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:

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!

Summer Buzz


My first quilt finish of 2018 (but have taken until now to get photos as was waiting to finish its 'buddy' quilt too)...they are lap quilts for our two black leather sofas in the sitting room.

Measures 59" square.


Completed in January, this was my summer project and first on my to-do list for the 2018 Finishalong's first quarter goals and is completely made from my stash!




Is from a pattern called 'Buzzcut' by Me and My Sister Designs which is in their book '12-Pack Quilts' and took me quite a few hours (I watched full seasons of 13 Reasons, The Crown second series, the third series of Reign and the Virgin Queen mini-series on Netflix while cutting, piecing and quilting).  


We had a stinking hot summer here and on many days it was almost too hot to move outside, so it was nice to have an excuse (like I need one anyway!) sit in the sewing room in whatever breeze I could garner between the window and the back door.

Here it is with its buddy quilt #summer:

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!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Hugs and Kisses baby quilt



Created this small cot quilt during the weekend for my lovely workmate, Aleisha Schrader, who is expecting a new baby in May.


She was keen for a black/white/grey/navy/mint mix, in a modern style.


I cut out the fabrics on Friday evening and spent Saturday sewing it all together while watching an episode of Grey's Anatomy and then all ten (half hour) episodes of the new second series of one of my favourite Netflix shows 'Santa Clarita Diet' (starring Drew Barrymore), so it was about an eight hour quilt.

I used an all over, large stipple for the quilting, with a light grey thread on the top and a navy on the back. The dark fabrics are deep blue or charcoal (but look more like black in the photos).



I love these buzzy bees!
Was a pattern on one of my Pinterest to-do boards, shared by Lindsay Conner and Mary Jaracz of Craftbuds and was very easy to put together. I had it all finished by tea-time and will definitely use the pattern again.


It measures 36.5" x 42.5" and is backed by a Riley Blake flannel.  I bought some of the fabrics from Fabric Fixation and used others from my stash.


Sharing with Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday - hi!