Monday, 26 December 2016

Best five of 2016

I love a linky party and love the idea of picking my best five of 2016! No surprise at what is no1. It just has to be the silk quilt, six years in the making. Pattern from Pauline Ineson, How to make an heirloom quilt.  
 
No. 2 my Kaffe Fassett lone star quilt. The bright colours cheered me up after working on a dull quilt.
 

 
No.3 has to be the Sisters 10 from the books, Sisters samplers by Anne Marie Chany. Bold bright and beautiful, I love the symmetry of this.

 
No.4 has to be my mini quilt for my mini knitted doggie! 12x3 inch embroideries framed by happy 30s fabrics.
 

 
No.5 last but certainly not least will be my Christmas cathedral Windows cushion, complete with panda snowmen.
 

 
Linking too Best of 2016
 
 
 
 

Stitch gathering house quilt! Another FAL Q4 finish!

We are storming through the FALQ4 list!! This one went on the FALQ4 list LQ4 list because I really wanted to get it done and sent off to Siblings together. I was delighted when Jo asked me to take away some of the fabulous ticket 'house' blocks made for this years Stitchgathering.   
 
There was a lot of green in the house blocks so I bought some plain green fabric for sashing. A nice sunny yellow for corner stones and off we go!
 
 
Right that it's done and dusted ready to send off to siblings together and ticked off the FALQ4 list!

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Hexies, another FAL Q4 finish

This was an after thought to the FAL list for Q4 when I was tidying out the patchwork room I came across all these hexies flowers I made ages ago. I do love paper piecing but tendon and shoulder issues mean I can't really do too much hand stuff so I don't think I will be making any more of these.  
  Soooo let's use them up! Simple machine applique onto plain white fabric and we are good to go. 
 
I made the back from a Corie Dantini panel I won in a raffle plus some orphan blocks and pieces of frozen fabric I had left over.
This isn't big enough for a siblings together quilt but will make a lovely Linus one I think. 
 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Mini quilt for mini Bud

 
Another tick off the Q4 FAL list from here 
 
I bought this mini pattern when I was in Paducah two years ago, the stand was gorgeous lots of fun little retro quilts. I bought another one for a Scottie dog quilt to use up my 30s repro dog fabrics.
It need twelve little three inch square hand embroideries, for over a year now I have had two embroideries done and needed to get a wiggle on with the rest. Perfect for a FAL project!
I took it up when visiting my mam and got cracking, aided by a lovely cheering squad on Instagram.
 
 
 
 Pretty!
Here is the finished quilt, all ready to keep mini Bud nice and snug.
 
 
Mini Bud has quite a few quilts this is the Scottie dog one.
 
 
This one I made while I was sick, all hand sewn, couldn't do that now! This was when big Bud was still alive, wouldn't have been big enough for him!