Sunday, 12 April 2015

Triangle quilt

I have finally finished the mammoth job of making this kingsize quilt out of 800 triangles, a lot of them cut from men's shirts.

It was a huge job just cutting them all out, I used my Sizziz Big Shot die cutter as it makes each shape nice and accurate and you can cut up to 8 layers of fabric in one go!

I quilted it by sewing mother of pearl buttons on at regular intervals. I thought it looked good with the shirts.

Tomorrow it will go in the post to its new owner!

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Saturday, 11 April 2015

#e17arttrail quilting

I've been meaning to sew a medallion quilt for years. There's just something about them...

I had some unfinished paper pieced goodness sitting around as well as some ideas for using scraps to do some curved piecing and suddenly it dawned on me to merge the two and start a medallion quilt. I'm making this as one of my entries for the E17 Art Trail which runs 31/5 - 16/6 this year. It will be an amazing two weeks!

So here is the beginning after the finished paper pieced centre had been appliqu├ęd to a background fabric (don't you love that fabric?!)

I cut lots of tumbler blocks and drunkard's path blocks and used lots of newspaper and other text prints. I'm loving sewing the curved pieces on he drunkard's path blocks, a nice new challenge.

Here is what it looks like now:

And here is me stitching my curves, it's a real pleasure just sewing and fitting the curves under the needle without any pinning: