Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tula Pink "Pixel Perfect" quilt

A quilt that has been on my to-do list for a while is the Tula Pink "Pixel Perfect" quilt which was a pattern included with one of the early issues of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine.
So when the Eden fabric was released last year, I decided to make a start on it as the animal prints were just what I needed for the blocks
I dug into my stash and pulled fabrics from many Tula lines - Prince Charming, Acacia, Bumble, Eden, Fox Field, Elizabeth, Moon Shine, The Birds and The Bees, and True Colours. 
The background fabric is a charcoal Prima solid which really makes the vibrant colours of the Tula prints pop!
The "A" blocks required a large square so they were perfect for fussy cutting the prints that I wanted to feature in the quilt.
I was still working on the blocks when Chipper was released so I couldn't resist sewing a few more with the Chipmunks and foxes.
When it was all done, I cleared as much space as I could on my loungeroom floor to lay out all of the blocks...
After much rearranging, I decided to go with a colour gradient as it seemed to work with the prints I had used.
For the backing, I bought some of the lovely Freefall in navy as I really loved the minty birds.
This 90" square quilt was then sent off to my LQS "Rainbow Patchwork" for Karen to quilt. 
To finish it all off, I used the mosaic print in Glacier from Eden for the binding, then on a glorious but windy day, we went for a drive to Nimbin (NSW) for some photos.  
This area is known as the "Rainbow Region" so it was only appropriate that I took my colourful Tula quilt here for a quilty photoshoot with the Nimbin Rocks in the background.
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Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory
2016 FAL
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Foxy Loxy mini quilt

Last year I made a fox mini quilt for a swap and ever since have wanted to make another one.
So I chose some of my favourite prints from Carolyn Friedlander along with some charcoal shot cotton for the background.
 These foxes are a small version of the Fancy Fox quilt pattern by  Elizabeth Hartman.
 I cut all of the fabrics so that I could quickly chain piece them together...
And it didn't take long before I had them all pieced.
Then it was just some quick straight line quilting and binding in the ledger print from Architectures.
This project was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
2016 FAL
Kirsten.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fancy Forest baby quilt

After having made the Fancy Fox quilt recently, I really wanted to make another of Elizabeth Hartmans patterns, the Fancy Forest quilt.
This pattern incorporates the foxes, along with a few other blocks - hedgehogs, bunnies,  thistles...
 Allie Owl....
And Frances Firefly blocks.
I made the baby sized quilt using solids in shades of teal and aqua so that it could be suitable for a boy or girl.
The blocks were fairly easy to piece and then it was just a matter of deciding on the layout.
Then I quilted it using the Serpentine stitch which has given the quilt such a great texture.
And used some black and white woodgrain print fabric for the binding which is another favourite of mine:)
2016 FAL
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Scrappy HST Maker's Tote

Another project ticked off my Q2 FAL list is the Maker's Tote which is another lovely pattern by Anna @ Noodlehead designs.
I have used the leftover Bonnie and Camille HST trimmed from sewing my Spell it with Moda quilt letters (as well as a few from my Thirty Shades of Fox quilt) to join up for these panels. 
Then it was just a matter of adding some fabric to make the panel up to the required size.
The zip used is a separating one so that the tote opens right up for easy access and there are also a couple of pockets for storage.
I made a little EPP hexagon from some more fabric scraps to use for the zipper tab.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.
And also with with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory.
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This project was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
2016 FAL
Kirsten.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spell it With Moda - ABC quilt

It has taken a while but my Bonnie and Camille "Spell It With Moda" ABC quilt is now done! 
Many of these letters are sewn using the name from the fabric range (eg. A= April Showers, B=Bliss, D=Daysail, H= Hello Darling, M=Marmalade, P= Vintage Picnic, R=Ruby, S= Scrumptious, V= Vintage Modern,) or a colour (L=lime, C= coral, O= orange, N=navy, Y= yellow), or something else associated with the letter (F= floral, T=text, U= Umbrella).
I chose to make a few of the Dwell blocks from Camille Roskelleys "Simplify" book for the filler blocks - one for each of my 3 children.
And for the quilting, I again used the Serpentine stitch on my sewing machine and did fairly dense quilting.
The backing is one of the Daysail prints and I used my favourite Sundae scallops in grey for the binding.
It has only just started to cool down here so I can't wait to use this quilt over these cooler Autumn months.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory
Fresh Poppy Design
This was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team.
2016 FAL
Kirsten.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Feathery Caravan tote

My first finish for the Q2 finish-along is a tote bag that was gifted to a good friend as a farewell gift from work. 
The pattern is the Caravan tote by Anna @ Noodlehead designs and as usual, Anna's instructions were very clear and easy to follow.
I used a pretty feathery drill for the main bag panel, along with my favourite 7 oz black denim for the top of the tote and the handles.
The only tricky part of this was avoiding  breaking my needle on the metal parts of the zipper!
The pattern includes directions for making a divided pocket to keep knitting needles and crochet hooks in which is such a great idea for a crafty person such as my friend.

I really love this feathers print and have enough of this fabric left to make another one of these totes for me:)
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday @ Quiltstory

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This project was on my FAL Q2 list for this year so linking up with the 2016 FAL team
2016 FAL
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Kirsten.