Sunday, October 14, 2018

2018 FinishAlong Q4 Goals

No doubt I will get distracted by other things but I am aiming to finish these before December:

Four rabbit panel pillows. 

Making this thread painting of Bess into a wall hanging.

Quilt this Sundrops lap quilt. 

And quilt it's queen-size sister. These two quilts came from one layer cake. 

Get this quilt finished! I think I started it about nine years ago...

Make two more pillows from this Cars fabric. 

Fingers crossed!! Check out some other quilters' and crafters' goals at Marci Girl's link-up.









Saturday, October 6, 2018

Spring Fling wallhanging


This was my entry for the 2018 Aotearoa Quilters 'Pink' Challenge - a 30cm x 30cm wall-hanging inspired by the blossom trees of Spring.



I made the blossoms by stitching together small pieces of pink/white cotton, tulle and satin, then attached them to the pieced background.





I wanted some bits of blue sky to peek through the blossoms.


I didn't win an award (from what I've seen there were dozens of amazing entries - and it was won by the talented Sonya Prychal, whose thread painting workshop I attended last week); the entire collection is now touring around the country.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Lace and Paper Flowers (Gypsy)



I made this a couple of years ago from a Kate Spain 'Fandango' charm pack 
but have only got around to quilting it this year. 
It is a lap quilt measuring 44" x 46" - I love the colours.




I can't remember the name of the pattern I used, or where I got it from, sorry! 
(If anyone recognises it, please let me know!)


I machine quilted with free-motioned large and small loops in the sashings 
and freehand straight lines (so some are maybe not quite so straight!)


I have named it 'Lace and Paper Flowers (Gypsy)' because I love listening to Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks, and the designs on this reminded me of the lyrics in their 'Gypsy' song. 


The binding is a light aqua tone-on-tone print and the backing is a very pale mustard print - all from my stash! #stashbuster2018


This is one of my goals for the third quarter of the 2018 Finish Along.

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival: 60 Plus

Kia ora from the deep south of New Zealand - not quite the bottom of the world but getting pretty close!

My second entry for the Fall Edition of the 2018 Blogger's Quilt Festival is this gift I made for my workmate on her recent significant birthday:

Sorry, inside night lighting photos as I didn't get home until dark, and it's pretty much still dark when I go to work...and I needed to gift it today!
I made this large lap quilt for my favourite netball buddy and world's most awesome office manager, Broni Tumataroa, to celebrate her significant birthday earlier this month. She was in Oz for her birthday, and it was school holidays, so today at work we had a surprise morning tea for her.



I used fat quarters from a bundle of Blueberry Front Yard (by Sandra Clemons for Michael Miller Fabrics) that has been in my stash for a few years, and the pattern is 'Pinwheel Plus' by Cheryl Brickey from her book 'Modern Plus Sign Quilts'.



I quilted it with a free-motion double loop design (as used by the sample in the pattern book).


It measures 58" x 56" and is backed with a deep blue minky, and has a binding of a navy/while spot.



I love the little rabbits that pop up in a couple of the fabrics!