Monday, 23 February 2015

Snow Day! That means paper piecing pattern design :)

I've been wanting to make a quilted Union Jack for while so that I can make an Australian flag cushion or quilt.

This is the Australian Flag:

And this is my draft version of the Union Jack paper piecing design:

I will applique the flag stars later on the final project. 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Quilting some scrappy tops

Just a couple of quilt tops left in my to be quilted pile!


I have quilts to be basted and quilted and some furniture to paint for my antique mall booth, but I'm not awake yet so I'm pattern designing just for fun to wake myself up before I start the days tasks.

This is my new Large Ball Quadrant Block

It is a 7" square block. I designed it with the idea in mind of using scrappy strips to make the blocks. This is how it looks once you put the four quadrants together:

Then I uploaded it to EQ7 and played with color variations to give the quilt a scrappy look:

I really want to try making this block soon even if I just make two balls and they are for a scrappy tote bag.

I also designed this butterfly block:

I'm still not totally awake today but I guess I better get on with quilting some tops... I'll start with a little baby quilt and move on to larger ones when my brain is more awake... now where is my diet coke??