Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Three 'fresh' baby quilts


 

These bassinet quilts were made in September with leftovers from my Mystery Jelly Roll QAL that was hosted by Donna's Quilt Studio this year.  (I'm still in the process of quilting the Jelly Roll quilt).

Donna had a selection of 'home-made' jelly rolls we could purchase for the QAL and I chose the 'Lagoon' set of lovely blues and greens.

To make the first two quilts, I sewed strips together in pairs, then sliced them up to create a simple rail-fence style of pattern.  

'Free and Fresh' measures 23" x 18.5" and has a zebra-print binding with a lion print backing.


I quilted it side-to-side with the curvy zigzag stitch on my machine.



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"Fresh and Free' is the same size, 23" x 18.5", and has a lime print binding, also with the lion print backing.



This was quilted using the curvy zigzag stitch on my machine, from top to bottom.




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The third quilt, 'Fresh Freedom', used some of the navy solid that features in my QAL quilt, and I used a different block pattern for it. 


It measures 20" x 24.5" and has a very cool polar bear print on the back, with a NZ fern print as the binding.


For quilting it, I used the curvy zigzag stitch along all the seam lines and extended them out into the side sashings. 



The quilts will go onto my neo-natal unit donation pile for taking to Southland Hospital at Christmas time.




Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dolly


 Another creation in the soft toy department for this year, for 2-year old Miss Alexis Bankshaw (daughter of a former workmate of mine, the lovely Lisa).

I have been informed by Lisa that 'Dolly' is already being well-loved and snuggles in bed every night. 



 Lisa's first three daughters each received a 'Mrs Perkins' giraffe toy but, despite my hunting through the sewing room at least three times, I could not find the pattern anywhere. So, Dolly was made as a 'twin' for the other rag doll I made this year as I just loved the colours/fabrics.




Dolly is about 21'(53cm) tall and was made from a pattern (called 'Pip') in the Australian Patchwork and Stitching magazine, Vol 11 No 1 2010.  She was super easy to make and I love the final result!


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

No Winter Blues Here!


 I finished this lap quilt about two months ago and haven't had the chance to get out for photos - today it's been snowing, which ironically is a cheeky match for the name of the quilt!

This is a lap quilt which measures 38.5" x 42" and it was made with the leftovers from the  Into the Light quilt.

I free-motion quilted different designs in the strips, sometimes going across a double-height strip, or along the length of two strips - I used loops, zigzags, matchsticks, ribbons...






Sharing with quilting friends via Michelle's (From Bolt to Beauty) Beauties Pageant, Wendy's Peacock Pageant and Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday linky- kia ora everyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Gypsy Diamond

 


Measures 40"square.

This was made at the start of the year with leftovers from the Gypsy Mama quilt and I finally got time to do the quilting on it during the Level Four lockdown earlier this year.

For the quilting I did different FMQ motifs in each of the strips, with a simple echoed four-petal flower in the diamond centre.




The backing is a lavender-coloured butterfly print, also from my stash. 
The quilting designs show up well on the back.