29 May 2014

I have finished the blocks for my quilt based on 25 half square triangles with Camille Roskelley. Here is a link to the PDF. I used the details for the shuffle at LaVieEnRosie to make the blocks. I am going to finish it in a 3 x 3 setting. The colours are pink and purple batiks and do not show up very well in the photo. Hopefully the block photo is a better indication of the colours.

27 May 2014

Cross Stitch

I love the quilty stitches cross stitch at little miss shabby and am going to do it but.....it has been a long time since I did any cross stitch and I cant decide what colours to use. Then I discovered cross stitch rainbow at the crafty mummy. This is perfect as it is simple, no choice in colours and looks fantastic.
The only problem is no indigo. I am using No 12 Finca pearl cotton thread by Presencia which I got when I did the stitch me up blog hop at Sew we quilt. I love this thread and hopefully a shop in Newcastle stocks it. If not I will have to buy online.

18 May 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival

It is time for the Bloggers Quilt festival at Amys Creative Side. I always enjoy looking at all the quilts.I haven't entered a quilt in this for ages and decided to enter my umbrella quilts mini this time. I made this mini for me and love it. I think the matchstick quilting is what makes it. The fabrics are gorgeous and are a combination of canvas and cotton. As it is a wall hanging the different fabrics don't matter but the quilting has so much texture you don't notice the different weight of the fabrics. Here is the link to the minis I thought I should edit this to add that the fabric is all from a trimmings pack from Umbrella Fabrics. They have some really gorgeous fabrics. This is the blue pack.

May Aurifil BOM

I cant believe I am keeping up with this BOM. This is the block for May.
It was a friends birthday and I decided I needed one more thing to give her.This is the friendship bag by PS I quilt. I love this bag and often make it to add to friends gifts. This one uses left over Arcadia by Tula pink from this cushion.

13 May 2014

Umbrella Prints

I saw the gorgeous fabrics from Umbrella Prints for the first time on the blog Noodlehead. I thought the fabric would be from America and would cost a fortune to get shipped so I wouldn't be able to get it. When I saw it was an Australian company I decided I had to buy some. I made a simple wall hanging using rectangles and loved how it turned out. I have made similar ones with batiks and quilted them with simple straight lines. I decided to do something different and have now had my first experience with matchstick quilting. I love the look and the texture but it is very time consuming. For small projects only!
It is a mini mini at 9 1/2 by 9 3/4 inches.

09 May 2014

Half Square Triangles

I forgot to post these finished placemats. Got a bit of a thing for half square triangles at the moment! I have made a mini and am quilting it with matchstick quilting. It is tedious but looks great. Lucky it is a small mini.