Friday, 6 January 2012

Newly finished quilt tops (aka why i love annual leave!)

lime/aqua kaleidoscope quilt (from a class at Ballarat Patchwork)

front (in the glare of day!)
(with flash)

back - made from left over fabric from the front
(i don't know why the photo has loaded sideways but blogger wont let me change it)

"Jeanne's Diamonds", Christmas mystery quilt (apocketfullofmysteries)


back - made from leftovers from the front of the quilt

Monday, 2 January 2012

stringing along

i love being on holidays -  it's currently 40deg C outside (very hot!), but i have the a/c going and no plans to leave my sewing room!

i finally finished sewing the last 15 blocks for my kaleidoscope quilt and i now have the quilt top webbed together (vertical seams are sewn but not the horizontal seams) - that is my 14y.o. quilt helper at the top of the photo and the pink squares are the markers that i use to keep my rows in order

 now to sew the horizontal seams and decide if it needs a border

Sunday, 1 January 2012

a baby gift

a friend recently gave birth to a little boy named Alexander, so i thought it was time to make a baby gift. 

the owl fabric is a Kaufman Fabric, "Forest Fun" by Amy Schimle and the blue is very soft, perfect to wrap a baby in...



 i added a monogram to personalise it
the tutorial was originally for a table topper by Tammy from Sugar Town Quilt Co., but i thought it would be the perfect size for a baby wrap/blanket