Sunday, April 29, 2012

Quilt for Ben (attempt two)

So after the baby confusion, I finally set about making a baby boy quilt for Ben.  As really multi-age boy prints are thin on the ground, I opted for a pet themed charm pack with plenty of brown orange and blue.  He's totally going to get it BEFORE his first birthday.  Most likely....

It's a simple design, using a 5" charm back and a co-ordinating fabric cut into 5" squares.  It's a moda print with a spotted grey.  I'm going to do more on this later, but it's crazy trying to juggle projects!  Having joined the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild though, it's inspiration time to get some quilts (currently doing 4) finished.   How are your unfinished projects going?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A murder of quilts

What is the correct term for a great number of quilts? A pod? A flock? A....murder?

There has been a flurry of quilting activity around here, babies babies more babies and a big birthday for my own mother. The only possible gift? A very late quilt. It's okay as long ad it's finished before the next major birthday.

This is a slightly elaborate spinning wheel quilt, using the ruby charm packs and layer cakes by moda, and also a few metres of fabric from thr ruby moda range. It's been growing fairly organically, as it started with just one charm pack. Then it was just too small.
small quilt before being pinwheeled

So a layer cake was ordered.

The now medium sized quilt

But it was still too small. And it needed borders. AND there were still some 5" spinning wheels left.

The final size!  Still to be basted and bound