Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
During the Auckland-only Covid Level 3 lockdown in August last year, I pulled my Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt top apart. It was too big to ever be useful, and I didn't love it. I made it into 10 little NICU quilts and three baby-sized quilts. During the process, I remembered how nice the bigger blocks are and what good one block quilts they make. So when the opportunity arose to make a boy baby quilt for gifting, I re-used the pattern for Block One. I wish it had a cooler name!
Friday, April 30, 2021
I made the top of the Circle Game quilt in 2014 and it has sat unquilted since then. It is entirely hand stitched. I am totally impressed with how small my stitches are. I think I would struggle to get them that small now - my close up eye sight has worsened.
This first photo shows how un-flat(!) it is!
Inspired by IG quilter, Bec of @sew.be I decided it was time to try black thread quilting. So for the last six weeks I have been working my way through the 16 circles. 15 are pictured. Not sure which one is missing from the photos.
I am now working my way through the semi-circles around the border. All being well, another week and it should be done.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Our first challenge of the year in our Monday Modern Quilt Group was a Scrap Busting one. Being a very relaxed group, there are no rules as such - just the expectation that we use scraps to make our quilts.
As I said in an earlier post, I don't think I have that many scraps - just one box about 20 x 20 x 20cm. However, when I was home at my Mum and Dad's I did remember two more boxes of scraps that I have taken home for when Lucy-the-niece wants to do some sewing. Ooops.
Anyway, my quilt is done.
Most of the scraps came from the FWSQ quilt I made for my cousin. The dark grey I bought for another project and have not used it ... so while not a scrap, certainly off the shelf. I pieced the back from more pieces off the shelf. I left the selvedge on some, because I like them! And the striped fabric was left over binding from another quilt.
I think this quilt turned out better than I thought it would. I actually quite like it.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Monday, March 22, 2021
Friday, March 19, 2021
I don't think I have a lot of scraps. I have one container that measures about 25 x 25 x 25cm. I don't keep tiny pieces and often take medium and larger pieces with me in the holidays in case Lucy-the-niece wants to do some sewing. Anyway, turns out the scrap container was quite densely packed!
I grouped my fabrics and deliberately left out blue!
Monday, March 15, 2021
This little beauty was put together waaaaaay back in 2015. No idea why I haven't ever quilted it, but I put thread to machine needle during the recent Auckland-only Covid lockdown 4.0. And before I knew it, it was done. I quilted little rectangles to mimic the block shapes. I am quite pleased with my quilting efforts. The lines are pretty straight.