Saturday, 21 February 2015

Blue Chequers - Ta Da!

I'm on a roll at the moment ( long may it last!), so I have another finish to reveal. I made this quilt with 4 patch squares that I had left over from my blue medallion. I made them to be the final border on Blue Medallion but didn't like it in the end. So, they've been recycled:

The backing I had also bought for Blue Medallion and it is a good match for the front. I wasn't wide enough, so rather than attempting a pattern match I put in a strip of Baby blue Kona.
I decided to quilt it with a simple swirl in each square. I've never used a pantograph or a groovy board, preferring to do the quilting 'freehand', so you can see how inconsistent I am!
I'm trying to increase my repertoire of quilting stitches, and this was a new one for me.
I used Kona Midnight for the binding except for one small piece of Robin's egg at the bottom, coinciding with the pale stripe on the back.


The Kona Midnight is a perfect match with the Lizzie House constellations backing fabric:
Quilt Stats
Size : 46  x 55.5 inches ( it's shrunk a little in the wash)
Front : 2 inch finished squares of a variety of Kona blue and green solids
Back: Lizzie House constellations with a strip of Kona Baby Blue
Binding : Kona Midnight and a small piece of Kona Robin's egg
Wadding: Left over piece of Quilters Dream Orient
Quilted with Superior Threads Fantastico 5006 which is a variegated blue and green on the top, Bottom Line #622 grey on the back.
I'm going to donate this quilt ( hopefully one of many ) to Siblings Together.
This is also another finish ( my third!!!) for first quarter of FAL 2015 with Adrianne and I'm also going to link with Scraptastic Tuesday.
It's my birthday today ( I won't reveal my age as I can't believe it myself). Mr Hare and I are going to London this afternoon, to take our lovely children out for a birthday meal, then we ( not the children ) are off to Le Trois Vallees for a skiing holiday.



2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Scraptastic Tuesday

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Eleri's Quilt -Ta Da

Two posts in one day, wonders will never cease! Again just a quick post with my second finish for the first quarter FAL 2015 with Adrianne. I had promised my SIL that I would make a quilt for my niece what seems like eons ago. I had a few false starts ( the dreaded quilting bee where my beautiful quilting fabric disappeared into the aether never to return!)
So, it was time to rectify the problem. I wanted something relatively quick, but that would also look pretty, so this quilt was born:

I seem to be going through a blue/green quilt phase at the moment! However, my excuse is that these are the colours Eleri wanted.
I quilted it very simply with my favourite wavy lines and added a navy and white stripe binding.
Unfortunately, I only had half a yard of this so had to add a small section of navy blue. The back is a lovely spotty green that I bought for this ages ago.
I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
Quilt Stats:
Size 70 inches x 78 inches after washing
Crosses from various blue/ green fabrics in my stash. Background 'squares' in mainly Kona solids again from my stash. Background fabric Kona white.
Backing fabric- Moda extra wide Dotty  in green
Binding- Michael Miller pirate stripe in Navy and a small piece of Kona Navy
Wadding - Quilters Dream Orient
 Pieced and top quilting using Presencia 60 in white, bottom quilting with So fine white
Linking with FAL 2015 ( my original list for this quarter is here:

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Scraptastic Tuesday( on Sunday)

Just a quick post to link up with Nicky and Leanne for Scraptastic Tuesday. I have continued to add to my HST pile, which I'm doing as leaders and enders. This is a slow but steady WIP.

I also used up some of my blue scraps to start the #scrappylogcabinquiltalong on IG but have only managed 6 blocks:
I don't have enough long scraps to do any more of these, so I'll add some scrappy borders, and I'll have another Siblings Together quilt. There is a good post  by Mary over on Lily's Quilts and again here by Maria about this very worthy charity. Mary has put out a call for Home Sweet Home blocks, a variation of a nine patch, so I made a few from scraps:

That's all my scraps for this week!

Scraptastic Tuesday