Monday, January 27, 2014

The First Daydream

The Australia Day long weekend, a busy one as the boyfriend is moving house and his mum is visiting from overseas. But there's always time for sewing. I've pieced the first three Daydream blocks, and I am totally in love with this quilt.

Simple piecing and large pieces are a winner, and the colours are divine. Luckily there is enlightened fabric leftover to make a quilt for myself.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Last year I stashed away a fat quarter bundle of Daydream, knowing I wanted to make a queen-sized quite, but just not sure what the perfect pattern was.

But I knew it the moment I saw it, and have been busily cutting lots of squares and rectangles.

I love the colours in this range, and some of the prints are just a little bit retro.

Not quite so exciting cutting 128 white squares however...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Wedding Quilt

A lovely friend of mine got married last weekend, and what better gift than a handmade quilt. The invitation specifically requested second hand, homemade or hand made presents, so a quilt with fabric scraps was absolutely perfect.

I dug out all the bits of Vintage Modern left from the 2012 BOM, then added any other bits of Bonnie and Camille fabric I has on hand. On the back I used the Ikea number print left over from my Scrappy Tripalong.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out, and both the bride and groom were very happy to receive it.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Star Blossoms

I managed to get two quilts finished up before the end of 2013, but I can only show you one for now. 

The lovely Star Blossoms, who took an hour per block to put together. Fabric is Marmalade from Bonnie and Camille.Quilting is a lazy loop-the-loop pattern.

I've already made a start on my first quilt of 2014; sneaky peeks to come soon!