Quilts 2015

I "fell into"  teaching quilting last year, so I made a few quilts to learn some techniques myself.

1.  Wonky Log Cabin




Close-up of back motif

Quilting - I quilting pictures into this quilt - snails, mushrooms, birds, frogs etc.  Hard to see but I thought would be fun to discover, if you were 5 and this was your quilt

 2.  Quick triangles baby quilt - The HSTs were made by sewing diagonally across 2 fat quarters facing together, for both diagonals and then cutting horizontally, vertically and diagonally to make 8 HSTs.

Oops, I can't find my photo of this one and now it is hanging up at work, so I will have to come back later and put it in.

3.  Half Square Triangles lap quilt - The HSTs were made by facing 2 squares together, sewing around all 4 sides of the square and then cutting diagonally in each direction.  The sides of the finished HSTs end up being on the bias.

I tried out some of the quilting stitches on my new machine for the quilting, but did not really like the effect.

 4.  Quilt as you go using scraps of 2 1/2 inch strips

 5.  Crazy 9 patch lap baby quilt

I quilted an all - over geometric design on this quilt.

I rounded the corners.

6.  Amy Butler In Stitches Doona Cover - ok, so not technically a quilt, but something that I have been wanting to make for a long time.  This looks much better in real life than these photographs suggest.  Definitely not as wrinkled as the photos.  The fabric is a cotton linen blend, which makes for a rather heavy doona cover.

7.  Improv log cabins.  This one has been in progress for about 3 years.  My daughter wanted a turquoise room and decided that this quilt would be a good match, so I got stuck in and finished it (well, almost finished...I still have to hand-stitch down the binding).

The entire quilt (front, back and bindings) is made from leftovers, either from other quilts, or bags or dressmaking.  For the back, I made some oversized blocks and joined them together.

This is the first time I have tried free motion quilting and I was very happy with the results.

8.  Ninja Quilt - This one was actually made this year, not 2015.  I quick quilt for my son's birthday.  I used the Lap of Luxe quilt as a guide, though my blocks are a bit bigger and I have an extra row of blocks.  I bought a fat quarter bundle of 16 fabrics and same yardage for the back and pale contrasts.  I had only ribbon scraps left over in the end.

I did make a quilt top for my bed, but I have not made  aback or sandwiched it yet, so that will have to wait for my next quilting round up post.


  1. Wow! That is a lot of quilts. All lovely. I love scrappy type quilts.

  2. I don't know how you do so much. There is a lot of work there and they are all gorgeous and individual. I love the little ninjas! I really want to make a quilt (no experience) out of scraps of my sewing and the quilt as you go one looks like the right one for me.... I'll put it on the list!

  3. EIGHT quilts! Eight lovely and very different quilts - you are amazing!!

  4. Wow! They are all lovely, too. That's a lot of work there.