Saturday, 17 September 2011

Robin's Quilt

Robin's Quilt

I was cutting it fine with this one - I started it 2 weeks ago.

Robin's Quilt Back

Finished sewing down the binding at 10pm last night just in time for his birthday today.

From this tutorial

Robin's Quilt -detail

He seems to like it (or did a good job of pretending anyway!!!)

Friday, 9 September 2011

Robin's Quilt Top

It finally stopped raining for more than 3 seconds so I could get some photos of this quilt top outside.  Followed this pattern from Moda Bake Shop but adapted it to make the quilt slightly longer than the original.

Robin's Quilt top

Backing is done, binding is made and quilt is basted and ready for lots and lots of straight line quilting.

Robin's Quilt Binding

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sewing club

Hmm not much progress made on my hexagons at sewing club at Millie Moon. Too much talking, not enough sewing!

I did get some trimming done on my Tilda half square triangles though.

This little bundle of fabric seems to have purchased itself last night (probably when I was too busy talking!)

However progress has been made on my husbands quilt and the top is finished. Thanks for all the suggestions. Hopefully I can get some better photos when I baste it on Friday

Saturday, 3 September 2011

New Quilt Top finished

I have finally got one of my old UFO quilt tops finished.  I started working on this in September last year!  Am planning on making a pieced back this weekend and am trying to decide how to quilt it.  I can't do free motion on something like this yet so am thinking of diagonal lines but am open to suggestions.

Wild Thing Oddyssea Quilt

I also need to get working on what may be another mad dash to finish quilt.  My husband reminded me this morning that I promised to make him a "manly" quilt for his birthday from my Authentic strips leftover from this quilt (well not really leftover, more because I widely miscalculated fabric requirements).  I have 14 13.5 days until his birthday.  I am sadly required to be at my place of employment for 5 of those days (and for some strange reason they don't allow sewing machines)  and will also be away from my machine for another 5 of them.    Thankfully they are all cut into 2.5" strips already (refer to miscalculating fabric requirements point above) so I am thinking of a jelly roll race or strip quilt of some sort.  Any ideas gratefully received!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Bye Bye August

August has involved a lot of trimming of blocks

A very quite restrained amount of stashing at Festival of Quilts

A Bee Block or two

Laying out quilt designs.

And making lots of blocks

Linking up with Lily Quilts Fresh Sewing Day

Fresh Sewing Day

and Small Blog Meet-up

Small Blog Meet

Here's to September!