Wednesday, 15 October 2014

WIP Wednesday

This is what I am working on:


It will be a full/double bed quilt that is a Christmas gift, so I have a lot of work left to do yet!

What's going on in your sewing room today?

I'm linking up to: http://www.freshlypieced.com/ and http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/p/lets-bee-social.html

Monday, 13 October 2014

October small projects

I have heaps of fall and Halloween inspired fabrics and I didn't have any table runners made with these fabrics so I threw a couple of quick ones together in the last few days:


I used Moda mini charm packs for the centre, there are 42 pieces per pack so I needed to cut some extras from my stash to make the runners my desired size. I then added a 1" border and a 2.5" border.

I used meandering FMQing and machine binding by folding the backing to the front
 This is the first time I have successfully free motion quilted using basting spray. The thread did not break once!!! This is the spray I used it isn't cheap at about $20 a can locally but I can't wait to try it on a larger project some time, like a baby quilt.


Now I finally have a fall display on my kitchen bench:


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

BOM 2015 basting

I have finally completed the quilt top for my FREE 2015 SCRAPPY ADVENTURES BOM!

I can't reveal the whole top because it is a mystery BOM, but the practice blocks as well as January, February and a block from later in 2015 have been revealed, so here it is in the spray basting phase:

An upcoming triangle practice block and a block hint for late 2015

January's Horizon block

February's Heart block

Two Triangle practice blocks and a block hint for late 2015

If you want to join in 2 FREE practice blocks are available now on the download site: http://adventurousquilter.yolasite.com/

The quilt is 41.5" x 41.5" and includes all 16 free practice and BOM blocks. All blocks feature the use of scraps.

The blocks would also make a terrific row quilt if you want to choose some of your favorite blocks as the year goes on and just make multiples of the blocks.