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Quilts 2015

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

1.  Wonky Log Cabin

Front 



Back


Block


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.

4 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

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