Thursday, 29 August 2013

Fly the Flag QAL Week 3

I have been happily plodding along with the Fly the Flag Quilt-a-long. I went back to work this week from 9 months of maternity leave so i was expecting to fall behind on this one. Sewing seems to be my relaxation method in the evenings after the kids are in bed.
My aim is to make twin baby quilts for a pregnant friend of mine. I have chosen an orange and aqua theme, with one quilt mostly orange with a hint of aqua and the other one the opposite.
Fly the flag
I used my equaliterial triangle template to cut out the flags instead of the template in the pattern. I think my flags turned out a little smaller. Oh well! I have started on the Orange quilt but have the Aqua cut and ready to sew.
Fly the Flag Quilt 1
I also added some little hiding peek-a-boo pictures under some of the flags.
Fly the flag peekaboo

Fly the Flag Quilt 1

Sunday, 11 August 2013

BFF Quilt

This quilt is destined for one of my closest friends in the world who is pregnant with her first bubba. I have called it the BFF quilt as my son and hers will only be 10 months apart and we are determined that they are going to be best friends! I had originally bought this gorgeous Dan Stiles "Safari Soriee" Birch Organic fabric for a quilt for my little man but as soon as my friend told me she was pregnant I knew it was perfect for her. Don't worry, Mr C won't miss out - I have some left.
I actually planned this quilt a bit more than I usually do. I did a quick mockup in Touchdraw to make sure I would get all the colours in the right spots. Simple equilateral triangles in the patterned fabrics and a few solids.
I love the feel of the organic fabrics!
BBF quilt
The back is an Mix of my extra triangles, a few scraps and a dotty Erin McMorris print I had in my stash that just matched perfectly! Her little Mr already has already been named so I got to include it on the quilt.
BBF quilt
I quilted it in a simple 1/4" off the seam either side. I must admit, straight line quilting is still my favourite way to quilt a quilt.
BBF quilt
Also, no baby gift I give is complete with some matching bunting.
BBF quilt
Now I just can't wait to meet the little guy - in 10 years my friend and I will be the soccer mums in the back row sneaking a beer!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Fly the Flag

Fly The Flag Quilt-a-long

There must be something wrong with me - have just added another 2 projects to my long list. But to completely justify it, I have a friend pregnant with twins who need some quilts! So in steps the Fly the Flag Quilt along being run by Aunty Cookie. It looks like an awesome cute project. I think I might fussy cut some squares to go under the flags!

In other news - the countdown is on --- 3 more weeks and I am back at work. So I have been trying to squeeze as much sewing in but haven't had the time to blog about it. I am finding Instagram good at capturing snippets of my projects so I seem to be on it a bit more now. Click on the link on the right to follow me {but be warned it ain't all crafty stuff - lots of my kids as well}.