Sunday, 7 April 2013

Quilt finishes and Can it be Spring?

The last few days have been busy on the sewing front as I sewed the binding on another little Crumb blocks Preemie quilt, finished quilting and binding the Busy Traffic Baby quilt and turned 49 of my finished 4" Crumb blocks into another Baby quilt top.

Here's the Preemie Crumb Quilt:

I paired the Crumb blocks with 4" Kona Cotton Solid ( I think the colour is Chartreuse) to make the HSTs. Only had to finish handsewing the binding to finish this little quilt.  I have another very similar waiting to be hand quilted when I need a little hand project to keep me busy at a Patchwork Group meeting.
Then, as the twin boys had been born in New Zealand I needed to finish the second Baby quilt. 
I completed the hand quilting and then decided to use the same Regatta colour of Kona Cotton Solid for the binding that I had used for the border. That is now finished and I'm very happy with it.
Busy Traffic Quilt

Earlier this year I took part in a Scraps Swap on Swapbot and the pale vehicles were one of the scraps I received.  I used fusible webbing and cut out around the different vehicle shapes to create the blocks. I had the dark blue background vehicle fabric in my stash so made more blocks with that fabric.  Then I jiggled the wonky sized blocks into strips by adding various depths of extra borders.  I love the bright I Spy effect of the quilt.  I have decided this quilt is for baby James and the Little Owls Quilt is for baby Edward.

Here are the two quilts, side by side just waiting for me to embroider labels to sew on the back of the quilts.  Then they can be posted to NZ.

 For Edward and James

As always when I am sewing I create more and more little Crumb blocks and my tin was overflowing.  So I have used 49 of the blocks to make another Baby quilt top.  All finished, ready to sandwich ready for quilting.

Here's a Sneak Peak:

The pretty Cornerstones fabric was also one of pieces I received in the same Scraps Swap parcel.
The pale green sashing is the Green Tea Kona Cotton solid I recently bought from Fabric Shack.  Only a 3" strip left!

But I have also been out and about making the most of a couple of days of lovely sunny weather.  Still not too hot, haven't reached double figures for the temperature yet, but it is pleasant to walk around without a woolly hat which has been a permanent fixture on my head for months and months and months! It has been great not to battle icy winds that practically cut you in half!  Let's hope this is really the start of Spring and not just another flash in the pan.



  1. What cute little 'crumbs'

  2. Thank you. Did you see the little owls peeping out?