Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dabbling with triangles

Time to upgrade my quilting skills a bit. This time around decided to dabble with triangles. Made my first few blocks with triangles. Enjoying the process so far however the cutting and stitching needs to be quite accurate to get it the perfect shape.

Sneak peak at my next quilt.

A quick sneak peak at my next quilt. The design is based off Elizabeth Hartman's Kitchen Window design. I put my Dena Design Kumari Garden fabric collection to use for this one. Made a few blocks already. Here are the first two.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

First baby rag quilt....

I finally decided to put my earlier flannel buy to good use and created a baby rag quilt. These are the pictures prior to washing to give the quilt a real ragged look. I have already pre-washed the flannel once before the start of the quilt with hot water so this time around the shrinkage will be to a minimum. Anyway I am still a newbie to quilting so I prewash and iron all my fabric. Yeah for enthusiasm!!

Quilt top

Close up

Quilt back

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year

Returned from a long break, haven't done much sewing but have certainly been scouting for fabric. Here is what I have amassed thus far.

Thanksgiving buys:

Half Moon Modern from Moda

Flannel and Fleece

Linen and Seersucker

New Zealand buys:

Maori print fabric

India buys: 
Embroidered cotton

Block print cotton

Tusser silk

Hand block printed cotton

Madras cotton

Hand block print with vegetable dyes

The complete stash