Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Sprawled over a sofa it is inviting a snuggle now that the weather is a little cooler again!
'Busy as Can Be'. Just 7 charm squares and a few minutes. Perfect for posting overseas to friends.
On the actual day a Victoria sponge was requested.
Its been a tiring week, but a fun one. Time to settle into some quiet sewing now!
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
This layout used just 16 of them.
Here is it is basted and ready to be quilted - but not until the hot weather we're being subjected to at the moment cools down a little. The room where I sew is roasting hot at the moment!
This remains a WIP!
I hope that you are a enjoying the weather where you are! Happy sewing!
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
I've also taken the chance to try a couple of outdoor quilt photos in this mornings sunshine. I couldn't persuade our chicks to pose in the background of this first one, though, despite using the fence of their run. They looked faintly bemused and went back to their dust baths!
Overall the quilt is 45" square. I originally intended to make the sashing and borders wider, but decided to live more or less within the constraints of typical 'width of fabric'. Of course, as I was adding the borders I realised that as I was making them with cornerstones I could have made them wider at least! A lesson for next time!
Avril recently. A fun design! Thanks for the reminder!
The backing is a bargain from IKEA. I usually make a trip to see if there are any fabrics that I could use as a generic backing fabric once I run out of whatever I last bought - and although I don't love this as much as some of the prints that I've bought over the years, it's a lovely 56" wide blue grey fabric, which has a lot of appeal for me.
Time for me to go and start on the next scrap top!
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Here are my resulting piles of 3" squares. Once I'd finished cutting the scraps they were re-loaded into a (slightly smaller) set of plastic drawers. First back out are my 3" and 1 3/4" squares, ready to make the first of this set of scrap quilts.
Although I've laid it out like this, I'm planning to sash the blocks to show them off a bit better. I've bought some Kona 'Ash' to do that.
'Scrap Quilt Sensation' by Katherine Guerrier.
They definitely give it a little extra 'zing' don't they?
My plan is to work on this quilt before starting on the next set of sixteen blocks, which will just about be right for the number of 3" squares that I've harvested from my scraps. I love to lose myself in my little bit of fabric heaven.