Friday, March 24, 2017

August Plus Squared quilt

This is the Plus Squared quilt by Emily Dennis which I first saw in one of the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazines a few issues ago.
This quilt was made for my niece and her partner to celebrate their engagement.
I used Cotton and Steel "August" prints as the recipients are both born in August and share the same starsign of Leo.
These blocks were easy sew and the whole quilt was quite quick to put together.
Quilting was once again rows of serpentine stitch about 2 inches or so apart.
The background fabrics are a linen coloured solid and ivory for the surrounds of the blocks.
I chose a lovely turquoise solid for the binding as it matched the colour in some of the August prints.
There are lion faces peeking out in many of the blocks.
This quilt finished at about 54 x 66" which is a nice throw size.
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Liberty scraps ipad case

My little Liberty scraps from last month have been used to make a zippered pouch to hold my ipad. 
 I adapted the Simple Zipper bag tutorial from the Fat Quarter Shop to make a case to fit.
As I only had a few scrappy Liberty HST, I made them up into a 4x5 panel and then added borders to make the main part of the pouch.

The pouch is about one inch larger than the ipad on each side which allows it to fit inside easily even with a hard protective case.

My favourite fabric  is the Hello Kitty and I used some hot pink solid to bind the case.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - Liberty Scraps

Ever since it was first released, I have wanted to make the Fancy Fox quilt in Liberty prints, like the ones used in the cover of the pattern.
So when I saw that Spotlight had a few of the Liberty prints available recently, I bought some to make the fox quilt. 
There are also some beautiful sewing accessories available in the Theodora Liberty print including pincushions, sewing boxes and even a sewing machine.
From top to bottom, the prints are as follows: Phoebe, D''anjo, Thorpe, Mabelle, Fion,Tatum, Poppy & Daisy, Wiltshire, Emma & Georgi.
When making the foxes, the print squares are flipped to make the ears which are then trimmed.
These little HST are only 1.5" but I will definitely be using them for another sewing project as these Liberty scraps are so precious.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Baby Animals Plus quilt

It has been a long hot summer here and I am finding that I haven't been sewing as much but I did manage to finish off another baby quilt.
I used the "Plus quilt" pattern by Kelly at Jeliquilts again as it is such a fun baby quilt to make.
This time, I chose some cute baby animal fabrics along with a few coordinating prints and a light grey solid for the background.
And quilted again with the serpentine stitch before binding in the lime green solid.
I backed the quilt in a drill cotton so that it can also used as a playmat.
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Colorway quilt

Late last year I saw on Instagram that there was a quilt-along starting using the new "Colorway" pattern by Thimbleblossoms.
This looked like a nice pattern to sew and also a good way to use up more of my stash so I joined in the sew along.
For my Colorway quilt, I used a mix a Bonnie and Camille prints (mainly Handmade and Little Ruby) along with coordinating solids and a black spot on cream print for the background.
The blocks were a bit tricky to sew as there are quite a few points to match but I think it got easier as I sewed them. 
Once the 36 blocks were made, I laid them out on my design floor (aka our loungeroom floor) to check the arrangement before sewing the blocks together.
This was such a fun quilt to make and I really love the new black prints in Handmade, especially with the cream and black dot background. 
As this was quite a large quilt 76 x 76", I sent it to my local quilter to have it long armed using the same Gingersnap pattern that was used on the Canyon Patchwork Swoon quilt for my daughters 21st birthday.
The backing is an ivory fabric with small white spots which I had in my stash, and I couldn't resist using the same B&W stripe for the binding that Camille used on her quilt.
This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - Swoon scraps

One of my favourite quilt patterns is the Swoon quilt by Thimbleblossoms and I have already made quite a few projects using the original design and the Swoon mini quilt version...
And recently I made a cute cross stitched hoop neckace using a Quilty Stitches pattern by Corey @ Coriander quilts.
There are a couple of quilt alongs currently on IG - one hosted by Camille herself (#swoonalong), 
And another by @mel_is_a_swapaholic (#swoonalong2017).
I am joining in to make the Swoon 16 pattern using a mix of Melba and Matilda fabric by Emma Jean Jansen with some coordinating solids and a charcoal background.
So far I have sewn 8 blocks and have been collecting the little HST scraps from the flipped corners.
Although these HST will only be about 1.5" after trimming, and finish at 1" once sewn, they can be used to make patchwork panels for other projects such as the Makers Tote I made last year.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Proposed list of finished for FAL Q1 2017

Another year has begun so I am ready for some new (and old) projects to make when I have days off from work - some of these are possibly longer term projects so if they don't get finished this quarter, I can roll them over into the next one.
1. Abstract Elephant quilt: This is a project carried over from last year, as I have only done 3/97 pieces...
2. AMH Painted Portrait dress: I had enough of this rayon leftover from another top to also make a dress and I really like this pattern for these hot summer days.
3. Baby Animals quilt: I have used this Plus pattern a few times already as it is such a quick one to make a cute baby quilt from.
4. Butterfly quilt by Tula Pink - I have been saving my Eden bundle for this to do a different version of this amazing quilt.
5.Cloud 9 Plus quilt: another baby quilt using an assortment of Cloud 9 organic fabrics.
6. Coastal ripples blanket: I may have to wait until it cools down a bit before taking this up again....
7. Colorway quilt: my Colorway quilt is quilted so only the binding to go - I couldn't go past the stripey B&W from Handmade.
8. Liberty Fancy Foxes quilt: I have always loved the original Fancy Fox quilt made using Liberty fabrics so am going to make a smaller sized quilt with these prints.
9. Matilda/Melba Swoon quilt: Joining in the Swoon quilt-along and using fabrics by Emma Jean Jansen.
10.Necessary Wallet Clutch (NCW) : I have some beautiful Art Gallery denim to use for the outside of this wallet. 
11. Plus Squared quilt: I am cutting into my stash of August prints from Cotton and Steel to make this quilt.
12. Summerlove Swoon Sixteen: I also want to make another Swoon quilt using this bundle of Art Gallery "Summerlove" prints with the coral solid for the sashing.
13.Tula hexie quilt: I now have an acrylic template to use to cut the extra hexagons for the quilt.
14. World travel wallet: As we are going on an overseas trip this year, I need to make a passport wallet using this map fabric by Tim Holtz.
Linking my Q1 FAL list up with the 2017 FAL global team.