Well we have lots to share and I have been busy with lots of projects, as usual. So will share a few with you now. We had Feathered Star in July and Two Baby Sisters in June, and for August we are very lucky to have Prairie Star in our Quiltworx Trunk Show. Here is a picky, it's huge and just fits our wall, love the colors and the most amazing quilting.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Both patterns are now available here
Thursday, 17 April 2014
The calendar is lying to me I'm sure, it cannot be January that I last posted anything, surely! Yes, it looks like I am not doing anything but I have not been idle. I just took some photos of two new quilts for a pattern cover, so thought I would share it with you. Very simple, but really happy with the colors and shades of these two baby quilts. The Tilda fabric is so soft and pretty I made both a boy and girl version to give a glimpse of how beautifully they all go together. Teddies or birds, plus I will throw in another design options for an elephant in the pattern that would also look sweet. The simple cross hatching quilting has also popped out really well so very pleased.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 16 January 2014
I have also been creating some class samples for our Stepping Stones class which starts shortly. The same block is used in the Cappuccino Placemats and Tablerunner pattern, so I've made up a couple using some striking black & gold fabric. I tried two different types of wadding: pellon in the tablerunner and the Matilda's bag wadding in the placemat. Both easy enough to quilt with although the bag wadding was stiffer under the machine, but I like the firmer feel for a useful placemat. This is a fun, quick & easy block, each of which uses only two 2 1/2" wide strips of fabric, with no wastage.
We have had a lovely two week break with a week at the beach, where I did some stitching on my Opus Tweet block of the month, so I thought you might like a photo of my version using pretty Tilda fabric. There is more to it than I first realised as it is an unusual mix of embroidery, applique, embroidery on applique and piecing and uses the newish iron on stablisher from which to cut templates. It stays in when you quilt, but the glue will wash out, leaving a soft stabiliser within the applique shapes. I have also been machine quilting the Mariners Compass, halfway - my should is telling me to just have a little break :)