24 June 2014

Testing on smaller projects

I really want to make the Falling Maple Quilt by Miss Print but have never made a maple leaf block so thought I would test it out on a smaller scale first. The blocks are from the free pattern Modern Maples throw quilt. I got the idea for a runner from the flickr group. I loved this one!
I have a fat quarter bundle of sunset solids and I dont know what to make with them so I am trying a couple of smaller projects to see what I like. This is the first. It is Spring Quarter Quilt. Another free pattern, this one by teaginny designs. I was planning to do an allover matchstick quilting but couldn't find a thread that worked so I did block quilting again. I think it will be a while before I do matchstick quilting again as much as I like how it looks.

10 June 2014

It's all in the Quilting

I really wasn't happy with this mini and could not work out why. Love the fabric and the pattern. Then I realised it was the " I don't know how to quilt it, I just want to finish it" quilting.
So I did some matchstick quilting in the spools and now I love it. I am a bit obsessed with this matchstick quilting! I blame she can quilt. I really like her quilting and love her Canvas quilt pattern. My new foot is great and makes it so much easier as I can see everything.

June Aurifil BOM

I made my June block of the Aurifil BOM over the weekend and I love it although it is very dark. I used more solid than in the original design. I am glad I started this and am really liking the results.