Friday, 25 July 2014

A Castle for the Baby

I have finally begun to quilt the baby girl quilt I've been working on:


I free motion quilted the castle block with different thread colors to suit the block; green for the grass, blue for the sky etc. But the rest of the quilt will be done in a meandering FMQing with pale pink thread.


The completed quilt top is 39" x 41" so it should be quite a functional size as the baby grows in the next couple of years.

My biggest concern with this quilt is that it is VERY pink. I think I'll do pink and white next time I need to do a girly quilt LOL

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Thrifty Thursday

This week I wanted to highlight another blog that showcases awesome thrifty finds:

http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/

I adore what they did with the old sewing machine table! http://www.allthingsthrifty.com/2014/07/ice-cubes-in-my-nightstand.html. Once I move into a bigger place in a few years I might try that, I see these cabinets quite often with no machine in them and am tempted to buy them but I don't have the space in my apartment with all my quilting stuff, my pyrex collection and my sewing machine collection!




Adventurous Quilter

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Paper Pieced House

I have decided to start a scrappy paper pieced house quilt. This was inspired by a post by Val at http://myplvl.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-beach-house-quilt-finish.html. Her beach house quilt is gorgeous!

So this is my first block:



I am paper piecing my houses they are 7" x 6" and all the fabric for this one came from my scrap bin. The Paper piecing pattern is in my Craftsy store for $1.50 the link is in my left sidebar.