Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Catching Up

I finally had a few sewing moments to myself last night and thought I would catch up on the blocks I was behind on the FMQAYGQAL over at Quokka Quilts !!

First, the Square Stipple. Can you tell I never use my darning foot for straight lines??(Ignore the loose threads in the pics, I was a little too eager to get these pics taken last night)
The Lightning Bolts was next - my points are getting a little better...

This one is the Spiral Illusion . I was *really* tempted to pop the walking foot on - I resisted, and can't believe how straight these lines look!
Landscapes was next. It involved stitching over previous lines...and took FOREVER! I was sure if I had to replace any blocks in the quilt it was going to be this one. None of my stitches lined up with previous lines, my curves are all over the place and I was sure it was going to look like sh*t. I was wrong, it looks fine :)
I got a bit distracted at this point while looking at the video's Leah Day has made on You Tube (...I could do a different pattern each week and still be doing a new one for about 5 years!) I knew the 'sea oats' design was coming up, so I switched it for the Sea Oat Flower instead. 
I completely skipped the Pointy Paisley block. Something about all the angles just didnt appeal to me (see previous curvy looking squares and lighnting bolts?) This is the Pea Gravel Path... I LOVE it! Cant wait to use it on something soon.
10 blocks done, 14 more to go!  


Kate x

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Heather!

Quick post to show off the quilt I finished up this week, made this for my sister's 35th birthday. I have wanted to do a black/white quilt for ages (i still have a massive stash of black and whites!) - the purple I only picked up a few days before I started this one, and it just seemed to work.

I squished it into a box and packaged it up with some choccies for a hamper style gift! Only dodgy indoor pics for this one - as usual, I was hand sewing the binding on the night before i needed to hand over the gift!

K x

Monday, February 6, 2012

Fun Owl quilt for Penelope

Here are some pics of my latest quilt! I started cutting and sewing Friday night, and finished hand sewing on the binding Sunday night - I was just a little excited to see how it turned out.

Since I was dropping the quilt off at a Barossa Valley Winery, I took the opportunity for a quick photo shoot! My photo's are definitely better when outside ...

And just for fun, a tribute toThe Walking Quilted

Let me know what you think

Kate x