Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Plus quilt layout


I finally settled on making a 5x6 block layout, and after trialling a gazillion differrent arrangements, I'm happy with this one. It was unavoidable having several similar prints together because otherwise I had too much of the same colour in one place, which looked worse. I took photos of all the layouts so that I could scroll through and make a gut decision :-)
Now I could finally press the blocks so the seams of the blocks nestle... Maybe I'll get to make all the rows today!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Progress on the plus quilt

I've finished quite a few blocks of this quilt, and am currently debating whether to go with a 5x6 layout (would need 7 more blocks) or stay at 4x5, with a few blocks left over for the backing, pillows or similar... 
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced Modern Quilting for WIP Wednesday today.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Pluses galore

I've seen plus-quilts (sometimes called crosses instead of pluses) all over blogland and decided that this would be great pattern to showcase a bunch of Moda Wonderland fabrics I bought ages ago.
I liked one blogger's design of having one reverse plus in the pattern, to shake it up (see here http://kindaquilty.blogspot.de/2014/09/finish-it-friday-final-purge.html). Most pluses will be a wonderland print on blue background, except the one you see here on the bottom.
A couple of days after, I now have a huge pile of block components ready to sew into 30 plus-blocks. 
I'm already looking forward to free-motion-quilting all this background space!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Warm and fuzzy corners

I've decided on a design for the corner triangles of the Warm and Fuzzy quilt.


I've also finished the binding and did a single line of hand-quilting in the middle of the black border (it's a bit wobbly at times, but I did it spontaneously while visiting my grandma in hospital, so it's connected to a personal story for me and not a flaw).

With all that, I now declare this quilt... finished!
And once the sun comes out, I'll take some photos of the entire quilt!

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Inspiration

This would make such a lovely quilt pattern! It's wrapping paper, and someday I'd like to turn this into an applique quilt...


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Galactic finish

These were actually done ages ago, this past summer. But alas, time flies, and too little of it is used for blogging :)

I have some semi-finished plans to give two of these away instead of hanging them as a triplet wall-hanging. We'll see if these plans pan out. Enjoy these photos of the quilting. It was so much fun making these and playing around with free-motion quilting.








They finish at 16.5 x 22".

Monday, 5 January 2015

Fabric bins

used this easy tutorial to make my very first fabric bin. 



Since I couldn't find my iron-on lining stabilizer stuff (Pellon-equivakent), I used batting and quilted all over the place. It's not super sturdy, but I don't have any comparison of what it would be like with the Pellon... and it stands up without problem, so the bin works for me.

Now I gotta figure out what to put inside... :-)