Wednesday, 31 October 2018

6 and 6 + October update

Yay I have another finish!!!
My version of the Value Proposition Quilt.



This quilt was designed by Karen and she held a quilt along on her Faeries and Fibres blog. I wanted to make this quilt for the gorgeous border fabric and to learn more about using light, medium and dark values. Every fortnight Karen would post a map and a recipe, her black and white photos were a great help too.



















The quilt has 18 rosettes and 4 half rosettes (or blocks).


I didn't have enough of the gorgeous Winterthur border fabric so I designed my own cornerstone blocks using colours from the border.





I used a Jo Morton stripe that seems to match perfectly.


I'm glad I used my sister's suggestion of using the fabric from old doona cover that mum had. You can see the beautiful quilting by Katrina inspired by Kyle's version of Di Ford's Route 66.


A post wouldn't be complete without Maggie in it.



'Til next time
Carole

Monday, 15 October 2018

Dearest Boy compass and basket block

Here are my two latest blocks for Dearest Lavender, the compass block...


... and the postage stamp baskets that I drafted up myself. 






I'm really happy with how these blocks turned out.

Be sure to check out the progress on the Dearest Boy quilt sew-along by: Karen Cathy Julie & Doreen

Til next time
Carole



Tuesday, 9 October 2018

6 and 6 + September update

Yay!!! - I have a finish for September, my modified version of Lisa Bongean's Words to Live By.
I'll just let the pictures do the talking...













The beautiful quilting is by the very talented Katrina

I'm very happy to have finished four quilts this year, which I think is some kind of record for me! I might even have another one by the end of October:


I've missed Meredithe's linkup for September but you can still the progress of other bloggers.

'Til next time
Carole

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Dearest Boy update

I'm afraid I'm still running behind but I've actually been looking forward to making the compass block for Dearest Lavender as I enjoy hand piecing this type of block.

Dearest Boy Block 2E by Jean Cerbone
When I looked at Cathy, Julie and Karen's blocks this morning I was thinking the block looked familiar and then I remembered that I'd made a very similar block twice before in my Antique Wedding Sampler quilts (yes, I've made two!!) designed by Di Ford.


Antique Wedding Sampler (Revisited) designed by Di Ford Block #22

Luckily I'd kept the templates and even have a window to fussy cut the long points so I'm already to go...


...but I still need to finish piecing my postage stamp baskets for Block 2D which are cut out and ready to sew.



Til next time
Carole