A mini quilt for the Quilter's Guild Modern Group challenge - equilateral triangles surprisingly enough! Just need to cut to size, add a small border, quilt and bind .... don't you love the way I say 'just'?!
Last week I saw a lovely quilt over at mary emmens and I immediately knew which fabric from my shelves I would use to make one up. These were the first fat 1/4s I ever purchased. I was living in New Zealand at the time and we've been back in the UK nearly 3 years now so that gives you some idea of how long they have been on my shelf! The problem, of course, is a NZ Christmas is warm and these colours are perfect but not quite so good for an English Christmas. I knew I had no fabric suitable for the sashing to pull them all together so I went looking. Whilst I liked the green it was too cold for this country and then luckily the lady in the shop pulled out the red one - perfect! Going to make it up to this pattern from Moda Bakeshop.
And then there's my Dog Gone Cute project! Did you know the Quilt-Along is in it's final week? Where has September gone ..... This week's free patterns can be find over here at Sew Fresh Quilts. I finally got going on this properly at the weekend. It's for my daughter's birthday so I have to keep it secret, which is no mean feat when you home educate aswell and want to steal away and do some sewing! My studio has the door closed and is out of bounds which feels weird but hopefully I'll get to the stage where I can fold it up and out of the way soon. In fact who am I kidding it has to be finished soon in time for her birthday.
I have to lay out each one before I start sewing to ensure that I have all the pieces - there certainly are a lot of pieces!
I marvel every time when all those little pieces come together just right - well maybe after a little unpicking by me - user error certainly no fault of the pattern!
In a bid to speed up the process I was trying to be organised and have everything cut and ready to sew. However, then I would get confused and still like to finish one block at a time.
There's going to be 11 dog blocks, a name, some hearts, some borders ..... well that's the plan at the moment.
Here are four little pups that I made on Sunday. x
I will be linking up to Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.