Monday, 31 March 2014

Whirl Quilt Block

I thought Whirl would be nice in 4 colours rather than the two I had made it with.
So here's a little visual aid if you'd like to make one of your own.

Use your favorite way to make the flying geese in the size of your choice.


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Drawstring Pouch - Attempt 1

This didn't turn out quite they way it should have! I made it as a gift bag/ gift for a friend and almost didn't give it to her. I messed up on the fold where the drawstring should go. I also made the strings too short. So I ended up with only one string and a bag that doesn't open or close too easily. :( Live and learn I guess.

I did however use a French Seam on the inside which I think turned out nicely. And I did a little decorative stitching on the drawstring and the top of the bag. All this would have been perfect if I hadn't goofed on the drawstring flap. But I didn't have the time to rip it out and start over.

Next time I'll pay more attention.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Dancing Squares - Quilt Block

Make some blocks.
And Play! So many possibilities!

Make sure you trim your blocks to one size when you're done. Unless you're a jedi at piecing and your fabric doesn't stretch - trimming blocks is essential. I trimmed mine to 8.5".

See the quilt top here: Dancing Squares

Sunday, 2 March 2014

Dancing Squares - Baby Quilt Top

My fingers almost froze trying to take this picture! :)
I'll do better ones when it's not so cold out.

This baby quilt is made with Sandy Gervais' Snap Pop. I used one Charm Pack and 2 Candy Squares and a lot of Kona Snow!

It's a simple block and can be moved around to create different patterns.
I trimmed each block to measure 8.5" X 8.5" and used all 42 Charm Squares in a pack so it's a 6 X 7 layout. So the finished size will be 46" X 56".