Saturday, 31 May 2014

Fabric Heart Coasters


Fabric Heart Coasters

Tutorial by Allie from Miss Lovie (http://missloviecreations.blogspot.ca) for Thirty Days Blog (www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/02/fabric-heart-coasters/)
Size: 4" x 4"

This was a quick & easy project that was fun to make.  The appliquĂ© was a different technique for me & I always like learning something new!  I changed it up a little and did all the top stitching around the heart at the end so it went through all the layers.  I love the way they turned out.

Happy Quilting!

Bec

Friday, 23 May 2014

Big Goose Chase


Big Goose Chase
Pattern:  Tiny 89 by Pieced a Tree Patterns
Size:  56.5" x 67.5"

Flying Geese have always been one of my favourite blocks.  These ones measure at 4" x 8" (finished)

The light print is by Timeless Treasures (Patt #FUN-C8224), the dark green is Northcott Stonehenge (#3951), and the main print used on each side is by Red Rooster Fabrics:  Around Town by Terri Degenkoib of Whimsicals (DSN #24100)

**I found the main print fabric was not quite wide enough to cut the pieces required in the pattern so I adjusted it slightly and cut the narrower side 15.5" wide instead of 16".  It could be because I always preshrink my fabrics or it could just be a fabric that's just a bit narrower to start with.  I also found that, because I quilted it quite heavily, I lost a bit more length & width once I was finished.  I'm guessing it will shrink up a bit more once it goes through the washer & dryer the first couple of times too.  It will still be a good lap size quilt.

I stitched in the ditch around each of the Flying Geese and the echo quilted approximately 0.5" lines.


I did an allover stipple or meander quilting over the main print.


The backing is a flannel from Fabricland.



Happy Quilting!

Bec

Friday, 9 May 2014

More Soy Amando Blocks


Soy Amando Project
(See more detailed information in my March 28/14 post)

Blocks 6 & 7 are a plus block and a broken dishes block.

Backs of the blocks:

Blocks 8 & 9 are both plus blocks.

Backs of the blocks:

My blocks are are in the mail on their way to Kristie at
http://ocd-obsessivecraftingdisorder.blogspot.com/
who will be sending the package from Canada to Alison at
http://littleislandquilting.blogspot.ca
to be assembled into quilts.  Check out her blog for the full story & to follow the journey of my blocks! (I think you'll be able to recognize the backing for sure.)

Happy Quilting!

Bec