22 June 2012

I love Minis

I love minis!!!I decided to test the City Harbour quilt from City Quilts by making a scaled down version. The measurements are about 2/3 of the original with 8 rows. The main reason I did this was to see if I like the Teal in it. Well I love the Teal and I love the mini so I now want to make every quilt in the book in mini. How cool would that be. I have all the rows sewn on the real size one, I just need to sew them all together. I think I will finish the mini first and see how the quilting looks.

It was very cloudy so I could only take photos in the lounge room on the blanket box. You could not see the whole thing so I took photos of each end.

15 June 2012

I have managed to get a little sewing time.I made three granny square blocks. I am not trimming them yet because who knows when I will finish enough and be ready to put them in a quilt.I am not good at scrappy so when I saw what Sewfantastic did with hers I had a brainwave. I would use black and white for the inside squares and a different colour for each block. I could not get a colour exactly like Kona Ash but I found a nice grey at lincraft. It is one of their quilters homespun and is really nice.

  I bought Rhani a new bed. A bean bag from the op shop. She loves it. Isn't she cute.

  I made something for gran. I can't show it as she reads my blog. Here is the back.

05 June 2012

Progress Report

I have been working on my City Harbor Quilt from the City Quilts. I love the quilt in the book and decided to make it exactly as Cherri made it. I have made the first set of rows and love how it looks. I am not sure about the teal blue colour in the next set of rows. It looks great in the book but it looks a lot greener to me in real life. I am going to make the whole row except that teal and then decide.

I have also got on the granny square band wagon. I am using some charm squares I have had for a while but want to use kona ash for the background and I do not have enough. I don't want to order anything online for a while as I need to reduce my stash so I might see if I can find something similar locally.I know I should have ironed the fabric but who knows how long it would take me to post this if I did that.