31 August 2016

Little Wishes Quilt Complete

I finished quilting another quilt top that I created last year.  Little Wishes was a scrap challenge by Pat Sloan



I went all in and created a whole quilt including a scrappy backing. 


It is 61" square and is double batting.


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Cheers,
Abby


29 August 2016

Mini Quilts Galore

August has been a busy month of mini quilt making. I love mini quilts. They are so fun to whip up and I love loading several projects at a time onto the long arm to quilt.  It feels so productive.

I made this mini for a swap that we did for a quilting retreat at the beginning of the month.  I chose to do a face the quilt instead of traditional binding. 

I made this quilt by downsizing the Windmill Quilt by Rashida Coleman-Hale. This was a gift for a friends birthday this month. 


I made a mini mini from some scraps. It is a 6" square that was included in a door prize for our quilt retreat. 

I made this awesome orange and grey mini when I was practicing how to make this fractured log cabins. This is another one for my mini wall. 


One of the ladies that was suppose to come on retreat with us could not make it so I sent her a little door prize package and included a mini of her own.  Seriously I might be addicted to minis. :)

I also pieced this two mini's this month but have not had time to quilt them up. They are just from scraps from other projects. 



I also received two minis at quilt retreat. They are a lovely addition to my mini wall.  The ladies know I love birds. I might of been found outside on occasions talking to the birds but they like a bit of a chat too. 

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Cheers, 
Abby 



26 August 2016

A Quilt for a Friend

A couple months ago a dear sewing friend moved from Brisbane to Sydney with her family. We have been meeting once a month with a group of ladies to chat and sew.  I was talking to one of the other ladies in the group and we decided that it would be lovely to give her a special quilt from all of us.  

Everyone in the group made a block or two and we were able to create a special lap quilt for her.  I choose the classic log cabin block and had the ladies make their blocks half grey and half aqua/blue/navy.  I LOVE how it all came together. 











I also quilted it and created a label from all of us to attach to the back.  I think the quilt ended up being 57" square.  One of the ladies in our little group created the binding and attached. It was truly a group project and it came together so nicely. 

I made a pillowcase to wrap it in to gift it. I never realized how easy they are and such a nice result. 



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Cheers, 

Abby 

10 July 2016

Countdown to Christmas Quilt Complete

I finished another quilt this week.  This is one of only two kits I have ever purchased but I love the fabric.  Funny enough the other kit is a christmas quilt too.  I pieced this back in December and finally had a chance to quilt and bind it this month.  




I did very simple quilting on this one which is a first for me.  Overlapping peaks in the middle section, cute row of presents in the black boarder and free hand trees in the outer boarder.  


I also made myself a Girlfriend Wallet. 

I picked up a glass water bottle this week and wanted to make a sleeve for it just in case I drop it.  Don't want to spend hours picking glass up.  I have been keeping some of my little practice quilting pieces and they were perfect for constructing a sleeve to protect the bottle. Such an easy project. 




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Cheers, 
Abby 

06 July 2016

Zodiac BOM - Gemini block

I completed the Gemini Block last week.  I am up to date so I am feeling really good about this quilt. 

The blocks look amazing together even with the one block having a placement issue.


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Cheers, 
Abby

03 July 2016

Lucky Stars 2013 Quilt Complete

This one has been done for a few weeks but I keep forgetting to get pictures taken. I love how this turned out. I used double blend batting so this is a very heavy quilt. It measures approx. 67" square.


 It is hard to see the quilting in the main picture so here are some close ups. 




 I pieced the backing with left over fabric from front and even had enough left to be able to make scrappy binding.



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Cheers,
Abby

29 June 2016

Lucky Stars Block 2014 - Work in progress

I am slowing working my way through all of my WIP.  I have managed to get three of my blocks for 2014 Lucky Stars Blocks complete.  I finished May, June and July. 



This is all that I have made so far.  Six more blocks to go and I have them pieces cut and ready to stitch. 



I also am working on a scrappy Christmas tree skirt.




Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 

Cheers, 
Abby