Friday, 27 January 2017

Flash Back Friday - Where's Waldo?

Have you ever been drawn to a quilt and couldn't stop thinking about it?  That's how I was with the Fresh Cut quilt by Heather Bailey using fabric by the same name.  When she re-released the line I knew I had to make the quilt.

It's a strip quilt and creates an interesting kaleidoscope design.

I opted to make my quilt without the ruffle border.
Selecting Strips

Arranging Finished Blocks
My cat has a fondness for quilting.  Whenever I arrange blocks on the floor she runs over and slides over them like she is on a crazy carpet.  With this quilt the blocks were laid out on a white sheet.  Somehow she managed to get under the sheet and crawl around messing up all my carefully laid blocks.  Perhaps she didn't like my arrangement and wanted me to start over.
Fresh Cut Quilt Finished
As with so many of my quilts I made adjustments.  In addition to making it without the ruffle, I added a row to create a lap-size quilt.
Fresh Cut Quilt - My Very Own Quilt
This is the first quilt I have made for myself.  The rest have been gifts.  It's so nice to have a quilt to enjoy. I may have to make a few more to keep!

Monday, 16 January 2017

A Little Sweetness ... Perfect for a Little Girl

Tasha Noel has a new line of fabric coming soon.  It's A Little Sweetness and will be available in the Fat Quarter Shop in July.

The fabric is whimsical.  I can envision the adorable dresses and aprons one could make with these prints.

Monday, 9 January 2017

2017 Project Planning

Rather than make any New Year's resolutions I am going to make a list of projects to help with completing them.  I want to organize my sewing room and know that finishing projects I'm storing (some for years) will make a HUGE impact.  Some are works in progress, and others are quilts that need to be started.

As I inventory my stash I will be adding to the list.  Here's
  • Monogram Pillow (same design, different letter as this one)
  • Pinwheel Quilt
The pinwheel quilt was started years ago. 
It is based on the pattern by Freckled Whimsy.

I know there will be extra fabric once the quilt is complete that I can repurpose for another project.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Birthday Pennant Banner

I made a Happy Birthday banner for a special little girl.  It is made from Bonnie & Camille's Little Ruby fabric.  I am so happy with how it turned out.

If only the lighting was better so the photo would capture the actual colours of the fabric.  I used the green, gray, and aqua dots for the pennants; the pink bows for the applique; and the sundae print in red for the ties.