Friday, 15 May 2015

Digital Doodling

I have come to realize that my pattern designing is the equivalent of doodling but I prefer my doodling to be digital!

This morning I am waiting for an MRI appointment  and I didn't get much sleep, so sewing was the last thing on my mind. So I found myself playing with QA and EQ software to design this block:


And when the block is repeated for an entire quilt top it can look like this! I love this one!


Thursday, 7 May 2015

A few little projects....

I am working on a few small projects intermittently atm.

This is a turquoise 4 patch quilt I am making as a throw quilt for my sewing room where I often meditate to relax and my Cockapoo Henry likes to relax on a quilt on my lap whilst I do it LOL:

I only have 3 done out of about 30 I'll make

 And I have used Wonder Under to fuse these EPP small hexagons onto a white background, this will become a mini quilt for my sewing room wall. The hexagons are about 1" across finished. I need to pull out my applique machine and set it up to do anymore on this one, so it is still at this stage:


I've still got 2 scrap quilts to bind, a jacket to sew buttons on and some other crafty bits and pieces to deal with, that are junking up the end of my cutting table! But I'm getting through them SLOWLY!


Last week whilst hubby was out of town we had a day that the Comcast internet and cable TV were down for 9+hrs. So what else was there for a quilter to do once she'd caught up on the housework, but sew! I chose to make the 6 blocks needed to complete this paper pieced lap quilt that I designed:


Now that I have pattern tested it I have added it to my Craftsy store: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/other/diamonds-in-a-square/140345

So despite being in the 8th week of this chronic migraine I am getting a little bit done occasionally because the sewing room is my relaxing place.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Sew day!

I am actually sewing today. It seems I never get much of that done lately!

You may remember that at the January quilt retreat I went to I focused on sewing scrap quilts to clear my fat eighth and fat quarter sized scraps. This is one of the tops I created:


It has been quilted for ages and just needed the simple machine binding done, so today I tackled that because it is quick and easy and I felt like I'd achieved something. Check out all the different fabrics in this quilt, I just LOVE it!


Boy does it feel good to have finished something that has been on my to do list all year!


So then I decided to bind this charity baby quilt that I had also made from scraps at that same retreat:


I didn't have the perfect piece of fabric for binding this one, so I used several scraps of pink and did a scrappy binding. So this one is ready to go to a baby in need:


2 finishes in one day! Yahoo!