Wednesday, 12 December 2018

What can you find?

Another baby quilt/playmat finished ready to gift to a baby boy in New Zealand.  He is now a week overdue so I can't embroider the label yet.
Really pleased with this little quilt as I made it from Happy Blocks, an idea  I saw a couple of years ago on Cathy's blog Sane Crazy Crumby Quilting.  Quick and easy to make, so colourful and perfect for a baby quilt, lots to look at  - hence the quilt's title.

All made from stash :
4" novelty squares already cut, leftovers from recent projects.
1.5" strips for sashing, mostly already cut
Backing and binding from stash
Exact sized piece of joined batting which I had pieced  ages ago and labelled with its size. Just the ticket for this quilt.

It measures 34" square.
Machine quilted with hand quilting around the inside of each square, using the three colours of Perle thread shown in the photo.

One more quilt to finish before Christmas
Only made the blocks and cut out sashing and cornerstones so far. Not much time for sewing at present  - Christmas cards to write and gifts to wrap.  Lots of events to attend too!
Better get writing!!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Splashing out the pink

I finished hand sewing the binding on this baby quilt yesterday and have started embroidering the label. I'm gifting it to my cousin's granddaughter born on 20th November.  Baby's name is Margot Emily- a very pretty name, I think.
I loved making the quilt, all made from stash.  Four patch blocks using Crumb Blocks from blocks stashed in a big tin and 4" squares cut from favourite scraps.
The sashing, outer border and backing is a piece of fabric I bought a couple of years ago in New Zealand.  It was a bargain from Spotlight. I love the colours in the fabric- the way the pinks, oranges, blues and turquoises splash across the fabric is delightful. Reminds me of Jason Pollock pictures. So the title of the quilt came to me straight away.
Splashing out the pink!

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Working hard on my finishes

I have had a very busy week trying to finish (and start!) lots of projects.
On the left-hand side of the photo is a very pink baby quilt which I'm gifting to my cousin's granddaughter born about a week ago.
Made from scraps. The binding is on and I hope to hand stitch it tonight.  Then I will embroider the label.
In front are crumb blocks(from my stash) and 32 x 4" squares which I cut yesterday ready to make a boy quilt like this pink one
On the right-hand side of the photo is a Happy Blocks baby quilt and it's binding, all ready to be attached.
In the middle are 5 more angels which h I will take to church this morning.
So a very satisfactory week!