28 March 2010

springing forward into spring



Today is the start of daylight saving time. Birds are singing outside and spring is finally approaching.

The Spring Fever table cloth is finished at 39" * 39". I used Hobbs fusible cotton batting and a small meander quilting. The fusible batting was a first for me, not sure I will do it again - the batting was so crinkled up in the roll, it was a struggle to get it smoothened out. I ironed the batting to the top and back in one operation. Glad I tried it out in a smaller format. The best part was to skip the pinning or basting.






I love these Narcissus flowers so much - for me speak of Easter holiday, new life, sunny days...
Wish you all a nice holiday!

22 comments:

Katy said...

I've missed a few posts and you've been so busy! I forgot it was the first day of spring this morning, but I woke up and started cleaning my kitchen. Maybe I needed to sprig clean?!

Mrs Moen said...

Happy Easter to you too, marit; I love your spring table topper!

Susan said...

I just love this little topper. So simple but full of freshness!

Andi said...

Your table cloth is so beautiful and Springy!!
Andi x

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

We are welcoming Autumn here with open arms!

Love the Spring Fever table cloth, and it was good to hear of your experience with fusible batting. No pinning, no basting ... ahhh

rita

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I have some vintage sheets in the cupboard and I've been wanting to sew them up like this for quite some time...Maybe this week!

SOLSAUM said...

Åhhh, så nydelege bilder og vidunderleg fargar du har i duken din.

Clare said...

You are so right. Daffodils are the first sign of spring, though it's pouring with rain and is cold here.

Lovely little quilt.

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Hi Marit:
It is always nice to learn through another's experience. I guess I have learned as we all have to take the batting out of the bag so we will all have the same problem. Thanks for sharing. I love your table topper. I am partial to blue and yellow. Happy spring(DST) to you.
Penny

Nanci said...

I love this quilt. I must be having the same feelings as you as I think I've almost finished a "spring" quilt also.
I love daylight saving time Wish it was like this all year long.
The sun energizes me!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Er det er selvklebende vatt?? Resultatet ble kjempefint!! Jeg driver å quilter på toppene mine til Lazy Gal Amish. Maskinquilter og river meg i håret!! Ikke spesiellt gøy..... AnneK:-/

Leslie said...

your table topper is so amazing and so gorgeous....i love it. i am intrigued by this fusible batting. sounds like it would make things a little easier.

wishes, true and kind said...

Very pretty quilt, and the flowers look just beautiful with it!

Fusible batting.... I do like the idea of no pinning/basting....

shellysquilts said...

Oh Marit, It is beautiful! It is going to look gorgeous on your table! Well done!
If you like not having to pin baste, have you tried the 505 basting spray. I've had very good results with it (but only on smaller projects). Your should try it, I think you will like it better than the fusible batting.
Happy spring, happy Easter and happy sewing!

belinda said...

Oh Marit....your Spring Fever table
piece is soooo what I need on MY table..HA! It is so springy and cheerful. I have a few daffodils blooming and I am SOOOOO ready for nice warm weather too!!

Evelyn said...

It turned out so beautifully! I'm so pleased. And I love the daffodil pics too - they're my favorite flower!

Allie said...

That is too sweet - I love it!

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt, the vintage sheets are great, I love them but I don't own any.

nicolette said...

Happy Easter Marit!

Your Spring table topper is lovely!

Karen said...

Such a pretty way to welcome spring. Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Shasta said...

Beautiful table topper, and it goes really well with he beautiful flowers. Very springy.

sewtakeahike said...

Just wondering Marit, what are your reservations with the fusible batting? I've never used it before. I hope you have a wonderful Easter!