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.