Sunday, May 6, 2018

Fly High baby quilt

My plan is to use up as many children's fabrics as I can from my stash, as well as scraps, 
by creating a set of baby quilts for the neo-natal unit & Ronald McDonald House 
at Southland Hospital in Invercargill.

I've started with this one, using up a flannel jellyroll that I picked up 
from Spotlight at the end of last year.

I created rail-fence blocks then twisted and turned them to create the layout.
I used some extra strips to bulk up the sides, and used up some leftover blocks to lengthen it as well.

It measures 27" x 31" and has a plain flannel backing.

You can see that I kept with the aeronautical theme by quilting clouds along horizontal lines.

The backing is just a plain pale blue flannel, with some leftover blocks as a small feature panel.

Warm Welcome Baby Quilt

Created this baby quilt as part of a series of three I have made this year, using the same fabrics but with different patterns.  For this one I used an acrylic template: a Sue Daley 10" wedge to cut the pieces.
Our school grounds have ornamental cherry trees that have beautiful autumn leaves right now.
I love the colour combos of the greys, deep navy, mints and white, as also used in the earlier
Hugs and Kisses baby quilt.  This quilt here ended up at 31"x 38".

The buzzy bees are my fave! I just used straight line quilting to pull it all together.

The backing is a fox flannel - the quilt is a gift for my cousin and his fiance, whose first baby is due in June; my cousin loves hunting (not that we have foxes here in NZ) so I put this backing on for him.

Handmade with Heart, here in Edendale, Southland.

The lovely mother-to-be, Kate Pavitt, was thrilled with the quilt.
(Photo thanks to Amanda Inder)
Kia ora to all my quilting and crafting friends visiting via Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday 
Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday, or Meadow Mist Designs Share Your Finish Friday!

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 FinishAlong Second Quarter Goals

Am not committing to too much! These are all baby/kids size projects. I do want to continue trying to using from my stash and not be buying new fabrics (shaking with anxiety at the thought; will just have to stay away from Spotlight and my favourite online stores...sigh, being a fabricaholic is hard).

I think I'll be doing well to complete these:

This top needs quilted: DONE see here

This quilt is already underway...

I plan to make a string quilt with the leftovers and scraps from the two quilts above: 

I want to make something with this kids' print flannel jelly roll...

I will turn this practice sandwich into a pillow:

And I have a plan for these brights...

Sunday, April 8, 2018

#summer - a lap quilt

My third quilt finish of 2018, which I finished at during Easter...they are lap quilts for our two black leather sofas in the sitting room.

Measures 54"x50" (legs not included!)

I've called it #summer because of the pattern and the fact that the pair of quilts will always remind me of our first (and very, very hot) summer in this Hunter Street house. It is on my to-do list for the 2018 Finishalong's first quarter goals and is completely made from my stash.

For this quilt I just used straight-line quilting.

Is from a pattern called 'Weave' by Me and My Sister Designs from their book '12-Pack Quilts' and the backing is made with leftover yardage.

Here it is with its buddy quilt Summer Buzzcut:

Here's how they look in the sitting room:

Did you spot Rumbles doing his cushion impression?

Sharing with everyone at Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday - kia ora!