Monday, 30 March 2015

A Year of Schnibbles- Sample

This month's quilt is Sample by Carrie Nelson from Miss Rosies Quilt Company. Patterns are not available from the website now so I have not linked it. I bought mine from Fat Quarter Shop  
Sample is made using 2 1/2 inch squares or mini charm packs.
I used a charm pack of Glow by Amy Butler. The background and sashing is Bella Snow.

I decided to make Sample No 1, which is the one set on point. I didn't read the number of blocks required very well, so just kept on making them, and ended up with 20. Not liking waste of work and materials I decided to make a smaller version of sample No 2 with the remaining blocks (plus a reject and an extra)
These blocks are little. They finish at 4 1/2 inches - very cute little blocks. The larger Sample finishes at 28 1/2 inches and the small one at 19 3/4 inches.

The photos are hasty seeing we are working at the last minute here, and I couldn't decide a nice way to display them. The late summer/  autumn flowers in pots were my first port of call.

I am joining the monthly parade with Sinta at Pink Pincushion and  Sherri at A Quilting Life

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Irish Chain Quilt Along- Appliquéd Blocks

This is the 3rd block to get sewn in the Happy Quilting Quilt Along.  I didn't get my Appliquéd blocks cut out last week, and I have left it til the very last minute this week to catch up and get up to date. Luckily both steps were quick and easy.

The colours are so pretty. I hope they all look as nice once they are all together. I am not peeking until tomorrow when the next clue will be posted.

Linking up to Melissa's post

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Quiet Play Zoo Animals Blocks- Polar Bear

This months block is a Polar Bear one. Quiet Play provide the pattern free for the month of release, but make a small charge after that. It pays to keep up, or at least download the pattern on time.

This was an easy one with the eyes being bigger. It may just that I am getting used to doing them.
My first version had grey as the darker fur on his neck and ears. I didn't like it as I felt my grey was too dark, so I did another one with cream as the darker colour and the white as the main colour. I am much happier with this one. The first one will not go to waste. It will either be made into something for No 3 son, whose school rugby nickname was P. Bear, or it can go on the back.

Linking to Quiet Play Linky

Irish Chain Quilt-A-Long Modern Patchwork Blocks

The Irish Chain Quilt-A-Long is well underway on Happy Quilting
This weeks blocks were done at the very last minute. It hasn't been a good week for me.

We put together our 2 sets of 4 patches this week into a block.
I have just noticed my blocks are not always exactly in line. I see a late night up realigning  the sashing in some of them. I was obviously in too much of a hurry to get them done.
Next clue  will be here in the morning when I turn on the computer.
Linking up on Happy Quilting

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along- Part 4

On to Part 4 of the Happy Quilting Irish Chain Twist Quilt Along with Melissa Corry. It isn't too late to join this Quilt Along. Each part is fairly quick so could be caught up with quickly. I gathered my fabric from my stash and only had to buy background. I am doing the Picnic size, so needed 5 1/2 yards of background fabrics. A quick trip to the fabric store and I was ready.

This part uses my aqua fabrics for the first time.  This was a very quick one, which Melissa calls Twists on Tradition Units.

Linking the photo to Melissa's post