Saturday, April 25, 2015

2015 finish: Zigzags for Jack - single bed quilt

Created this during the January holidays, completed the quilting during the April another finish from my goals for the 2015 Finish Along challenge 2nd quarter that is being hosted by Adrianne from On The Windy Side...

It is a (very belated) 13th birthday gift for Jack, the eldest son of one of my best friends, who this year has headed off to boarding school in Dunedin. His mum Rachel gave me colour options of blue and gold (Otago) or red and black (Canterbury). I figured red and black would look more masculine for this design, which I had been wanting to try for ages!

It is a single bed/twin bed quilt, made using Amanda Jean's Easy Chevron pattern - and it certainly was easy. Fabrics are from Spotlight: a red solid and a black with tone-on-tone spots.

Have just quilted with a simple echo lines that follow the shape of the zigzags and then straight lines across the border from the main panel to the binding.
It is backed with a red/white chevron minky and a strip of black minky (all so soft to touch) which is quite heavy so I just used flannel as the batting. The binding is just the same red solid as used for the chevrons on the front.

62" x 72"
Linking up with my quilting friends at Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday and at Amanda Jean's (Crazy Mom Quilts) Friday Night Finish Up!

Saturday, April 18, 2015


This is waiting to be quilted...(sorry, was an inside, night-time photo)...

It is a lap quilt pattern called 'Little Leap Frog' written by Janeen Getz for the and the fabrics were fat quarters from Spotlight.

Sharing with Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday and a Quilting Reader's Garden WIP linky too!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Baby quilt

Another holiday completion and one of my Finish Along Quarter 2 goals: a baby quilt, made as a super large free motion quilting practice 'sandwich'...

The centre strips have loops, daisies or straight line stitching, while the outer border has straight lines with crosses and the end borders have large crosses with alternating fancy stitch (trying out one of the in-built embroidery stitches on the machine).

The backing is a soft pink paisley and the binding is a Remix Ovals in aqua on aqua.

Linking up with my overseas quilting buddies at Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday linky party and with Amanda Jean's Friday Night Finish It Up!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Tracey's Couch Cosy

Good things take time and today Tracey (who celebrated a significant birthday back on Valentine's Day) finally received her 'Couch Cosy' lap quilt! And am sharing my completion this week with the Friday Night Finish link-up party at Crazy Mom Quilts...
Quilted in black and red on the top, mid grey on the back: tri-diagonal lines through the stripped blocks, alternating red-black-red, and a criss-cross surrounded by straight line stitching in the square-framed blocks, in black. 
Approx. 125cm square (50" sq), made with fabrics purchased from Kits'n'Things in Invercargill. The pattern was based on Julie@Jaybird Quilts' 'Radio Way' design.
The backing is a wide Robert Kaufman backing, and the binding is made from alternating strips of grey solid and black/red/grey prints.
Testing it out! Just in time for winter snuggling!

2015 Finish Along - Quarter 2 goals

I am determined to complete these Finish Along Quarter 2 goals and do better than with my last list LOL! (I only managed to get three projects done in the first quarter).

Finish this baby quilt that I have created for practising free motion designs. YES! Done!

Create a Christmas quilt from this Kate Spain Joy collection. DONE! - finished 1st June 2015

Put together another giraffe, she's been very patient so far! Complete at last! 

Finish this quilt that I started in the Christmas holidays. COMPLETED!

Quilt and put together this small cushion panel (another FMQ practice project).

Make these into a couple of pillowcases. Will need to then find suitable princesses to give them to!

Get this Hot Cross Buns quilt finished at long last!!!!

Back and quilt this French Lieutenant quilt  

Put together my 2013 Moda Mystery Designer BOM blocks! Such gorgeous fabrics!

Complete the red and black Easy Chevron single bed quilt (already three months overdue as a birthday present, yikes!) COMPLETED: 18 APRIL 2015 - hmm, seems I did not get back and take a pre-finish photo - here is the finished product though!

Right, am off to get started, school planning can wait until tomorrow!!