Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Monday, 4 February 2019
Saturday, 2 February 2019
So, the print went into the stash. Then one day I saw a book on "one fabric quilts" and thought it looked interesting. So I picked it up and pulled this fabric from my stash. In the end, I didn't like the One Fabric process - it was quite wasteful. So I fudged a bit, to get the maximum blocks I could from my fabric. That meant that my blocks were all unique, rather than getting many of each of two different blocks. So the layout is a bit creative. And you can see here how busy the fabric was, since the "background" in this quilt is quite busy.
This is now complete and bound, and will be headed out as a donation quilt to one of my guilds this month.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
The binding is a continuous bias binding made from 9 of the leftover layer cake squares.
Sunday, 27 January 2019
Last year, I joined in on the Summer Sampler project put on by Freshly Pieced. I decided to use my own fabric, in an effort to make a dent in my scraps. And I really liked the rainbow layout in the sample, so I tried that.
Additionally, I knew this quilt would end up as a donation, so I resized all the blocks to 10" blocks so the end result would be 50x70". That sounded great, until I figured out that taking a12" block down to 9" is easy, but 10" is a bit more tricky.
However, I persevered and this is the final result. A little scrappy binding to finish it off, and finish number two for 2019 is in the books. And it's headed off to Victoria's Quilts.
Friday, 25 January 2019
I eventually decided that cubes would spice it up, and maybe give it some sort of focus, so I dug through my stash for some suitable fabrics.
The borders were purchased a few weeks later, at a completely different shop. I walked in an saw this border print and said to myself "Those look like the prefect colours for that butterfly quilt. I purchased 2 meters on a whim and a hope that I was right. Turns out, the print was from the exact same line as the original fabric! No wonder the colours were so perfect.
I had thought at one point that I could applique some of the original, large-scale, butterflies onto the top - maybe flying out of some of the cubes. But the quilt is so busy that it turned out to be a bad idea.
I had my butterflies fussy cut already, so instead I repurposed a backing that has been hanging around for YEARS, and put some butterflies on it instead. Quilting is now complete, and final pictures to come as soon as I get the binding on.
Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Making progress on my Bonnie Hunter Good Fortune quilt. At retreat this week I got the center put together and the first three of four borders.
Now I have to make all the blocks for the final border, because I switched the colors after the reveal. I think they will be light purple/dark purple.
I love this quilt, but didn't want something really big, so I left two rows off. That kept the center balanced. But what I did not realize is that the shorter edge was then not the right size for an even number of the small bonus triangles used in border #2. So I tweaked the middle of each of those two borders to make it fit.
This also means that my last border is not going to fit, so I'll have to think about how I'll tweak that one.