Free motion playtime!

Made another casserole cubby, this time for a friend of mum’s. She wanted blues and I wanted to practice Bargello quilting and free motion quilting so this is what I came up with. I loved the little flower pots! So much fun, so simple, so cute. Even invented a couple myself, the “hipster cactus in…

More adventures in hexagons

I made another place at with hexagons, this time with 2″ hexies. It was a fair bit quicker than with the 1.25″ ones and shows off the bigger patterns in the fabric nicely. Some things I did better on this one  were: left the cardboard in, even when finished. This seemed to help keep the…

Hexagon play time

My dad always used to say that he thought that quilting was a bit strange; that buying a perfectly good piece of fabric, chopping it up and seeing it back together seemed like a bit of a waste of good fabric. His observations pretty much stopped mum from quilting as she then thought of it…

Casserole Cubby

My mother in law had borrowed her sister’s casserole carrier and asked if I could make one for her.  It seemed simple enough, and a good excuse to practice some free-motion quilting.  I measured up the carrier that she’d lent me and the dimensions looked something like this: 12.5″ x 40″ for the handle piece (includes…

Half square triangle overload quilt

I found this pattern (HST Overload Quilt) on Etsy by Redpepperquilts and I LOVED it!  This was my take on it.  I bought a layer cake and paired up colours that I thought looked nice together, trying to have one lightish one and one darkish one. I then made each pair into four half square triangles (HSTs), sewed…

Adventures in quilting

I’ve recently started quilting, which is a huge learning curve.  I am particularly interested in free motion quilting; it is so much fun! I love the way that light plays with the finished article and how flowing and beautiful the lines can be. For this quilt I bought a jelly roll which contained dark blue,…