Monday, 27 March 2017

Fabric to Inspire

I popped into Wooden Spools today to fabric shop! This is what I came home with:

Because I'm just addicted to charms squares:

I wanted more orange batiks for my Adventurously Epic Sampler:

I adore rich fat quarter bundles:

But it's this bundle that I bought for a sampler quilt that I really can't wait to cut into:

Friday, 24 March 2017

The Barn Wall Quilt is finished!

I designed this barn paper piecing block pattern about 2 or 3 years ago and about 18 months ago I added the borders. But only today did I get around to quilting and binding it!!!!

This is one of my favorite block pattern designs, I'm considering using it for a future BOM, as the center block and making the quilt from more natural earthy, traditional or civil war type prints. I also plan to make it in turquoise grey and white to hang in my living room.

It is finally able to hang in the drab basement stairway that leads to my sewing studio:

I even labelled this one because at some point I'll probably hang it in a quilt show and don't want it getting lost.

The block pattern is available in my Craftsy store for $6.95 but it is a complex block that I only recommend for experienced paper piecers.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Quick Wall Quilt

Last year I made my Adventurous Stars quilt to hang on the living room wall:

But there was another space on that wall that needed a little wall quilt in matching colors. I have plans for a special wall quilt but wanted a quick wall quilt finished to fill the space in the mean time. Soooooo I made a Missouri Star block and quilted it:

It's a great space filler and once I've made the quilt I really want to put here​, this one will move to the basement stairway that I want to fill with colorful quilts.