Friday, July 19, 2019

Wattle Skirt

The Wattle skirt by Megan Nielsen in Outback Wife barkcloth. The perfect fabric for this skirt. A great pattern - excellent instructions and quick to sew. 


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Foundation Pieced Orange Peel Blocks

I've been slowly working on these foundation pieced blocks over the last few months. I drew up this block in Electric Quilt based on the classic orange peel block and then pieced four of each before going them together with a little square in the middle. One more to go and they will be ready to sew into a quilt top. 






Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Foundation pieced Pineapple Blocks

I've been trying to find a little bit of time each week to try new things. Either a new technique, make a new quilt block or try a new sewing pattern. A few weeks ago I tried a wonky pineapple quilt block. I was not happy with it when I just tried making an improv one so I drew a few up in Electric Quilt (well 6 different blocks, I do go overboard sometimes) and this is the result. 
I used a stack of Heather Ross Kinder fabric and I love them! There will be more blocks, possible to make a lap quilt!



Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Elephant Lino Print

A little lino printing from a few weeks ago. A super simple design to practise using two colours.











Monday, July 08, 2019

Texture

I've been slowly working on this applique quilt since last year. I used some Hawaiian quilts as my inspiration and then drew it out in Electric Quilt so the blocks were symmetrical. I used just four Kona Solids - Silver, Jade Green, Chartreuse and Storm.
After I finished the top I knew I didn't want to machine quilt it, but hand quilting is not my thing so I decided to try some crosses in matching embroidery threads. I ended up using s threads of DMC which gives a fantastic texture. I did regret this idea a couple of times, I'm not the most patient person, but the texture was definitely worth all the time it took.
And yes before you ask, the back is a bit of a hot mess (ok a lot of one), but it's going to end up hanging on a wall so it doesn't bother me at all.