Wednesday, 28 October 2009

My first quilt top


Now I just have to baste, quilt and bind it . . . . . . !

Friday, 23 October 2009

Layout for 1st Quilt


This is my proposed layout for my first quilt. I have sewed all the blocks together but now I need to cut all the white sashing and sew it all together. . . . .

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Tilda Project



Earlier this week I blogged about the new additions to my Tilda stash. Well here is the picture of what all these projects are eventually (!) going to be . . . .


Lots and lots and lots of hexagons joined together in a more modern Grandmother's Flower Garden. They are done by hand using paper piecing. This is how I originally learnt to do patchwork when I was about 12! All the centres will be made from the same red fabric pictured and the petals will be 4/5 different red and blue coloured fabrics. The path is white with tiny pale pink dots. I think I need about 100 flowers to even consider a quilt. 20 down, 80 to go . . . .

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Coasters




These were my first attempt at quilting. I made 4 of these as a present for my sister. They were made from 2 different types of red and white fabric (the spotty one came from trousers I had as a child!!). The quilting isn't great but they were easy to make and good to practice on.


The idea came from a book called "Quilting in no time".