Friday, March 10, 2017


The Purple Quilt or Light Fantastic to give it its official name has been progressing well.

Here we have the border pieces laid out ready for piecing.

The quilt top went together like a dream, then I procrastinated about how to quilt it....
I prefer simple quick and easy quilting, I'm not a fan of doing stipple or any elaborate quilting. Not that the design I decided on is particularly quick, but it is easy and a simple design.
Inspiration finally struck whilst browsing through Angela Walters Shape by Shape book. I adapted one of the patterns she suggests for triangles, and I think it'll work well.

Here is part of it layered and marked up ready for the quilting. 

I am running a little behind as this one should have been finished by now, but I'm hoping to be able to catch up this month. I've found the March quilt, a small wall-hanging, which is ready for layering up and quilting, so if I don't procrastinate too long I will hopefully get back on track...

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February's Ufo - The Purple Quilt

So The Purple Quilt is on the list for February's Ufo. Again its one I've had on the go for some years. I'm using  Fabric Freedom's Light Fantastic range, and a pattern designed by Sally Ablett.

The bits are all cut:

 The blocks are going together beautifully:

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scrap Attack - update

The pile is growing:

The pile of strips doesn't seem to be reducing though!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Quilt as you go - Scrap Attack

One always seems to have lots of  bits of wadding leftover after any project. These bits are never quite big enough for another project, but too small to discard/recycle, and I positively hate joining wadding, frankly life's far too short for that, so they sit there in their own stash. Then there's the box/es of strips and fabric scraps  along with the ever growing fabric stash. A Quilt As You Go(Qayg) project is called for.

I've cut all the bits of wadding into either 8.5" or 7" squares, anything smaller went for recycling, one has to call a halt somewhere.

I've dug out some of the strips.

Decided to attack the stash and use some of my hand dyed fabrics for back of the blocks, which I've now cut to either 8.5" or 7", with leftovers becoming yet more strips/scraps.

and I'm ready to go...

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Hugs & Kisses - UFO January 2017

After much hard work, and just in time, I've finally finished Hugs & Kisses, January's UFO.

This is a terrible picture but its the best I could manage so it will have to do for now!

As you can see from the detail photos the quilting is very simple.

Quilting half an inch either side of the ditch of the blocks and then again on the outermost side of the middle section of the blocks. All done with a walking foot the half inch was chosen as that was the measurement from the edge of the foot to the needle, so no need for marking.

That's one UFO down and so on to February.....