20 August 2017

Indigo and Tan Star and Courthouse Steps

So my usual quilt guild meeting is on the 3rd saturday morning of the month. But in months where there are 5 saturdays, we hold a meeting where we have workshops or work on group projects.

A couple of weeks ago was such a day. I had a heep of stuff to do and didn't get there until it was well underway. I had no intention of doing the workshop, I just wanted to drop in and say hi and see what people were doing.

One of the jobs I had to do that morning was to drop my main machine off for its annual servicing. So I couldn't work on any of my current WIP and needed a new project to work on using my backup machine.

But I loved the look of the quilt and decided to grab the pattern and have a go at it. I thought it would be a good pattern for my two Moda Japanese inspired collections - Kasuri and Indigo.

This is the Moda Kasuri range from a few years back. I picked it up recently on a destash group.

18 August 2017

Star 4 of 365 - Star-A-Day

Star 4 of 365

While the pairings I've done are great from a colour co-ordination perspective, I'm not sure there is enough contrast. I think I'm going to have to give up on my aim of having every star using different fabric. Cause that's like 800 different fabrics, which I definately don't have. So I'm going to have to have repeats, adding in more light fabrics (pinks, yellows, oranges etc) to get the necessary contrast. It will also make my fabric go further.

Here are some lights I bought. First time ever, I bought nothing but minimum cuts!

17 August 2017

Star 3 of 365 - Star-A-Day

Star 3 of 365

16 August 2017

Star 2 of 365 - Star-A-Day

Star 2 of 365

15 August 2017

Star 1 of 365 - Star-A-Day

These stars are supposed to be 4" but mine are turning out 3 1/2". Ah well, as long as they are all wrong the same amount, it's all good!!

Star 1 of 365

14 August 2017

Star-A-Day Pattern

So I bought the pattern and templates for the Star-A-Day Quilt by Somerset Designs from the Sydney Craft Show a few years back, and never did anything about it (which surprises no one!!).

However, I was looking for another handwork project to have on hand. To be honest, I'm getting a bit sick of basting hexagons. So I dragged this one out and started cutting up the pieces. I'm putting them together in pairs to speed up the process.

7 June 2017

Pink Wonky Cross Top Completed

The pink quilt of pinkness is up to the top being done stage. We have a long weekend coming up in a couple of days. So my plan is to buy wadding tomorrow at lunch time. Wash and iron Friday and then baste and start sewing on Saturday. I'm pretty confident I have have it done by Sunday. I will sloth on Monday. Happy Birthday Lizzie!!

23 May 2017

Pink Wonky Cross Layout Done

I was able to cut out some more background squares and layout the quilt again. Rows are now together and it's just a matter of sewing them up. I've also cut out a heap of pink and beige 2 1/2" triangles for leaders and enders, so I don't get them out of order.

18 May 2017

Paying the Price for Winging It

So I was able to go to a Guild meeting and use the space to layout the pink wonky cross quilt. However, due to winging it, I ran out of background squares. Not a huge deal, I got most of it worked out. But I will need to lay them out again at the next meeting to finish the last couple of rows.

12 May 2017

Wonky Pink Cross Quilt Squaring Up

The blocks make up REALLY quickly. Cut at an angle. Sew in dark strip. Iron. Cut and insert again at right angles. Iron. Now I need to trim them all back to 5" squares. Since there aren't any seams to line up, I can trim several at a time.