Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Japanese & Organic Fabrics

Have a bunch of different types of fabrics besides the regular quilting cotton, so decided to add a few Japanese & Organic fabrics to the mix. Here are are my recent buys from Fabricworm. Pricey but worth it. Don't know what I will do with it yet.

Monaluna collection

Monaluna Circa 52 bundle

Monaluna Taali bundle. I Just realized there are two of 'dotty' fat quarters in the bundle and missing the 'busy city' fat quarter. The good lady at Fabricworm has since then sent me the 'busy city' quarter. Good stuff.
Some organic scraps

Kokka Putti de Pomme

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fabric, fabric, fabric

I have been stashing away fabric for quilting and have been getting some weird looks from my husband. I will have to make him something to keep him from complaining. My more recent acquisitions.

Remix collection by Ann Kelle bought from fatquartershop

Some Amy Butler and Lotta Jansdotter. Bought from Fabricworld (LQS)

The entire Sweetwater collection from Moda. Ordered from fatquartershop

Some quality flannel by Amy Butler. Ordered from online fabric store.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quilt top completed

I don't know if it is just me but once I sense that a quilt top is coming together I cannot stop until it's finished. I have stayed up late into the night completing both my previous quilt tops and this one was no different. Last I looked at the clock it was 2.30 AM. It's such a rush that I cannot sleep unless it's done.

Arranged the blocks as I would I have liked them

Sewed late into the night and the quilt top came together.

A close up. When I arranged the blocks it looked too busy but with the sashing they were more spaced out it and the quilt started to take shape.

Neatly folded. I love the way it looks now. The linen really brings out the colours. In search of a good backing. I want to go with flannel.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Kitchen Window quilt progress

In the meantime quietly working away at my next quilt. Got most of the blocks made. Got some more to go. Been thinking about what to use for the backing, flannel perhaps.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Beyond the basics

Recently made this Sawtooth Star pattern from Elizabeth Hartman's book and my left over Joel Dewberry fabric. I did not use the method described in the book but put my angle rulers to use. I love that there is no waste of fabric, even small corners. It's not perfect but not bad for a first try. Hopefully the next time around its a bit more accurate.

Sawtooth Star

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flying Geese

After my last experiment with triangles I realized that a bit of fabric is wasted if the triangles are cut from rectangles so I set about trying to find a way to cut triangles without much fabric waste. A few clicks on Google and I found these.

The 'Easy Angle' and 'Companion Angle'. They are good quality and making flying geese or any triangle based pattern is a breeze. Best of all very little fabric is wasted. Chain piecing is the way to go. I made these in a matter of minutes. Love the country yet masculine look for these flying geese strips. 

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