Friday, June 16, 2017

Hearty Scraps

On to my June ufo: An 18" scrappy square with a heart in the middle started back in the early 2000's

This is what I'm starting with

My plan when I first got it out of the box was to turn it into a cushion, quick and easy finished in a day.

But oh no that would be far too simple.... after all I could kill 4 birds with one stone - 1. use up some of my scrap squares, 2. cut and use more scraps, 3. use a piece of fleece from my stash, 4. finish another ufo. So that's what I'm doing.

I'm going to make it to fit the size of the fleece piece so I don't finish with yet more scraps and I'm hopeful I can finish it from my stash.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Catching up, May UFO - Bargello Seasons: Summer

So I finally got the April ufo finished and quickly moved on to May.

This is another bargello from 2005, when I seem to have had a thing about bargello quilts. Again it was something I made with Quilt University. It is called Summer and is one of the class projects from Bargello Seasons now available at The Academy of Quilting, taught by the lovely Ruth Blanchet.

Here is is just out of the box its been stored in. Sorry this picture is a little dark, its the best one I have.

There wasn't much to do as it was layered up and ready for quilting. It got simple quick quilting just picking out a few of the contours and a couple of straight lines in the border. I added the pre-cut (by me in 2005) binding, a hanging sleeve, and a label and it was done.

Summer wall-hanging finished, (approximately 41" x 26")

All the bargello quilts are now finished, so where to hang them?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Scrap Attack - Finished

Finished the scrap QAYG (quilt as you go) quilt.I love how quickly these go together once you have enough blocks made. Though they do get a little unwieldy towards the end.

I chose to use a plane cream fabric for the sashing and binding, and the seam ripper is out. I'd stitched that row together the wrong way round. 

Its turned out to be quite a big quilt and in fact it measures approximately 80" x 64" which is much larger than I intended to make when I set out on the project, as I was thinking of making a lap quilt!

I love how the back turned out too.

Now it's finished I just need to get it to the local Project Linus rep for re-homing.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

April UFO - Ready to Quilt

All tacked and ready to quilt. 

The quilting is now well underway and I've thought of a name for it. I do like to give all my quilts names. It's called Ring a Ring o' Roses. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Still making April's UFO...

Oh dear I knew this one was going to take time.
I've unpicked and remade the centre with the correct blocks, so that's all good now.
The border blocks are sewn together and have been stitched onto the quilt.
I've made the pieced back, my favorite way to back quilts at the moment!
Cut the wadding to size.
Time to layer it up.

Although its not yet finished, and its now the 7th May, I'm reasonably happy with the progress. It is after all  much further on than it has been for the last several years!