Modern D9P Top finished:). I added a couple random darker strips in yellow and grey as I was sewing the blocks together to add a bit more contrast and interest. Basting now. I really hate this bit.
The top photo was taken late afternoon and looks really eerie.
Yesterday these arrived. Yay :)
I purchased this aurifil binding box online from the fat quarter shop when they had them on sale. I love these colors. They cost me $111.00 that’s Australian dollars and including $20 postage. That still works out a $5.00 saving on each one as compared to purchasing them here in Australia. Times $5 by 12 and I have saved $60. Bonus! :) my maths is not great but that adds up to a win for me.
It’s pretty overcast today so it was hard to get a nice picture of my finished tote for the color intensive class I’m taking.
It turned out pretty bright! Maybe I still need more lessons on color!
Anyway love how much stuff I managed to jam in it for badminton this morning. Drink bottle, coffee, purse, ipad and a bag of apples a friend gave me!
I am making a tote for the color intensive course that I am taking with Stitched in Color and decided this was the perfect opportunity to try some free motion quilting on a small scale.
My first ever clam shells. They are a bit wonky but it was great practise. Figure you have to start somewhere. I finished the bag tonight so will get a nice daylight photo tomorrow :)
laurahartrich replied to your photo “Not sure about this think I need to play with it a bit more. I’m not…”
I LOVE IT. I need to try this sometime! I’ve been admiring lots of these modern D9P’s. Yours is looking lovely!
Thanks for the feedback. The more I look at it the more I like it . I used a grey charm pack, cut the fabric five inches, sewed random nine patches, and chopped them up. It’s really a quick easy method for some instant sewing gratification :) You should definitely give it a whirl :)
This is the Tutorial I used from Kristy’s blog at St Louis Folk Victorian.
Sorting my fabric with a glass of red after walking to the beach and having dinner at the restaurant with only one out of five children. ( a lot cheaper with one child so taking advantage:) ) All the big kids off at party’s or with boyfriends or sleepover. Stuck with my 12 year old daughter who convinced us to watch Frozen.
Can someone please kill me now! Way too much singing going on for my liking. I don’t know how much more my husband and I can take. I have too much Disney over the years I think that’s the problem My daughter lied she told me it was better than toy story! No way !! !
Kelly’s quilt is finally done!!!! This one has taken awhile.
After washing it is about 67 inches square. I used a Denyse Schmidt print from my stash for the binding. I hope she likes the orange. I tried pink but thought it looked a bit juvenile and pukey, and I didn’t really have anything else. A scrappy binding like the one in the book would have been nice but I used all the left overs on the back so couldn’t do that. Anyway I like the orange.
I went over my quilting and picked out a few spots where my needle had jumped and made one big long stitch. I was afraid they could catch so I resewed over them. It was a bit painful but I feel better having done it.
This quilt was a huge learning curve for me and definitely not one I would have chosen to make but I am glad now that I have and hopefully Kelly will like it. It has cotton batting so has a lovely drape and feels and looks very vintage.
If anyone is interested the pattern is from Better Homes and Gardens Scrappy Quilts Book which by the way Kelly gave me for my Birthday when I first started quilting. :)
Really relieved to have this finish :)
Keep looking over my shoulder to see if the quilting police are coming to get me for zig zagging my binding on and not hand stitching it on!
I learnt this method from a tutorial of Rachel’s from her blog Stitched in Color and I really like the look and the time saved. I have decided that I am an impatient quilter and just want to get onto the next project!
But why do I feel so guilty! :)
This morning I awoke to the sound of my silly dogs howling their heads off! That usually means only one thing…….. The postman has come to my door! The dog alarm sounds like they are having their throats cut! It,s very annoying, but look what I found at the front door :) Anna Maria Horner. Yay. True colours and Hand drawn garden fat quarter bundle’s purchased when they were 20% off from quilt at home. I think I might have got the last hand drawn garden.
So much for the fabric diet! I have to stop checking emails from all the fabric stores.
Will put these lovelies on my shelf for a while to just enjoy looking at them.
Why do dogs hate postmen so much?
It’s taken all day but I finally created an etsy shop for my baby quilts.
I honestly have no idea how much to sell them for because if you charged for the amount of time that goes into each quilt they would be so expensive.
I have priced them at what I feel comfortable letting them go for. Also fabric here in Australia is twice the price so that has to be factored in as well. It would be nice just to make a bit of money back to spend on new fabric. Support my habit! Obsession :) Will wait to see how it goes, fingers crossed.
Does anyone else have a shop that could give me any advice ?
Finally finished quilting Kelly’s quilt! What an ordeal!
I still need lots of free motion practice. My loops in the first border are probably what you would call ‘freestyle’ loops and not very even but I like to think they look organic especially from a distance :) at least that’s what I’m telling myself. :) My lovely middle daughter said they would look weird if they were perfect so I’ll take her word for it :) I enjoyed doing the little flowers in the four square border block. I think I would have done a lot better overall if my thread had cooperated!
Anyway trimming it up now ready for binding. That’s the next decision, what to bind it with?.