Last week I brought a lovely vintage looking screen printed cotton throw from a local op shop. I knew instantly that I wanted to use it in a quilt for my bed. So I popped Dow to the local quilting shop and picked out a few pre-cut layer cakes to sew up a very quick and easy quilt top.
I then hand stitched the quilt together using some cotton. It took me a week to complete, it was very simple but I love the end result. It is gorgeous.
I purchased a bag of scrap fur pieces off Etsy the other day. It arrived on Friday and since then I’ve been stitching little furry creatures.
First I made this little monster for Noah. I just made up the pattern myself based on some inspiration found online.
And I just made this cute little hedgehog based on this pattern card by Ric-rac
I just substituted the fabric she suggested with some fluffy fur
What other fuzzy creatures should I make?
As promised here is a progress shot of Tahnee’s star quilt. I have since added another row and I just need to fill in a few missing diamonds around the edge and it will be ready for the boarder to be added and then quilting it all together.
I decided to go ahead and buy all the fabric I need for Seeahn’s quilt and Charlees quilt now so it’s all sitting there ready to go. I’ve decided seeahn will have a hexi quilt, just a mix of random fabrics in blue, green and purple tones (which is the opposite to her sisters yellows, inks and greens).
And for Charlee I have decided to tackle a scalloped quilt design (also known as clamshell) and I’ve chosen her favourite combo of pinks and yellows
The hand stitched paper pieced quilt for Jaylise is finally finished, and two weeks earlier than planned which is a bonus. I borrowed dannii’s sewing machine yesterday to machine quilt the laters together and finished it off.
I am in love with it and I can’t wait to give it to her.
I want one for myself now but unfortunately I have now started a trend and I have at least four more to make over the next few months for others.
I already have the fabric and templates ready for the next one which will be a star quilt.
It will be for one of the twins who’s birthday is in September, the other twin will be getting one too but I’m not sure of the design just yet. One quilt at a time…
My hexi quilt is coming along well. Almost half way there now and going strong. It seems like this is the latest craze in the crafty world because hexi quilts are popping up on heaps of other blogs I follow. I find it really relaxing to sit there stitching away.
I’m still not sure how I want to go about quilting once I get to that stage. I was going to look into getting it professionally machine quilted but I doubt the budget will stretch that far. So now I think I’ll just attempt to do it myself. I also occasionally toy with the idea of actually hand quilting but then I talk myself out of it… I do only have about three weeks to finish it after all.