Sunday, July 5, 2015

Plus quilt flimsy

Today is Sew-turday, first day of the holidays!  I had the pieces for this lap size Plus quilt cut out a few weeks ago and have spent this afternoon sewing them together...

Is a mixture of denim/dark blues and grassy/lime greens. I used 4.5" squares so they finish at 4" when sewn. Each plus has a centre strip of (finished) 4" x 12". 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

2015 Christmas Joy quilt

I finished this about a month ago and it is one of my goals for On The Windy Side's Finish Along but was hoping for some snow to arrive so I could get some really snazzy Winter Christmas photos, however despite telling us about three times that we were in for severe snow, the weathermen and women were wrong - the snow went everywhere else but Edendale! 

I need to post to my blog before the Finish Along Quarter 2 ends, so here it is; the lighting is not great - the sun has arisen but the sky is very patchy with rain clouds (and I used the ipad not my camera!).
I used a charm pack of Moda's Kate Spain 'Joy', plus some fat quarters that I had picked up along the way and a neutral white tone on tone print, sewn in a simple square design with the border of half squares.  It is a small lap quilt measuring 48" x 48". 

I quilted straight lines to echo the squares, using a mix of red or green threads; for the border, three sides have been free-motioned in dark green with the words "We wish you a Merry Christmas" (yes, like the song), and the bottom border has got "And a Happy New Year!"

The binding is a black and white print covered in various ways from around the world of saying Merry Christmas!

The backing is a mix of a red solid and a green pinstripe. 

Welcome to all my visitors from My Quilt Infatuation's Needle and Thread Thursday linky party and from  Crazy Mom Quilts' Friday Night Finish It linky party!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Another Giraffe at Last!

Another finish of one of my goals for the 2nd quarter of On The Windy Side's Finish Along Challenge!  I think I've managed to get four things done, not too bad!

Sorry about the night-time photos, the winter weather has been raging outside all day, I spent the day working on school reports, finally spent some time this evening to get Melly's legs onto her body (she's been waiting in the basket for about a year!)

About 18' tall and made from a pink polka dot, with a black multi-coloured spot for the horns and hooves; pattern is called Mrs Perkins and is by Melly & Me.

You can see my other 'Mrs Perkins' giraffes here: #10 for Harper, #9 baby gift#7 for Corbin and #8 for sale, #2-6 sold or gifted, and #1 for Claudia

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Little Leap Frog baby quilt

I love the colours of this, so crisp and fresh!

Made from the Little Leap Frog pattern by Janeen Getz for, using fat quarters from Spotlight and a plain white solid, with a dotty black and white binding (for which I sewed on by machine, to try out Red Pepper Quilts' binding tutorial, which also takes reference from Crazy Mom Quilts' binding tutorial - very useful and easy to to if you want a quick way to get the binding on!)

The back has a green paisley and a black print - can you tell I made the backing as a super-sized version of the leap frog block from the front?

I quilted concentric squares in the leap frog blocks and a variety of free motion patterns in the print blocks - stippling, large pebbles, zigzags and random boxes, depending on the pattern of the print, using a variety of black, green, blue or white thread. 
It's a bit gloomy today, so the colours aren't as bright as in true life - you can see them better in other photos below from when it was being 'built'.  

This is my fourth finish from my to-do list for Adrianne's Finish Along for the second quarter of the year! Not too bad!! Am going to take advantage of the long weekend to get started on the fifth - a Christmas quilt.

And a big hello to any quilting visitors from Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday or Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday!