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Memory quilt 1

October 26, 2014

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I was approached by a friend of a friend to create memory quilts from their children’s baby clothes.  I love the different fabrics here, made up of onesies and sleepsuits.  There’s such great texture.

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Christmas tree skirt

October 26, 2014

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Two weeks ago I was granted a crafting weekend away with a good friend. It was incredible to have two nights and two days to sew non-stop. First on the list was to finish a commissioned quilt top (more to come in another post) and quilt it. That was Friday night. Saturday I spent the entire day on a new project– my Christmas tree skirt.
I adore this pattern (2010 Fat Quarterly Special Holiday Addition) and for my birthday in September I requested a stack of gorgeous Christmas fabrics. It was easy to follow and quick moving (even with the distraction of a Friends and Sex And The City marathon– another blissful treat!!).
After finishing the top it was time to quilt. The pattern showed gorgeous pebbling quilting which looked like snow to me so I decided to do the same. I found it hard at first but then far easier than stippling! Completely love this new quilting method. I finished it around 11pm and was thrilled to complete it in a day.
Sunday I made a bag start to finish, which I’ll post about soon too.
I’m hopeful this craft weekend away is an annual event (or maybe twice a year?!). It was a complete dream.

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triangle quilt (qal) finished

July 31, 2014

 

 

 
I’m so pleased with this quilt.  I started it back in March and finished it quickly with the exception of the binding.  It was with The Sassy Quilter‘s QAL and although it got intense some weeks (having to complete all rows in a week!), I loved the push to finish it within a few weeks.  
I loved trying out the concentric circle quilting.  I’ve been scared to try it on any gift or commissioned quilt so I thought it was a perfect project to experiment with, esepcially with the triangle contrast.  I love the outcome and will definitely do this again in the future. 
Finally  finished the binding this last week and it’s ready for use this weekend camping!
See the progress:
Thanks to Paula for the great guidance and motivation.  If you’re tempted to try it, I definitely recommend her tips/tutorials.
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triangle QAL week 4

April 15, 2014

Definitely not the best photo I’ve taken, but you get the idea.  The top is finished!!  I need to square up the edges and buy some backing fabric.  Not sure what I’ll go with yet, need to have a think.  Maybe grey? 

Glad to be keeping up with the QAL so far…


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triangle QAL week 3

April 10, 2014

This was an intense week of sewing to complete the triangle QAL task for week 3.  It was probably 5 hours in total to piece all of these rows together.  But they are gorgeous… so I’m a happy gal!

Once I got into a system, I sped through them.  I chain-pieced where possible and kept a photo of my initial layout so I could keep referring back to it and place the triangles in order again. 

If you’re interested in this quilt, check out the details on http://www.sassyquilter.com

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memory quilt with silk ties

April 3, 2014

I started photographing the quilt but then I was admiring the magnolia tree so much and the birth of Spring in my garden, I got distracted.

This is one of the scariest quilts I’ve made.  Not frightening itself, but the process definitely was.  It’s a comissioned quilt for a lady, made from her deceased father’s silk ties, shirts and her mother’s apron and tablecloth.  The pressure of making a quilt for someone else, I find slightly stressful anyway (what if she doesn’t like it!?), but add to that making the quilt from silk and meaningful material (which I can’t get more of)… scary!



Thankfully I found this excellent blog post about preparing silk ties for quilts, by Mamaka Mills.  I nervously chucked the ties into the wash and voila, they were clean and still perfect.  I even put the finished quilt into the wash (40 C) and dryer (light heat with frequent checks) and I’m glad I did because the dryer really finished off the lovely quilted look.  So it can be done… but I definitely wouldn’t do it often if I want to preserve it.


The front is made entirely from a white tablecloth, blue apron, two silk ties and two men’s shirts.  For the back I chose Liberty Tana Dawn Meadow because the colours were so complimentary and since it’s for a grandmother to use–  I liked the traditional and beautiful style of Liberty.  Binding in the same Liberty.


It’s 4′ x 3′, perfect for a couch lap quilt to keep warm reading a book. 


Hope she likes it…

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triangle QAL week 1

March 27, 2014
I am excited to start this triangle QAL, hosted by http://www.sassyquilter.com.  I’ve chosen my fabrics as shown here and will hopefully be able to keep up with the weekly progress.  I love these colours and I’m proud to say I selected them from different fabric packs and designers!  I usually play it safe and just buy a fabric pack made to go together, but this selection mixes 6 different fabric packs.  Yeah me!  I hope I can name them all– they were partially gifts from my last birthday (thank you Luckhurst family!)
  • “Petite Street” by Wendy Kendall
  • “Sew Stitchy” by Aneela Hoey (to whom I credit my quilting addiction!)
  • STOF “Pure Style”
  • “Nordika” by Jeni Baker
  • Me and My Sister designs (left over from bunting I made my nieces two years ago) 
  • Joel Dewberry “Modern Meadow”
I’m currently rushing to finish another commissioned quilt (getting there!!) so that definitely takes priority right now.

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