Bright Box - Top
Things I learnt making this quilt top:
I like bright colours
I need to know more about my camera to get the colours right in a photo.
I get seams to match better when I eyeball them and don’t pin them.
Not to be too fussy about getting the seams to match.
I really like this pattern but …
I really do hate ironing!
I need to finish what I’m doing before starting something new.
(This has taken longer than I thought and I have other things I need to do!!!)
I can waste a whole day looking at a quilt.
I do more sewing when the weather is cooler or wet.
I cannot vacuum the lounge floor with a quilt laying on it!!
I really, really want a place where I can have a design wall, a cutting table, shelves for fabric, etc …
I Want A Sewing Room !!!!!
Good luck to Mark Webber in the British Grand Prix.
The Bright Box quilt top is progressing slowly.
I have still to sew half of the columns together.
Mind you I’ve sewn the first half about three times.
The seams are just not matching up!
After sewing and unpicking three times I give up.
It’s better to finish than be perfect
P.S. The quilt colours are more like the previous photos but thought this photo shows the progress even if it isn’t perfect
Half of Bright Box
It’s bright …
It’s fun …
It’s what I’m working on.
Yeah I know I’m suppose to be making some Mug Rugs for a friend.
I have the Mug Rugs cut out and ready to go but I’ve been hijacked.
I saw these colours all together when I moved my stash recently.
As the weather has been bright and sunny recently the fabrics called out to me
I had to make them into something!
Okay so it was also given me a reason to procrastinate about other things I need to do.
I really like this design and plan to use it again.
I’ve used the method described by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzmann in their book
One Block Wonders Cubed.
A's UK Quilt - Back
A's UK Quilt - Top
A’s UK quilt completed and delivered.
The patchwork on the top of the quilt certainly brightens his room.
But I like the colour contrasts in the patchwork back!
(The photo is of the single quilt on my double bed)
He seemed to genuinely like the quilt so I’m happy.
Now to finish Bali Squared – I need to order some wadding.
I’ve been filling in applications for jobs and that’s kept me busy.
Fingers-crossed that I get a job soon (or win Lotto.)
Yes the white lawn is hail.
A's UK Quilt
England is in a drought???
But it snowed on Snowdon (mountain in Wales) yesterday!!!
And there was a hailstorm in East London.
It just made me want to curl up under a quilt.
So that is what I did.
Mind you I was hand sewing the binding on A’s quilt.
And watching Formula 1 practice at the same time.
I’ll have the quilt finished by the end of the weekend.
Who knows when the weird weather will end.
What to do while waiting for the fabric you need.
Start another quilt!
I had a couple of Hoffman Bali Pops that were just sitting there – doing nothing!
So decided to take up the challenge of showing everyone their potential.
I wanted a design that was simple to cut and sew but showcased the fabrics.
So here’s the start of my quilt based on Boxed Squares by Mary Johnson.
Yes it’s finally made!
Not the best photo but will get some better ones later in the day.
If it doesn’t rain!
My F1 quilt is not only made but it will also be for sale.
(See my Etsy shop – click the link on the right.)
This is an original patchwork design inspired by the Red Bull Racing Team.
If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I’m a Mark Webber fan.
Here’s hoping he is the first to see the checkered flag in Monaco.
My goal for this week is to finish another UK quilt.
If the fabric arrives!
Nature has an amazing range of colours.
And sometime a mixture of the two!
Now to translate nature’s colours in to my quilt designs.
After nature give’s me back my health!
I’ve been laid low by a very bad case of hay fever!
My flat is clean (still to finish the bathroom.)
Furniture has been moved and a camp bed made up in the bedroom.
Lounge/dining room has been reorganised and tablecloth ironed!!!
Kitchen tidy and food ready for baking!
Yes I am about to have visitors (arriving tomorrow from New Zealand.)
Four people staying in my small flat and three more visitors tomorrow to greet them.
And rain is expected so I can’t take them to the local park!
P.S. Yeah I know the title should be
Picnic Patch needs to be renamed! Ideas gratefully accepted.
Remember the Batik Bali quilt.
It’s finished but it’s turned into the picnic quilt.
And the picnic quilt has turned into a sofa throw.
Batik Bali Front
Batik Bali Back
Batik Bali has been backed with the fabric I initially bought for the picnic quilt.
This backing is slightly thicker and heavier than the cotton I normally use.
Not as cuddly but better wearing, so more suited to a picnic quilt.
Why Batik Bali?
Because the fabrics used for the top of the quilt are from Hoffman Fabrics Bali Batiks range.
And the design is an adaptation of Tea Time in Bali by Larene Smith
Batik Bali is for sale in my Etsy store.