Tuesday, 12 April 2011

"Christmas Birds"

This table topper is based on the tree skirt pattern, "Tropical Christmas" from the book French Braid Obsession by Jane Hardy Miller.  I appliqued the star in the centre and sewed up the last seam.  It will be a class at Serge & Sew (Nanaimo) in May.  Size: 54" in diameter 

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Fabric Leaf Bowl

 The project for Quilt Ontario 2011 is the Fabric Leaf Bowl by Jill Buckley.  It was fast, easy and really cute.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Diamond Ginko Leaves

I have an upcoming class in early March and the pattern finally arrived so I could make the sample.  This used the Double Diamond Ruler to make diamond sections - I chose to satin stitch them down as I'm not a big fan of raw edges - it was still pretty quick and easy - especially when I actually read the instructions :)  The wine bag was an included bonus pattern that used the leftover strip set.

Pattern:  Diamond Wine
By:  Bright Quilting Notions
Size:  21" x 21"

Family, Friends & Frogs

One of my friends has always wanted a denim quilt and had been saving pairs of jeans from family & friends.  Her husband's favorite color is green and she loves frogs so I made "Family, Friends & Frogs" for Conor & Lee and backed it in a green flannelette with a frog print.  I used a navy batik with some green lines as the binding.

I ended up meandering over the whole quilt as some of the denim was stretchy and a bit of a challenge.  It was windy here yesterday and the quilt is 66 1/2" x 99 1/2" and heavy so the photos were also a bit of a challenge.

Friday, 18 February 2011

2011 Quilts

I have never blogged before but am starting today as I've decided I need to document my quilts better than I have in the past and as I work better with a deadline - even a self-imposed one. 

To begin with I'm going to try to post my newest quilts & projects as I finish them and then I'll try to add in previous stuff.  So here goes nothing...

Pattern:  Diamonds Are a Quilter's Best Friend by Fabric Tart Designs
Version:  Big Is Good Too

Pattern:  Moroccan Tile by Phillips Fiber Art

I have to admit that this is the flimsy only and I still need to sandwich, quilt, bind & label.

I loved the martini glass fabric!

Pattern:  Sew Fast, Sew Easy by Designs to Share with You

Happy Year of the Rabbitt!!!

Pattern:  The Understudy by Pieced Tree Patterns

(The rabbit is my addition)