Friday, July 5, 2013

Quilts I'm working on

Here are a few more quilts I'm working on.  I usually try to finish a project before I start on another one but I have so many ideas running through my head that I just had to get them started.

This is a quilt I'm making for myself.  It is my own original design and I have called it Polka Dot Pinwheels.  I love red and white polka dots so I made the fabric the feature in this quilt and the blue and pink match perfectly.  I just need to make the back and quilt it. 

I went to the Melbourne Quilt Convention a few months ago and saw a demonstration on making hexagons.  I had a go and I was hooked.  I'm making the hexagons using a quicker and easier method than the traditional way (see my tutorial in previous post).  I wanted the quilt to have the traditional vintage style look to it so I bought some 1930's reproduction fabrics and here is what I've made so far.  10 down and 10 more to go.
And just because I don't have enough to do I decided to start on another quilt. 
I've had this fabric by French General in my stash for a few years now.  I've been wanting to make a large king size quilt and pillow shams for my bed using this fabric but I just couldn't come up with the right design.  Then one day the design came to me and I had to cut into the fabric right away before I forgot about it.  I'm hoping that it turns out the way I have pictured it in my head.  I love the mix of cream, beige and red fabrics.  Just perfect for a vintage french style look. 

Not much sewing has been done over the last 2 weeks.  I have been sick with bronchitis and having some much needed rest.  I hate sitting around on the couch doing nothing so I have been working on another project which I will post about when I get a chance to take some photos.
Have a great weekend and stay warm.

Thursday, July 4, 2013


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