Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Latest quilt in progress...

I hope everyone is having a great week!  I have been plodding along trying to shorten my to do list.

First up was to get this quilt basted.  I use the adhesive spray and my parents big outdoor table to baste.  So much easier than crawling on the ground.

The design may look familiar, it is the Rapid City Quilt, design by Elizabeth Hartman.  You can see a previous version I made here.

The pattern fabric is the same as in the last quilt but with a different background and tree colours.  It creates a completely different feel.

Next up was completing another two blocks at my monthly (although I've missed a couple and it's more like quarterly at the moment) Marti Michell BOM sewing class.

Engagement Party block

Friendship Card block

And lastly 60 x 4 patch units which will be the corners of the alternate blocks which go between the other blocks we've been making.

I also have 60 sets of flying geese to sew which is what I'll be working on this week.  I am on track to getting this quilt assembled for a birthday/christmas present later this year.  Here's hoping that continues.

And at some stage I'll get around to quilting the Rapid City Quilt :)

I am linking to WIP Wednesday and Fabric Tuesday.

Fresh Poppy Design
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Friday, June 14, 2013

I'm back...

Hi all, it has been a while since my last post (sorry!) and it's not because I haven't been busy.

I have had a lot on my plate as of late and finding time to get to the laptop has been slim.  I will share more about that in the weeks to come.

Today I am sharing a project which is now a little old (meant to post it ages ago) but these were secret squirrel for a while.

Back in March I did a course on how to make cushions which came in very handy for Mother's Day (in May for Australia) presents.  I had great fun mixing up the designs and matching the colours for each of these special women.

First up I made these red, white and grey combos for my Mother In Law which I think she loved.

The quilting was fairly simple with shadowing the strips of fabric.

Next I made these two lovelies for my 91 year old Nan.  She couldn't believe I would make them for her.  It was very sweet.

For the star cushion, I quilted around the inside and outside stars.

And lastly I made these for my Mum.

The Dresden Plate was quilted around the edge and inside hexagon.

I really love this Dear Stella collection, Piper.

 I also loved that the instant gratification with them taking considerably less time to make than a quilt.

I will have a quilt to share with you in a few days time.  It was also secret squirrel but as my sister's birthday has passed I will be able to share.