Sunday, May 27, 2012

Making the stash a little lighter...

I have made a baby quilt out of reunion for a work colleague who knows she’s having a boy and has thankfully told everyone so there was to be no flowers or frills on this one.

I removed the flower patterns from the charm pack and used a pattern from Moda bake shop called Line Dance. It went together in a matter of hours and was very easy, one that I will make again!
It’s currently on the Gammill and I’m free motioning it with a large stipple and a Swirly thing (this is the technical term) in the small inner border still deciding on the strips down the centre of the quilt.
Having been long-arming solidly for the last few weeks I’ve been getting rather twitchy and I needed to get behind my Janome!
I dug into my stash and found this Tweet Tweet Jelly Roll I have had a couple of years now and decided to match that with Camille’s Jellybean Quilt Pattern.
I also removed a few of the brown strip and
 replaced them with blue strips cut from some yardage...
Love the way it is going together... Here it only has I/2 the blocks together, but I put on the design wall so you could get a feeling for the finished product.
I have also dug out this, my Hoop Bag and decided I really should attempt the Hand Quilting on this again as I really want to finish this project.

 After pulling out my last attempt I have started again.
 I am now armed with Tiger Tape so that should (hopefully) make it all better...

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring 2012 Bloggers Quilt Festival

This is my entry for this Spring 2012 Bloggers Quilt Festival. Now with all the talk of quilt market the last few weeks you would think I would be ready for the festival... ha not the case.

I found myself yesterday not wanting to reblog any of my Quilts so I loaded my skittles Quilt on to the Gammill and free motion quilted it.
I love this clam shell pattern....
The skittles I wanted to leave fairly plain so you get a definite contrast...
I dug the ruler out which I haven’t used in a while
and quilted lines 1/4 inch in on all skittles....

This is a photo of the backing which gives a better view of what I have done.
Binding is attached, but not sewn down. I know that it isn’t technically finished but my super-woman cape is in the drycleaners and I won’t get it back until next week... so this will have to do.

Thanks to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for hosting a
 fantastic festival once again.
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

I need the sun to come out...

Today has been a very quilty day. My Gammill was empty this morning so I took the opportunity to put one of my quilts on...

This is currently my Favourite fabric, it's such a pity every time I want to photograph this quilt the sun is nowhere to be seen. It is seriously vibrant and at the next opportunity I will show you what I’m talking about...
This is the backing fabric and is the best cheater fabric I have ever seen, normally I wouldn’t go near a cheater, actually I would totally avoid like the plague!

Check out the gorgeous selvages...
I quilted it in a pattern called bluster, and have used the cheater as the binding, couldn’t resist the scrappiness of it...
I’ve also got a Good Fortune charm pack and I’m doing some hexagons, wanting to do a pillow for the couch.
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Now I’m going to have a well earned sit down and start sewing the binding down...



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