Saturday, September 17, 2011
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
This quilt was made for DD’s piano teacher who is expecting her first baby shortly.
It was easy-peasy to make. We used 2 x charm packs of It’s a Hoot by MoMo for Moda fabrics, plus the same number of squares of plain fabric – in this case Moda Bella in Snow.
The pinwheels were made using this tutorial from Missouri Quilt Co.
Join 2 charm squares right sides together (one plain and one print) using 1/4” seam around the four sides. Cut diagonally through each side, which makes 4 blocks of joined half-square triangles. Form into pinwheels and sew back together using 1/4” seam. Trim back slightly to 5.5”.
Using 2 packs of print charms plus 2 packs of plain (or yardage), you will make approx 84 blocks. I joined them together in a 9 x 9 block configuration, using 81 blocks. I machine quilted in straight lines. Once binding added, finished quilt size approx 46.5” square.
The backing fabric is a Bubbles design by Keiko Goke
Monday, February 14, 2011
I have deviated from the fabric line the bloggers have used and found some 1/8 yard bundles of Park Slope fabric which needs to be cut into. It must be 2 years old, so probably going out of fashion fast!
Here are the first six blocks - rather bright, but fun nevertheless
I am not good at NY resolutions, as they are usually unrealistic and fall by the wayside, but this year I am endeavouring to declutter my life and grab new opportunities when they arise.
We all saw the devastation in the media of the many natural disasters which have befallen most of Australia. I, and some of my friends, have begun making some Quilt As You Go (QAYG) blocks for Jan Mac of Oz Comfort Quilts who does wonderful work making quilts for many deserving charities. Her other blog Sew Many Quilts Too Little Time also shows some of the wonderful work she does.
Tutorial for making the blocks is here
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I love reading Sew Mama Sew and each year about this time they have a whole month of gift ideas for crafters.
As many of us have too much stuff and create too much waste, especially at gift-giving time, this initiative is
a great idea
For a free, step-by-step tutorial, head on over to Green Bag Lady where you can find a wonderful idea for
wrapping your Christmas gifts - something handmade, and hopefully useful for the recipient.
There are plenty of ways to personalise a bag as well.
Off now to hunt out some more ideas!