Monday, May 31, 2010

My Dad's Square

I love this quilt. It was my first request.
My Dad had come to stay with me (to see his grandchildren).

He really liked my sisters quilt and want one too. We took ourselves off to spotlight and he chose the fabrics. It took him ages to pick.

Dad decided that he didn't want love hearts and asked for squares. I played with a few designs and then he came up with the square on square. Using Kate's "Fairy Hearts" pattern for the basics we were on our way.

It didn't take long and Dad was amazed that within a fortnight of him being home I had finished it.
I even wrote my name on this one.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Family Tree

I have been feeling rather creative lately and thought it might be fun to try something for my mother in law (very scary).
Anyway I love trees and family trees too, so a "family tree cushion" is my new project.
Started by designing the tree.
Each bough represents a person in the family.
The centre bough is the parents each bow coming off is a child and then each one of a particular bough is that child's family ( I hope that made sense).
Then when I was happy with the layout I started working on the fabric,
with stuff I already had (been put on a budget - currently $0)

I'm happy so far and that will do for today.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Not for my Mum

Well Mum didn't like the squares I had started making for her quilt :(

I have managed to get over it but what to do with the five suares I had already made?

I decided that four of them might make nice dolls quilt.

I even tried my hand at some slightly more adventurous quilting.

What do you think?
I am quite happy with it.

Now who do I give it to........

Thursday, May 20, 2010

sick sick sick

Well its been a rough week. My husband has been away at a course and left me with all 5 children ( how do single mothers do it?)
To top it all off I got sick!!!!!!
But I have had a good time entering all the giveaways from the Sew Mama Sew MayDay Giveaway. There are some really inspiring sites out there.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mum's Quilt

When I started quilting my mother told me she wasn't really into quilts. Her friend had made her one that she had on her wall and that was enough for her. However once she started seeing some of the quilts I was making for other people she decided she wanted one too.
Her instructions were "pink and green" and we decided it would make an excellent 70th Birthday present (so that gives me 20 years LOL)
So mum here is your quilt!

I think it will be nice I thought I would go with a pattern inspired by "Drunk Love"
I'll keep you posted on how it's going!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My "Fairy Hearts" Quilt

My first attempt at a full size quilt was so much fun. It was definitely an adventure. I really loved the pattern Fairy Hearts so I gave it a go with my own choice of materials. Following a pattern certainly saves time, doing all the cutting then all the sewing

more cutting(not my fav thing!).

When I had almost finished the front my stupid sewing machine died :(
But that ended up being great as of course I just had to buy a new one(which I love!)
I was really happy with how it turned out.

I don't know if this happens to anyone else but I reckon quilts talk to you ( I swear I'm not that mad) Anyway they seem to tell me who they are for. I felt very strongly that this one was for my sister Jackie. Yesterday I received this pic of Jackie in the mail. I guess I was right.

Monday, May 10, 2010

O.K. so here goes.
Hi, I'm Stephanie and I'm a Quilt-a-holic.
I have been quilting for about four months and I am totally hooked!
My husband says a very big thank-you to Kate Conklin for getting me into this (not really). I have only made a couple of quilts but I am already trying to design my own quilts. I decided this might be a way to connect with other like minded people and learn about quilting. I'm sure it'll be great fun!