Wednesday, 31 July 2013

WIP Wednesday: Low Volume Baby Quilt

Today I'm auditioning binding for this low volume baby quilt top I made on the weekend. 

I'm trying to use up as much of my scraps and stash as possible at the moment. I really need to stop buying new fabric and start using what I have. So far, it hasn't been a challenge!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, 22 July 2013

Little Wonky Triangles

July's bee block was this cute, and super simple, wonky triangle block.

Janine pointed us to this post and said she wanted these for her month. Her requirements were that they were 6.5" white squares, in rainbow colours (we chose which colour we wanted) and tone on tone fabrics. I chose purple as I had quite a few tone on tone purple scraps. 

This block is a fantastic scrap buster. I used solely scraps for these. I love how they look together too. I'm now planning some scrappy baby quilts using this block. Just add it to the ever growing list.....

Friday, 12 July 2013

Giant I-Spy Cushion

On Wednesday night I finished this giant 24" I-Spy cushion for Master 3.

It's made up of four 12.5" blocks that I randomly pieced improv style from all manner of boy type fabrics. Some scraps, some stash.

I had a go at free motion quilting for the first time on something other than a secondhand pillowcase stuffed with scrap batting. It's certainly not perfect but it's not too bad and definitely better than I expected. I used a lovely variegated King Tut thread.

Master 3 chose this motorbike print for the back. Motorbikes are the flavour of the month.

I used this great tutorial to put the cushion cover together. These cushions are a great way to use up scraps and practice free motion quilting. I will definitely be making more.

Linking up with Quilt Matters for TGIFF.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Star Value Block

Sue's June block in QCA Bee # 2 was this Star Value block. You can find the tutorial at Happy Quilting.

I used only scraps and some low volume charm squares. I'm not a huge fan of making half square triangles but I love the effect that they make with this block. Looking forward to seeing all the blocks together.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Urge To Start Something New

Today I woke up with the overwhelming desire to make baby quilts. This morning I'm having some fabric play for inspiration.
Really, when I get the urge to create I should work on those numerous WIP's in the cupboard. But sometimes, to get back into the swing of things, you just need to start fresh with a new project.