Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Nine Patch Update

I have been using up the scraps from my recent quilts and bags to make Nine Patches.

Lots more to go!

Monday, 26 April 2010

A good weekend's sewing

I finished piecing together my Piece of Cake Quilt and added the borders. I also picked the solid above for the backing and the varigated thread to quilt it. I am tryin to decide how to quilt it and am thinking either diagonal staight lines or staight lines a quarter inch each side of the seam lines.

I also basted my Panache simple squares quilt all ready to quilt.  I am going to quilt this one with red thread 1/4 inch from each seam line.  I really enjoyed making this one partly because it was quick and also because it enables me to practice accurate 1/4 inch sewing and different quilting designs on a small quilt.

I also packaged up my swap parcel for A Little Fabric A Little Chocolate Swap on Flickr (pictures when I know it has been received), worked on my "Red Hippo" bag and didS some 9 patches.  And I happened to stumble accross a Jelly Roll of Figgy Pudding and seeing how rare it now seems to be I just had to buy it!

Friday, 23 April 2010

My first order!

Not really an order - my Mum asked if I would make some coasters for her friend whose 40th Ruby Wedding Anniversary was earlier this month.

I made 8 of these from a Moda Sweet Jelly Roll.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My First Swap

This was my first ever swap on Flickr through the group Fat Quarters Fabric Swap with a Twist.  I sent this to my swaping partner NotYetTheDodo and my last post has the lovely parcel I received from her.

The fabrics are a black and white swap, a Michael Miller cake print (the theme this month was Birthdays) and an Amy Butler Nigella print.  I also sent her a copy of SewHip which I love, blue and green ribbons, a tomato pin cushion and 2 coasters I made from Amy Butler fabric.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Another Parcel in the Post

I received this fabulous parcel in the post for my first ever swap in Flickr.  It's from the group Fat Quarter Fabric Swap with a Twist and my swap partner was NotYetTheDodo  Here is a close up of the fabrics (the sun was casting strange shadows across it!)

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Millie Moon Quilt Finished

I finally finished this quilt, it took me ages to sew the binding on, mostly because I kept getting distracted with other things!  The back is an Amy Butler print (as you can see I didn't try and match it when I pieced the back) and the binding is my current favourite Micheal Miller polka dot.  I called it Millie Moon because that's the name of the shop where I took the class to make it.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

A parcel in the post

I ordered fabric recently from Allego Fabrics and this beautiful parcel arrived.  I had been looking for some Moda Sweet fabric for a border on my Piece of Cake Quilt and while I was there I fell in love with Tanya Whelan's Dolce range.  This was the first time I had ordered fabric from the US and I was really pleased with it.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Twin Girl Quilts

I have had a plan for this stack of fabric for ages - mini pram quilts for a colleague at work who had twin girls at the end of December.  Luckily for me I couldn't go to see her until last week which gave me plenty of time to turn it into these quilts.  The light is really bad so the colours haven't come out great.  It had been pouring with rain for a few days so I had to take the pictures inside before I gave the quilts away.  The fabrics are mostly Tanya Whelan with a little Michael Miller and a little "I don't know the name or designer!"

Both the backs are this heart fabric from Ikea with quilting (almost) in the ditch and chocolate brown polka dot binding.