Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Liberty Fancy Fox quilt

I have always wanted to make the Fancy Fox quilt using Liberty fabrics like in the original pattern.
The Liberty fabrics are so lovely and just the perfect scale for the fox faces.
As I only had a few different prints, I chose to only make 9 foxes which is a nice size for a baby quilt.
And I quilted the foxes in using serpentine stitches going down the quilt the same way as I did on the "30 shades of Fox" quilt I made last year.
Then bound the quilt in a hot pink solid as that was one of the predominant colours in the Liberty prints.
I finished this quilt just before we went away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, and managed to find some nice locations for some quilty photos.
The above photos were taken near the lighthouse and breakwall at Nobbys Head in Newcastle NSW, Australia.
And one at Fort Scratchley which is a former coastal defence area built in 1882.
The back of the quilt is a pretty floral print which went well with the Liberty fabrics.
This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Friday, March 24, 2017

August Plus Squared quilt

This is the Plus Squared quilt by Emily Dennis which I first saw in one of the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazines a few issues ago.
This quilt was made for my niece and her partner to celebrate their engagement.
I used Cotton and Steel "August" prints as the recipients are both born in August and share the same starsign of Leo.
These blocks were easy sew and the whole quilt was quite quick to put together.
Quilting was once again rows of serpentine stitch about 2 inches or so apart.
The background fabrics are a linen coloured solid and ivory for the surrounds of the blocks.
I chose a lovely turquoise solid for the binding as it matched the colour in some of the August prints.
There are lion faces peeking out in many of the blocks.
This quilt finished at about 54 x 66" which is a nice throw size.
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Liberty scraps ipad case

My little Liberty scraps from last month have been used to make a zippered pouch to hold my ipad. 
 I adapted the Simple Zipper bag tutorial from the Fat Quarter Shop to make a case to fit.
As I only had a few scrappy Liberty HST, I made them up into a 4x5 panel and then added borders to make the main part of the pouch.

The pouch is about one inch larger than the ipad on each side which allows it to fit inside easily even with a hard protective case.

My favourite fabric  is the Hello Kitty and I used some hot pink solid to bind the case.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - Liberty Scraps

Ever since it was first released, I have wanted to make the Fancy Fox quilt in Liberty prints, like the ones used in the cover of the pattern.
So when I saw that Spotlight had a few of the Liberty prints available recently, I bought some to make the fox quilt. 
There are also some beautiful sewing accessories available in the Theodora Liberty print including pincushions, sewing boxes and even a sewing machine.
From top to bottom, the prints are as follows: Phoebe, D''anjo, Thorpe, Mabelle, Fion,Tatum, Poppy & Daisy, Wiltshire, Emma & Georgi.
When making the foxes, the print squares are flipped to make the ears which are then trimmed.
These little HST are only 1.5" but I will definitely be using them for another sewing project as these Liberty scraps are so precious.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Baby Animals Plus quilt

It has been a long hot summer here and I am finding that I haven't been sewing as much but I did manage to finish off another baby quilt.
I used the "Plus quilt" pattern by Kelly at Jeliquilts again as it is such a fun baby quilt to make.
This time, I chose some cute baby animal fabrics along with a few coordinating prints and a light grey solid for the background.
And quilted again with the serpentine stitch before binding in the lime green solid.
I backed the quilt in a drill cotton so that it can also used as a playmat.
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Colorway quilt

Late last year I saw on Instagram that there was a quilt-along starting using the new "Colorway" pattern by Thimbleblossoms.
This looked like a nice pattern to sew and also a good way to use up more of my stash so I joined in the sew along.
For my Colorway quilt, I used a mix a Bonnie and Camille prints (mainly Handmade and Little Ruby) along with coordinating solids and a black spot on cream print for the background.
The blocks were a bit tricky to sew as there are quite a few points to match but I think it got easier as I sewed them. 
Once the 36 blocks were made, I laid them out on my design floor (aka our loungeroom floor) to check the arrangement before sewing the blocks together.
This was such a fun quilt to make and I really love the new black prints in Handmade, especially with the cream and black dot background. 
As this was quite a large quilt 76 x 76", I sent it to my local quilter to have it long armed using the same Gingersnap pattern that was used on the Canyon Patchwork Swoon quilt for my daughters 21st birthday.
The backing is an ivory fabric with small white spots which I had in my stash, and I couldn't resist using the same B&W stripe for the binding that Camille used on her quilt.
This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Scraptastic Tuesday - Swoon scraps

One of my favourite quilt patterns is the Swoon quilt by Thimbleblossoms and I have already made quite a few projects using the original design and the Swoon mini quilt version...
And recently I made a cute cross stitched hoop neckace using a Quilty Stitches pattern by Corey @ Coriander quilts.
There are a couple of quilt alongs currently on IG - one hosted by Camille herself (#swoonalong), 
And another by @mel_is_a_swapaholic (#swoonalong2017).
I am joining in to make the Swoon 16 pattern using a mix of Melba and Matilda fabric by Emma Jean Jansen with some coordinating solids and a charcoal background.
So far I have sewn 8 blocks and have been collecting the little HST scraps from the flipped corners.
Although these HST will only be about 1.5" after trimming, and finish at 1" once sewn, they can be used to make patchwork panels for other projects such as the Makers Tote I made last year.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.