Saturday, December 31, 2011

How are you spending your last day of 2011?

Me, I'm spending it with Kate Spain...

 well not personally but with her gorgeous Fabric 'Terrain'.

 This is definitely my Favourite of 2011 closely
 followed by 'Sunkissed' by Sweetwater.

What was your favourite fabric of 2011?

I thought I would share the pattern I'm using in a different way today, for everyone that has never seen or used a long arm quilter before... 
 This is what is known as a Pantograph.
 I use a laser light on the side of the machine
to follow the pattern. This one is called Entwine.

I Hope everyone has a fabulous New Year's Eve tonight,
 Please stay safe and I will see you in 2012!


Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas the day after...

I hope everyone had a Fantastic Christmas!!!!
I did and was spoilt rotten, which is always good!

I have finally got some photos uploaded of the Baby Quilt, Damn blogger, this has taken hours to do...and a couple of tries...

Nice and Squidgy...
I am definately going to make this one again...

Love the Fabric used for the Binding...

Whilst I have been fighting with Blogger I captured this...
If I stay really,really still she won't see me, what a life!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

No more Xmas Requests!!!!!!

A lady I work with asked me this week if I could make a Baby Quilt for her new Granddaughter, after I said yes I realised that she wants to give it to her for Christmas, Yikes...

We worked out a size; it was going to be a Bassinet size.

Ok I can do that, Still 3 weeks to go.

The next day she asked could I make it larger as she would like it to go to her first bed as well, Bugger.

So I have made a large cot size quilt and this is the design I have come up with...

The Brief was: pink and mauve and something girlie!

Well I had this fabric in my stash called
Where the Wind Blows by Melanie from Melly and Me .


Then I went online to order backing at Under the Mulberry Tree and found that they have it on special for $2 a fat quarter, $8 a Metre.


So I ordered a Backing, and some more Fat Quarters to put back in the stash, for the next baby quilt I make.

Now I just have to Finish the Quilt that's loaded on The Gammill, load this one, Quilt and Bind it , all in two weeks, whilst working the two busiest weeks for the whole year...

I’m Tired just thinking about it...


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Getting Quilts Ready for Christmas...

I have been super busy, that’s why I haven’t blogged for a while!

I have quilted this Huge Quilt for a customer who is giving this to her granddaughter for Christmas, I only have to attach the binding for her and it’s ready to go.

This is a Baby Quilt that I have been commissioned to make, the baby is due 25th December...

There’s nothing like a few time challenges to get you going!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hexagon Park Quilted...

I realised that I neglected to share photos of Hexagon Park when I finished the Quilt top...
 so I thought I might as well leave it until the Quilting was finished...

The pattern is from Moda Bake Shop.
 I changed the Border because I wanted to use the solid for the backing and binding as well and didn't Quite have enough to do everything, so I pulled out some Grey Hometown Fat Quarters I had bought for my Stash and made a scrappy border.
I Quilted it with a cute curl pattern, nice and easy!

I have attached the binding and I'm planning on finishing that today.

I have even remembered to put a Label on the Quilt,
wonders will never cease!

It's funny how all the Quilts I have made with Sweetwater's Fabric designs turn out to be among my Favourites!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Who needs a Clean House?

Instead of Housework this is what I did Today....

Yes, I got out the Lazy Angle Ruler again...

I'm Addicted!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I Felt the Need, the Need for....

This morning when I woke I decided I needed to cut up some Fabric 
so straight after Breakfast I went From This...
To This...
Stay Tuned!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival...

This is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival
This quilt is one that I made up as I went along,and I simply adore it, and so do a few of my followers apparently as I have had a few requests for a Tutorial... Wow.
This is not quite a Tutorial but this is how I constructed the Quilt.

So Here Goes...

Oh... a few things first:

*You Need a Lazy Angle Ruler for this Quilt!*

These are not instructions for a Beginner ...

This is more a basic of how I put the Quilt together as guide for you, but I am happy to help you with an questions you might have.
I used :  
1 Jelly Roll of your choice
2 yards of Contrast fabric
3/4 yard Tiny Border
1 1/2 yards Large Border
¾ yard Binding
4 yards for Backing
You will be able to make a Quilt the same size
 as mine ( with leftovers), if you decide on a bigger size
 you will need to increase your fabric accordingly.

 I used a Make Life Jelly Roll,
 and then I removed all the brown ones
 as they are not my Favourite!
I then put them into sets of 3, and sewed them together WOF.
Use a Square ruler to remove the selvages to straighten the starting edge.
Using instructions that were included with your lazy angle ruler,
Cut an A piece for a 6.5” block, spin the ruler 180 degrees and the cut the second piece, continue doing this until all fabric has been cut.
Take your contrast fabric and cut 4 x 6.5” strips WOF.
Once again remove selvages so you commence cutting with a straight edge.
Using the Lazy Angle Ruler directions included in the pack
Cut a B piece for a 6.5 block spin the ruler 180 for the second piece,
 Continue until all the fabric is cut...
Now you need to match an A and B piece and sew them together, take into account your ¼” seam when matching the pieces together.

Sew all pieces together keeping them in sets of 4.
Now it’s time to sew together.
Each set is made up from the same blocks it just depends on which way you rotate the blocks. One will have a tiny cross in the centre and the other will have a large cross in the centre.

   Using a design floor or wall place your blocks out
in a pleasing matter,
I found this easier before I put the 4 blocks together in
 to 1 large block, so I could have the mix of colours correct

When happy sew them into rows of 4 alternating tiny cross and large cross blocks.
I had left over blocks so you can make it any size you want
 or you could use the leftover blocks in the backing.
Sew rows together.
I then added a 2.5” border using the contrast fabric so it gives the impression of the blocks floating.
I followed this with another 2.5” border, then a 4.5” border.

If you have any questions leave me a message and I will try my best to answer them for you.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Simple Abundance...

This weekend seemed as good as any to Quilt and Bind this Quilt.
This is the last Quilt made using this pattern for a while,
I won't say that I will never make it again, because this is a Fantastic Quilt pattern to make.... but I don't need another one for me!!!
This Quilt has been sitting patiently in the corner 
until it was one of the last left in the pile.

The Pattern is Wild Things by Camille Roskelly.

The Fabric is Simple Abundance by ThimbleBlossoms.
I’m really happy with how it has turned out!
 Why did I leave it so long?

This is also my hand stitching project at the moment...
The Kit came with Cosmo Threads which I am Loving!!!


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