Saturday, 30 July 2016

Summer Solstice - Flying Geese

The first week of sewing for Happy Quilting's new Quilt Along meant making flying geese. because I chose the make 16  of the 20 inch blocks, I had to sew 16 groups of 8 flying geese.
We used the No Waste method, which meant it went fairly quickly.
Here are my piles of geese in Tula Pink's lovely Eden line.

Linking up with the Happy Quilting fortnightly show of blocks

Brilliant Cluster- July One Block Wonder

This month's One Block Wonder  on Upstairs Hobby Room was a star block- Brilliant Cluster.
I love stars and so was very drawn to this block.
Unfortunately this month was very busy quilting-wise so I didn't have time for a full quilt.  I don't want to leave the work from the One Block Wonder finished at the end of each month, so always try to finish it on time, whatever I have decided to make.  I decided to  make a table mat for my mother from the block. She asked for bright and colourful.
This was the result. It is deliberately scrappy, with the fabrics coming from my scrap bins or stash fat quarters. The red star points were bonus triangles from stitch and flip corners on a quilt I made a couple of years ago.

Last month I was the lucky winner of the zips from zipit.  Jenny was really lovely to deal with as well as generous, and she has a great zip offering. I highly recommend her if you are looking for zips and friendly service. I asked for a selection of 22 inch zips, which is the size I use most often. Jenny sent me a wonderful rainbow of colour.

I am linking up to the monthly round-up of projects at Upstairs Hobby Room

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Solstice

The lovely Melissa from Happy Quilting is holding a quilt along. The first part (cutting) has been posted so there is still plenty  of time to join in.
I have chosen to do a 4 by 4 layout of 20 inch blocks.

I am currently trying to use some of my collection of fabrics, so chose to use  the lovely Eden line by Tula Pink. The hardest part was choosing 16 of the fabrics to use.

After 2 days of cutting I am finally finished. I know I will be pleased it is all done as we go along, but there was an awful lot to do.

Here are my cut piles. The squares of fabric in the front are one of each of the fabrics used.

I am linking up to Happy Quilting