Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Another one bites the dust!

she can quilt

Just ticking off another projects from my FAL Q2 list - Goal 5. This was a baby quilt top I originally made for a friend but the colours did not suit her nursery - a little too retro! So her beautiful boy got this quilt instead and the old quilt top has been sitting in my "to finish" pile for a while. 

Meet the retro owls - i think each of my friends parents houses had bench tops in their kitchens in these colours (we were green - actually they still are - note to parents the 70's/80's  are over!)

I included some little bubba tags on this one.

The back

Straight line quilting - my favourite!
Retro owls

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Spinning Stars FINISHED!

Finally finished the binding on my Spinning Stars Quilt! Have already spent many wintering nights snuggled under it on the couch!
Spinning stars

I was so excited when I realised that my precious Amy Butler Wallflower print went perfectly with all my reds in the quilt. I was hoarding it for a special project and so excited that I got to use it on my very own quilt!

Spinning stars

So that is now Goal 1 of my FAL Q2 complete! yeah!

she can quilt

Now the only problem is that I came out the other night and found hubby under my blanket! Tsk tsk. So I finally found the motivation to start his quilt which I have been collecting fabrics for a number of years for. I have been secretly making it during the day while little man has been asleep and even sneaking some sewing in after hubby has gone to bed. I was aiming to have it finished by the start of the week for his birthday but he was sick last weekend and has been home most of the week. It's been driving me crazy as I only have a few lines to quilt!! here is a sneak peek!

Love straight lines :)

Monday, 3 June 2013

Getting my A Block on

So I have started making my A Blocks for my Simply Solids quilt. I think I am crazy for attempting this - by my calculations I need to make 18 Blocks - each block is 49 squares of 2" goodness so that is 882 squares. I'm crazy right? Well I have two down, a third half done - lucky they are fun to make! Still waiting on a few more B Blocks. I am leaning towards having all the B Blocks in the centre and then border it with A Blocks. Getting my A Blocks on
My lucky dip of 2" squares 2" squares lucky dip
As I sew each row randomly together I am liking some of these colour palettes! Untitled Untitled Untitled