30 May 2010

Think Spring

I have finally finished a quilt. It seems to have been a long time between finishes. This is Welcome Spring by Cherri House over at Moda Bakeshop. It went together very quickly. I don't know what I am going to do with it. I love the pattern and the fabric but it is not my usual style and I did not have anyone in mind when I made it. I have decided sometimes to make things just because I want to.

The photo of the back didn't work very well. I used a floral with a strip of snow to match the front.

This will be for you Gran. My mum asked me to make a Small quilt for her newly renovated kitchen. I have not seen it so I have no idea if this will look good but I love making small quilt so I will keep making them until I get it right. I wanted to quilt this today but I cant as the globe in my machine has blown. I have been using a floor light or desk light to see when I am sewing and that works well except when I want to quilt in the ditch which is how I want to quilt this. It is an hours drive to the shop that sells machine globes so I am not sure when I will get there. Maybe I should try to free motion quilt it instead!

19 May 2010

Purple Squares

Love it!!!

I have finished another top of the Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson. I added a charm and a half to each row to make the quilt 39.5 by 40 inches as I am going to use it as a table topper. Charm Squares Baby Quilt was very quick and easy to put together. For the first one I used a charm pack of Bistro by Deb Strain. This time I made charm squares with some fat quarters and scraps. I love how this quilt looks and how quickly it goes together.

16 May 2010

Give Away

I won a giveaway last year from an Australian designer and we decided it would be silly to send it to the US for me to bring it back so she didn't send it until last week.
This is the kit to make this quilt. The fabrics are gorgeous. And hopefully is will soon look like this! Well as close as I can get to this.
Isn't it beautiful!

This is from Emma at Sampaguita Quilts. She is a very talented quilter you should check out her blog for some ideas and inspiration. I particularly like this one. There is a series of them and I am tempted to make them all.

You can buy the patterns from her etsy shop. Guess what she is giving away the same kit today. Make sure you check out her blog for a chance to win.

06 May 2010

The latest block from the Jelly Roll Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts is easy and effective but if you are very talented, you can still get it wrong. When I lived in the states Nancy and Miss Nancy taught me a lot and were always ready to help me and even from the other side of the world they are still helping me. They both commented on my last post that the block did not look right. I would like to think I would have noticed eventually! Looks like I will be doing a little reverse sewing.

05 May 2010

I finished the latest blocks from the Jelly Roll Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts. Once again a very easy but effective block.I also finished the top of my Charm Squares Baby Quilt by Elizabeth at Oh Fransson. This is a great blog with lots of great ideas and patterns. I have a long to do list from this blog. Charm Squares Baby Quilt was very quick and easy to put together. Now I have to quilt it!!!

I used Bistro by Deb Strain and it looks great but I really want to do a batik version. I have picked out some fat Quarters and scraps to use but I am not starting until I quilt at least one top. No really I am not.