Thursday, 31 October 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2013

Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2013 hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side

The Quilt I am entering is a modern eye-spy quilt I made for my son completely made from scraps. Last festival I showed my daughters eye-spy quilt, so to combat any future sibling rivalry I thought my little man also needed one!

I love this type of quilt as I can look at all the different fabrics I have acquired over the years (and maybe some new ones as well!) I am also reminded of fabrics hiding in my stash! This time round I have used a text print for the background and 9 patch blocks with a coloured centre. I tried to use different "windows" than his sisters quilt.

Mr. C's quilt


Mr. C's quilt

Again, very scrap friendly - scrap batting & scrap binding. I am hoping he will treasure it for many years.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to drop by some of the other amazing quilts at the festival.

Size: 30"x 38"
Quilting: simply curvy lines by me
Category: Favorite Baby Quilt

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

FAL 4th Quarter Goals

Here we go again -2013 Finish-A-Long 4th Quarter Goals!

she can quilt

Well my list is very same, same as last quarter. Just a few to add!

1. Washi Quilt
This is a carry over from the last quarter. I would love to have this done by Summer for my bed!
What needs doing: border, back, quilting and binding.

Washi Bedspread UFO

2. St Louis 16 Patch
I may have accidental started this and finished the quilt top 2nd quarter. It is currently basted and awaiting quilting - it is a monstrous size so I am waiting for a chance that I can dedicate a few nights quilting it.
What needs doing: Quilting and binding.

St Louis 16 patch basted

3. Tsuru Quilt
Another accidental start. I was waiting until I finished my Washi quilt before starting this but I could not help myself! I am using the Sew Mama Sew modern Block of the Month. I am totally digging the Navy and Orange Combo!
What needs doing: 3 blocks, and everything else!


4. Simply Solids Quilt - Solid Scrap Vomit Quilt
Mmmmm might need a better name for this quilt! The lovely ladies from the Simply Solids Bee have kindly made me some awesome B Blocks. I still need to decide on the layout - but my A Blocks are ready to roll. My little girl decided to rearrange them all the other day and asked if it was going to be a "beautiful quilt" for her - cheeky monkey!
What needs doing:  sewing the blocks together, quilting, binding

layout option A

5. A and A Wedding Quilt
This is a must to finish for my sister-in-laws wedding at the end of October. I am using the Sew Mama Sew Modern Block of the Month again - in a purple and grey scheme. I will need to add an extra 3 blocks to finish it off, but I will remain hush just in case she sees this!
What needs doing: finish blocks, back, quilting and binding

Modern Block of the Month2

6. Elsie's Bento box quilt
Wow, this is another one from a while back that I was aiming to be done in time for my daughter's first "big girl" bed (which she has been in since Jan) Using Ashley from Film in the Fridge tutorial and one of my most favourite Amy Butler prints and some coordinating solids - I would love this on her bed for summer! I actually ended up making a winter doona cover for her bed so at least she had some lovely handmade goodness on her bed. Sorry for the poor pic!
What needs doing: finish blocks, quilting and binding

Bento box WIP

7. Kate Spain Quilt
I starting playing with a mini charm pack of Kate Spain Cuzco a few weeks back. I just need to add two borders.

Cuzco mini charm

8. Alchemy Quilt
A jelly roll and charm pack may have accidentally fallen into a shopping cart a while back and I started to play with a few different layouts. Not sure how this will evolve but I am keen to see!


9. Enchanted Forest Quilt
A carry over from last quarter.

Baby Quilt UFO

10. Down Under Doll Swap Quilt
A new one - trying my hand at some paper piecing. I am using the Foldstar pattern free from here.


11. The Petti-Skirt from hell
My sister-in-law is getting married week after next and my 3yr old is going to be flowergirl. I made this sweet Betty Kingston Peek-a-boo dress and my goodness does it have a hell of a petti-skirt! I have completed one layer, still need to do another that will have pink tulle on it. Did I mention that there is 90 yards of ruffling in the entire pettiskirt. I am crazy with a capital C as I am ruffling by hand as well.


12. Salme Bib Top
I have been trying to have a more handmade focused wardrobe of late, so last quarter I got hooked on making April Rhodes The Staple Dress. I am now attempting to make the Salme Bib Top. I just need to finish off the neckline and arms and find some cute buttons. I omitted the ruffle around the neck as I thought it was a bit too frilly for me. I am super impressed at how smooth I sewed the bib in and it might even convince me to do more curves in my quilting!


Anyway ambitious as always so lets see how I go!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Q3 FAL round up

Well I was ambitious, and despite having a extremely creative quarter I only completed 1 item on my list. How sad - 1! My original list is here

I finished my little man's quilt which kinda matches in a "same same but different" way to his big sister's quilt which was a Q2 finish

A modern i-spy made entirely from scraps (ok I fib a little. I did purchase some FQs very cheaply for some of the pictures in it but if hubby asks it is all scraps)

Mr. C's quilt

Mr. C's quilt
I think he is happy with it!

The good thing about my FAL list is that I can roll it over to next quarter! But I may need to add a few other starts....