Saturday, 31 December 2011

Sunshine

Log cabin - lots of cabin, not so many logs
Inspiration: Alice from Red Pepper Quilts
Fabric: Fabricworm custom fat quarter bundle
Black and white daisies wide backing fabric from Quiltsmith (backing)
Count with Maisy Yellow Pebble Dots on Red from The Fat Quarter Shop (binding)
Mod green pod fabric bundle from Fabricworm
Fabrics:
Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solid Orange
Poppies Orchid
Daisies Sunflower
Posie Stripe Sunflower
Posies Sunflower
Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solid Marigold
Flutter Bunch Sunflower
Daisy Doodle Sunflower
Links Sunflower

Sunshine was for Niece-the-Elder for Christmas.

This rather sad effort is the only full length photo I got.

Sunshine
I love the backing fabric - a rather dramatic black and white print of daisies. Luckily there was just enough left on the bolt for what I needed.

Daisy, daisy
And the binding




The quilting largely follows the seam lines.

Close up of the quilting

I was inspired by RPQ's Alice, although with a very different colour pallete. However, once I'd made up both the log cabin blocks and the four patch blocks and started to think about putting them together, it started to feel like there might be just a bit too much going on. I think it's the brightness of the red and yellow, perhaps. (Alice is in  much calmer blues and greens.)


Anyway, instead of alternating the two styles of blocks, I split them into two quilts, alternating each with plain white squares.

The Other Half of Sunshine
This got me two quilts for the price of one (well, plus a whole lot of extra white solid and twice as much backing and binding fabric and all the extra work ...).


On the other hand, I did have some help.

Rosa assisting

The Other Half of Sunshine is on the bed in the spare room, meaning it's very occasionally for visitors and very frequently for the cats.

4 patch

Additional fabrics for the second quilt are:

Tiny flowers in Buttercup from Hawthorne Threads for the binding


and Ditzy Dots Orange wide backing fabric from Craft Depot






Monday, 19 December 2011

Breezy



Inspiration: Windy Days from SarahB Designs via Moda Bakeshop
Fabric: Fabricworm custom fat quarter bundle "Crisp Morning" (quilt top)
Blue and white spot wide backing fabric from Quiltsmith (backing)
Animal Party Too by Amy Schimler for Robert Kaufman from The Quilted Castle (binding)


Crisp morning fat quarter custom bundle


Fabrics:
Robert Kaufman Pimatex Basic Pin Dots Lime
Robert Kaufman Pure Organic Solid Chartreuse
Kokka Japan Sweet Fruits Granny Smith
Carolyn Gavin Spring Street, Spring Stripe Green
Suzanne Ultman Metro Cafe Mugs Bermuda
Alexander Henry In The Kitch, Rolling Hills Yellow
Kokka Japan, Sweet Fruits Blue
Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen Sunflower
Monaluna Circa 50 Starburst Pool (organic)
Suzanne Ultman Metro Cafe French Press Bermuda
Hello Kitty Dots Blue
Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen Teal


Half square triangles - lots and lots of half square triangles
Although I only used 8 fabrics, so I have a few FQs over.

Left overs from the pinwheels made into strips for one of the borders
Breezy is a bigger quilt than the original, achieved with a few more pinwheels and a lot of border.
Again, the laundry doubles for a design wall
Breezy is for Niece-the-Younger for Christmas.

I did take a full length photo, but can't believe I didn't check whether it was any good before I wrapped up the quilt. It isn't. Wonder if my sister can be prevailed upon to take a decent photo for me once it's unwrapped at the other end?


I'm especially happy with the fabric for the binding.

Binding and quilting

I love the spotted backing, but I'm not sure I made the best colour choice for this quilt - it's not really quite the right blue to match the colours on the front..

Spotted backing

Some actions shots of Thomas who provided assistance when I laid the sandwiched quilt out on the bed to try to decide how to quilt it.