18 February 2017

Carolyn Friedlander


I want to make a quilt for a friend for her 50th birthday. She loves Carolyn Friedlander so I thought the outhouse quilt made with Carolyn Friedlander fabric would be perfect. Here are the first six houses. They are paper pieced and look great but they take me an exceptionally long time to do!
I am going to make the layer cake pop pattern as well as I want to give her a lap quilt too. I briefly considered a lap quilt with the outhouse pattern and then I realised I am far too slow to even consider this.

11 February 2017

Layer Cake Pop

These are 4 blocks from the Fat Quarter Shops, layer cake pop. I love how they look when you put them together. I pulled the fabric for this from a layer cake of Kate Spains Latitude. This was a test to see if I should make one for a friend from some Carloyn Friedlander fabric. I think it will look great. I just need to buy some silver background fabric to start the new quilt.

01 February 2017

February goal

I have started making a sliced coin quiltalong quilt using all the Melba fabric. I had to modify the tutorial from Don't Call Me Betsy as I did not have fat quarters. I want to finish the flimsy by the end of the month.
It is a gift for Dave so I have to make it when he is not around. He is off to Bathurst this weekend so I should be able to get a lot done!
Linking to Elm Street Quilts OMG.

29 January 2017

shopping

I have tried two new Australian stores and am very impressed. I ordered fabric from one and a pattern from the other on a Sunday and received both within a week. This is very good as we live in a coastal town not a city.

 The first purchase was a layer cake from Cotton Factory. It is a Carolyn Friedlander Carikai layer cake. I will be using it to make outhouse for a friend.

I bought the Outhouse pattern from Clairs fabrics. I wanted the pattern instead of the PDF which I usually buy as it is paper piecing and I wanted to make sure I had the size exactly right with no printer modifications. A lovely bonus was two charm square size swatches of Carolyn Frienlander fabric. I have already used one in an outhouse!

I would recommend both of these shops to fellow Australians. The prices are very good for Australia (which is very expensive compared to the US) and the service is excellent.

One Monthly Goal

 I did it. I finished my goal for this month! I wanted to try this courthouse steps pattern and I find table runners are perfect for testing patterns. I would love a quilt using this. I am not sure what to pick for next month.



Linking to Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.


Elm Street Quilts




16 January 2017

New Projects instead of WIPs

 I have wanted to do the sliced coin quilt at Don't Call Me Betsy for a while now and have decided to make one using this fabric. It is strips of fabric about 8 inches wide so have to modify the coins. I have been reading a lot about finishing WIPs and printed off a page designed for listing them. I filled it with new projects I want to make instead. It was fun and this quilt is top of the list.

08 January 2017

Top done


Now I need to work out how to quilt it.