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!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reunion has arrived and is in my Etsy Shop...

I came home from work to find a lovely box of Fabric waiting for Me...
One of the things that arrived is Reunion By Sweetwater.

I have listed a Fat Eighth Bundle in My Little Etsy Shop if your interested in owning it for yourself.

Sweetwater have outdone themselves again! 

 I have also listed some Terrain Jelly Rolls too....

Happy Sewing!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Half Square...

When I was at Urban Stitches I bought a Pattern called
"Charmed I'm Sure"  by Leanne Beasley.
In our goodies bag we got a charm pack from Lecian,

I also bought a matching one,
 so I could make the Table Runner into a Small Quilt.

 Yesterday Afternoon I started to make the Half Square Triangles.

One Charm Pack down One to Go!

Whilst Shopping Yesterday morning I found Border Fabric and a Solid called Jacaranda for the binding that matched perfectly.
I love It when a plan comes together!


Sunday, October 2, 2011

On A Roll...

Yesterday I snuggled up with my Make Life Quilt and finished the Binding because it was such a miserably cold day, which may be hard to believe with the photos I have just taken in glorious sunshine!

I quilted with a Large Fan like Feather E2E.

This is a Pattern I designed myself using the Lazy Edge Ruler,
 A Jelly Roll And Yardage.
 I’m in the midst of Writing up a Tutorial which I will Post when finished...

This is my newest Project on My design Wall.
I am using the Hexagon Park Pattern from Moda Bake Shop
Fabric is Hometown by Sweetwater and a Blue Prima Solid from Spotlight called Slate.

What’s on your Design Wall?



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