Sunday, December 06, 2020

Mod Flowers Quilt

The Mod Flower Quilt. 
This is one of those quilts that started with an ice for just one block.  

And then I thought about making variations of the block.

I joined them together with the white background fabric into sections.
And ket making more variations until I had enough for a small quilt. 

I found the perfect Westalee ruler for quilting the quilt.  Cute little flowers that for perfectly with the blocks. 

This was such a fun quilt to make. It was nice to not have a plan and see where it went as I added blocks. 
I think a bigger version of this is definitely in my plans!

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Sunflower Quilt

Blogging has definitely taken a a back seat over the last two years since I have been back teaching, but I'm really missing being able to look back at things I've created and having a record of the quilts and the clothes that I have made. So I'm going to try (who knows how long it will last) blogging a little more. 

My Sunflower Quilt was finished last year, but when I checked today I realised I never blogged the finished quilt!
I loved making this quilt. Big blocks made from 16 fat quarters of Karen Lewis fabric in the best colours. 
I think this would look great any printed fabric or combination of solids.

Now off to finish reports and sort things for the end of the year so I can get to some summer sewing!

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Mod Flower Applique Quilt

My Mod Flower Applique Quilt is finished!! I have been slowly working away on this project for most of this year. Over the last couple of years I've really enjoyed having a slow stitching project on the go. Something I can pick up at night, if only for 20 minutes, while I watch something or talk to the girls.

I used a fat quarter bundle of Moda Solids for this quilt. Each block is a reverse appliqued flower which were then machine pieced together. 
Then I hand quilted each block with 2 strands of matching DMC embroidery thread, crosses for the backgrounds and centres and running stitch for the petals. It took forever, but it is totally worth it to get the amazing texture it creates.

 It is so exciting to see it finished, but I'm feeling a little lost without a slow stitching project. I have a few ideas for a new one, I just have to make a decision on which one to start!