Friday, March 24, 2017

Au Point, Mon Ami!

  

This lap quilt or large cot quilt is one of a set of three cot or lap quilts I made from one jelly roll of 'Mon Ami' by Basic Grey for Moda, using a pattern called To the Point by Amy Gibson.


The quilts are all made with half square triangles that are cut from joined strips of the jelly roll and I quilted this one with randomly spaced wavy lines.








And the girls came over for a look-see...


Diamants, Mon Ami!


This is a cot quilt, one of a set of three cot or lap quilts I made from one jelly roll of 'Mon Ami' by Basic Grey for Moda, using a pattern called To the Point by Amy Gibson.


The quilts are all made with half square triangles that are cut from joined strips of the jelly roll.


I quilted this one with straight lines - it has crinkled up just nicely with being washed. The backing is a soft flannel.


It is one of my goals for the first quarter of the 2017 Finish Along.

"Kia ora" to all my visitors from Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday linky party!

Pour Mon Petit Ami




This is a small cot quilt, one of a set of three cot or lap quilts I made from one jelly roll of 'Mon Ami' by Basic Grey for Moda, using a pattern called To the Point by Amy Gibson.


The quilts are all made with half square triangles that are cut from joined strips of the jelly roll.


I have quilted it with simple diagonal lines and the backing is a soft flannel.






Diamants x3


In January/February I used up a jelly roll of Basic Grey for Moda's 'Mon Ami' that was in my stash (or textile preservation collection)...


I used a pattern called To The Point by Amy Gibson which is designed to make two crib quilts from Half Square Triangles by using one jelly roll and gives about nine options for layout patterns.


I wanted to try three of the layouts so worked out how to create three different-sized quilts. I named them with French themed names in tribute to the fabric name and the pattern name:




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dr Seuss The Lorax quilt


Gifted today to our five-year old nephew, Fergus (Gus) - he's a big school boy now just like his two older brothers, so he gets a quilt from me as did Austyn and Bain!



The Lorax is such a good story, with an important message, and you just can't beat Dr Seuss for fun language and illustrations. I bought this panel kit from the Fat Quarter Shop after Gus was born and have had it tucked away for his 5th birthday - I got it all sewn up well ahead of time during the school holidays in January and have been admiring the bright colours as it's been laying on the spare bed.








It is a single bed quilt, with 9 picture panels on the front and one on the back.  I have been collecting extra Dr Seuss fabrics from Spotlight over the past couple of years, so that helped hugely to bulk out the kit's supplied fat quarters.



I quilted it from top to bottom with wavy horizontal lines, using a multicoloured thread; super easy.


The binding is one of my favourites - a black and white geometric; 


Linking up with Kelly's Needle and Thread Thursday - as well as my other favourite linky party...Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday -  kia ora everyone!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Wedding Wishes (Upon A Star)


My lovely workmate, Aleisha Williams, is getting married next weekend and we held a morning tea for her today at work to wish her all the best. Of course I just HAD to make a quilt for her!


I decided to do the Amy Gibson 'Triple Barn Star' pattern that I first used last year, as it is a lovely big lap quilt that can also easily be used over a bed, so Aleisha can use it wherever she likes.



Another workmate gave me some ideas on possible colours to use and I found this really cool range of teal and grey 'Pearl Essence by Maywood Studio' fabrics at Spotlight.They have gorgeous metallic prints in flowers and geometric designs.




I was decided to just quilt with straight lines, some in-the-ditch and others just as echo lines or detail lines. The quilt measures 71" square and I backed it with leftover yardage.


And here is the bride-to-be - wishing you and Kurt all the very very best for your big day and for many years of happiness in the future!

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