Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oliver's Orange Quilt Top completed

and I love how it looks. Love, love LOVE it!!! Fabrics from my stash that I have collected over the past few years, 3 years ago I went to Sydney to visit Cass, then I went to Victoria for a week with Bob then I went to South Australia to visit Emma, hmmm, where to this year? Maybe bush to see Helen? The Kai honeycomb spots are my fave, I am going to use them for the binding as well. I only had a FQ so purchased another metre from Amitie, I did a phone order, super easy, great shop! The mini orange spots are a fat flat from Spotlight, I found 4 more so will incorporate them into the backing.Pattern from here, I slightly modified it as I has some 30cm strips of prints I wanted to use. The large rectangles are supposed to be 7.5" long by 3.5" wide, I made mine a quarter inch smaller so 7 and a quarter long x 3.5" wide, this allowed me to cut 6 pieces from a 42" x 3.5" strip. Oliver has requested straight quilt lines, no messy wiggly bits! Hideously boring I know, but quick and easy. I stocked up on wadding at the last buy 2 metres get 1 free sale, I just have to get some orange homepun for the backing. Back to work tomorrow so will start quilting next weekend hopefully.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stuart's Two Rail Fence

Stuart's new quilt, I finished the quilting a few nights ago, I must say I do like it, as does he so all good. Black, White and Bright Green, this pattern is called Two Rail Fence, check out Mary's website and blog for quilting inspiration, love her work.Made up mostly from my stash, but probably more has come from Emma's stash, and some greens came from from Helen and AJ, thanks guys! Single bed size, I was going to add side borders but like the look of it without. Plenty big enough, I quilted in a zig zag pattern on the black and green, love how it turned out.We walked about 300m to the beach to get some action shots, so windy today, a wild weather alert has been issued so not much luck with getting some nice flat quilt photos. But he had fun and is now curled up on the couch half asleep.