Showing posts with label quilts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilts. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Baby Kisses Quilt


I had so much fun making this little quilt. Firstly because it was pink and i just don't make enough pink things and secondly because I'm hedging my bets on a friend due with her first bub soon that it's going to be a girl!!! 

This quilt is based on the traditional Kansas dugout pattern. I've made it a bit simpler though by just working off a simple 8 inch square. I then cut a 4 inch triangle off opposite ends of the square and replaced it with white triangles made by cutting 4 inch squares and then halving them.

It was lots of fun laying out the colours on my living room floor. I think it looks like little interlocking kisses. Hence its name - Baby Kisses.

I used a total of 5 different pinks to make this (all from my existing stash)... hopefully this weekend I will get around to quilting it as the bub is due in 3 weeks!!

Have a lovely weekend with whatever creative projects you are working on!

Caity x

Thursday, 31 May 2012

T2 Baby Quilt


This week I started AND finished a quilt - always a great achievement in my books. This quilt is for a colleague at work who has recently had a little boy named Thomas - hence its name T2. It's a very simple pattern of blue, green and white squares and I was lucky enough to be able to use more of the left overs from my zig-zag/chevron quilt I made back here.

I did have to add a couple more blues, but this quilt was still made completely from my existing stash of fabrics. Oh - I lie - I did have to buy some blue gingham for the binding....

This makes a great little baby present and all up took about 5 hours to complete over a couple days which is pretty good for me.

To quilt it I just did simple straight line quilting across the squares. I don't bother marking these on the quilt - I just it by using my eye to guide me from point to point of each square. 

I also pinned this quilt before quilting this time - it seemed to work a lot better for me than hand tacking or even spray basting (which I do love but is so messy) and took a lot less time.

Caity x

Friday, 19 August 2011

'Busy' Wonky Log Cabin Quilt


I have never really tried a log cabin design before - well, apart from the needle case I made for Cath back here.  

I’m the first to admit I am not one for precision - my corners never seem to meet and I can start off with 2 squares exactly the same size and end up with an extra inch left over on one seam - how does that happen?

Anyway, I have been admiring the current trend of the ‘wonky’ block. It seems everything that was once rigid is now completely ‘in’ if it's ‘wonky’!

This is perfect for me for the reasons mentioned above, and so many I figured I better get in and make myself a wonky quilt while I can!

This quilt was therefore produced in THE most wonky fashion you could imagine.. but it was fun and therefore......

First wonky log cabin block!
 .... before I knew it the quilt top was finished!

Finished quilt top
For the backing I just used up scraps I had left over from the blocks -I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out and it was fun playing around with the scraps to try and make a geometric design for the backing.

I just did some very basic quilting on this one - straight-ish lines are my kinda thing!

Finally I bound this quilt in an aqua spot which looks really cute and complements the aqua already in the quilt.
Back of quilt
Finished! (PS. that's Em in the background holding up my quilt for me!)
A close up of the quilt top

Finished Dimensions: 150cm x 150cm

x Caity