Friday, 27 February 2015

Patchwork Pineapple Mini

"Patchwork Pineapple Mini"

Pattern by Sassafras Lane Designs for Dear Stella

Size:  8.5" x 11.5"

This happy little wallhanging is made from  my scrap bins and I have enough little pieces cut already to make another (or a kit as a gift).

The back:

A closer look at the scraps that make up the pineapple and at the straight line quilting which is approximately every half inch.

Happy Quilting!


Sunday, 15 February 2015

Love More

"Love More"

Pattern:  Elevation Pillow
By Kristy Daum for Camelot Fabrics

Size:  20.5" x 20.5"

Instead of a pillow, I made a Wallhanging.  This was a free pattern from the Camelot Fabrics website.  It went together quickly & easily - just squares and half-square triangles.

The extra half-square triangles went on the back. 

This text fabric is part of the Love More line by Susan Black for P & B Textiles and it was my inspiration for the whole piece.  The background is Moda grunge (I've used it so many times & in so many colourways!).  Two of the other prints are remnants I picked up that were also from the Love More line.  The rest of the prints were fat quarters pulled from my stash.

I've also used the Love More text print for the binding.

I did echo quilting about half an inch apart in the background and then in the ditch and half an inch in from each side in the prints.

Happy Quilting!


Saturday, 7 February 2015

Scrappy Reds - Pat Sloan's Hip to be Square Challenge

"Scrappy Reds"

Pat Sloan's Hip to be Square Challenge
Size:  48" x 60"

You can see all the entries at at:

In January Pat Sloan issued a challenge to use up our scraps.  I chose to use my reds and cut them into 2.5" squares.  For my neutral, I pulled from my stash and used the cream fabric with the multi-coloured stars.  It pulls the whole quilt together beautifully even with the eclectic mix of scraps I ended up using (everything and anything I could lay my hands on).

On the back I used a blue flannel with strawberries, ladybugs, and flowers.  It's from Fabricland and I have to admit it also comes with a green background, (which I also have), and a yellow background too.  

The binding I attached entirely by machine (which I don't usually do).  I cut it 2.25" wide, sewed it to the back, flipped it to the front, and stitched it down by machine.  

A couple more pics.

Happy Quilting!


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Serge & Sew Colour of the Month - Fox in a Box

"Fox in a Box"

Pattern by Jeni Baker
Book:  Fun-Size Quilts, compiled by Karen M. Burns
Size:  18.25" x 18.25"

February's Colour of the Month Challenge Fabric at Serge & Sew is this gray with the white circles.  The background is Kona Cotton (in white?) and the other fabrics were all pulled from my scrap bins.  The eyes are √Član 14mm buttons.  I know this project is a bit bigger than the challenge guidelines ("no bigger than an average placemat") but I couldn't seem to stop making the foxes to make it that little bit smaller...I just love them!

On the back is a leftover piece of white from something else - I'm not sure what it is, except I'm pretty sure it's not Kona Cotton like I used on the front & for the binding.

One more look at the foxes and the stipple quilting in between them.

Happy Quilting!