3 November 2017

Star 15 of 365 - Star-A-Day

28 October 2017

Indigo Courthouse Steps - Finishing Decisions

So it's down to crunch time. I love this project so far, but there is one small problem. It's a bit small. I don't want this to be a lap quilt and I don't want to make anymore blocks. So my plan is to set what I have on point and then finish the corners in one fabric.

Now my natural instinct is to go with the light colours - in this case beige/tan. But for some reason this doesn't seem right. So I'm thinking maybe the indigo? I've ordered enough of each option to finish it off. In the meantime, I've done a mock up in EQ7.

What do people think? Tan or indigo?

25 October 2017

Indigo Courthouse Steps Blocks Finished

So I managed to get the courthouse steps blocks finished. I am pleased with how they turned out. I think I managed to get a good variety of fabrics into the blocks, without any repeats while still maintaining enough contrast.

I was able to do a quick layout of all the blocks. By using just the two colours, it does change the effect of the original pattern, but I'm still happy with it. I just need to do a proper layout to work out the final placement before I sew it all together.

23 October 2017

Star 14 of 365 - Star-A-Day

16 October 2017

Indigo Stars Done

I don't normally sew during the week, but I was able to work on these over the last week or so. They are pretty simple and fast to work up. I love the colour combination.

 This is the stars cut out and ready for sewing. I didn't get any in progress shots because I was working on them at night and the light is terrible for photos.

 Here is Miss Cleo helping me with displaying the blocks. I think the colours look great.

2 October 2017


Sooo I may have slightly jumped onto a bandwagon. I've seen the Moonstone EPP stuff floating around for a while. I liked that it was a bit different but not enough to join in. However, as is so often the case, it just took on Instagram photo and that was it, I was in. It was some work in progress shots by nightquilter. I've been wanting to do something rainbowy using really saturated colours for a while.

However, I hadn't been able to find a pattern that really jumped out at me. In addition, I didn't have a very good variety of saturated colours. And those that I did have tended to be very limited in the designs on the fabric (lots of dots for some reason). This is where another event added to the confluence. I was checking Instagram late one night and saw that Alison Glass was doing a one week sale which included colour themed bundles of her back catalogue. I'd been eyeing her stuff off for a couple of weeks and it seemed like the stars had aligned. So I jumped in and ordered one of the full colour sets (the sale involved sets being offered for one day only, with each day being one/two colours). Part of what attracted me was that the sets included a variety of not just current fabric lines, but back catalogue designs as well. I liked the variety this would offer.

It also happened that the big annual craft fair was on that week. So I went to try and find some more Alison Glass fabric. And we all know when you go shopping for something specific, you never seem to be able to find it!! But the shopping gods were on my side, despite it being the crappiest show for years, there was a vendor there basically just selling AG fabric in 30cm WOF pieces. I bought quite a bit. The only issue is there wasn't any yellow or orange. So I might have to go looking for some of that.

23 September 2017

Star 13 of 365 - Star-A-Day

17 September 2017

Star 12 of 365 - Star-A-Day

13 September 2017

Star 11 of 365 - Star-A-Day

10 September 2017

Star 10 of 365 - Star-A-Day