasta - very open clean and stylish restaurant, view their menu online.
Otherwise Lygon st Carlton - dozens there to choose from!

Little Munchkins said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blogs (lots of blog hopping brought me here!). I love your coin quilt, it is looking really good.

Michelle said...

The quilt is going to look fantastic!

Il Gambaro's on Lygon St is one of my favourites. It's cheap, cheerful, very old fashioned and I think the mob own it ;-)

You can also try Ti Amo (I think that's the name) on Lygon St - there's one on both sides of the road, from memory.

Kuka said...

oh pretty!!

clare's craftroom said...

Looks great , can't wait to see it finished , hurry up . lol !

edward and lilly said...

Oh wow, I can totally see why this is so distracting, it's looking fabulous!

Ashley said...

I am supposed to be packing for my trip home on friday but my piece won't let me!