Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Patchwork Please, Week 11 You've Got Mail Quilt

I decided to make a small quilt for Week 11 of the Patchwork Please Zakka 2 sew along.  I loved doing the paper piecing for the envelopes and the quilt came together really well.  Maybe I have finally got the hang of paper piecing!!  When it came to the quilting I decided to stay with straight lines and think that they enhance the quilt.

 You 've Got Mail Quilt - from "Patchwork Please!"

Paper pieced envelope

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New Book - "Quilt Improv"

Wow I was so excited in the mail yesterday came Lucie Summers new book "Quilt Improv".
It is about making great improvisational quilts from everyday inspirations.  Lucie is from the UK and has successfully sold hand printed fabrics and also designs quilting fabrics for Moda Fabrics.  In the first section are inspirations for making thirteen different unit blocks and I am going to start off making some of these from my scraps - cannot wait to begin!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Citrus Challenge

I am part of a challenge group in New Zealand and our challenge for this period was to make a quilt 15 inches by 12 inches chosen subject "Citrus". I enjoyed making this little work.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Taupo Quilt - liberated log cabin

Ray - I finished piecing this quilt this afternoon.  As I mentioned last week I started this quilt in a Gwen Marston workshop at the Quilt Symposium at Taupo.  I have not decided how to quilt it yet.  Maybe narrow machine straight lines or even hand quilting!

Patchwork Please, Zakka 2.0 Week 9 Box

Hi there this is my scrappy box for Patchwork Please Zakka Along 2.0.  For my box I chose my own hand printed fabrics, and two thermofax screens, some Kona solid and a little piece of Lucie Summers hand printed leaves.  The lining is a commercial fabric.  Appreciated the blog post from Poppyprint on how she made her box to help me understand a couple of the instructions!