Sunday, 29 June 2014

A New Project & '1 Xmas Item'

Some time back, well before I imagined that I would ever make a quilt, a Layer Cake came into my life, courtesy of a garage sale (Mum has an eagle eye!).... I had seen them online, but couldn't make sense of why anyone would deliberately buy fabrics already cut into pieces... ha ha little did I know, hey?!

Fast forward to now, & I have finally got around to making something with it... thanks to a great tutorial over at Samelia's Mum... it's called the "1 + 2 Quilt"...
 I cut my fabrics on Thursday night, & started sewing my blocks at patchwork & sewing group on Friday... somehow I managed to get 21 of 28 blocks fully sewn, in spite of stopping for coffee, chatting, lunch, chatting & more coffee! Well you can see how easy they are, they were perfect for doing at group.
 There are 4 blocks each of what you see above, & the layout alternates them with the remaining uncut layer cake squares.
The garage sale also yielded some co-ordinating fabrics; clearly they all were purchased with a plan in mind that never happened... so that's a score for me... I love these prints & I can't wait to get it all put together!
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My '1 Xmas Item A Month' for June is another stitchery for my Tis The Season wall hanging... 6 done & 7 to go... I'm really loving these little designs... thanks Narelle for hosting us!
This block is called "Christmas Joy".
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If you haven't seen it already, I hope you will take a moment to go & enjoy a look at Marina's breathtaking newly-finished quilt... pop over here... it's a feast for your eyes, I guarantee you!
My lovely blogging friend Maria has finished two beautiful quilts recently too, they are here.
I love to see the finished items of my blogging friends, somehow it inspires me to enjoy my own projects a little more.

Thank you ladies who gave me some wonderful food for thought in regards to the fabric dye/run issue... I have some thinking to do... looks like the salt idea will be worth trying...

Have A Great Week & Stay Safe xx

14 comments:

sunny said...

I'll always remember you telling me you weren't a quilter! LOL! THanks for sharing the eye candy from other blogs. I'm now following Marina.

Melody said...

Love your little stitchery. I agree Marina's quilt is amazing

KimM said...

Your stitching is so wonderful!!
hugs
xxx

Raewyn said...

Yes, I also remember hearing something about you not really being a quilter! You go girl! It looks like you are having fun with your bargain buy! I too get so much inspriation from what I see others making - and I agree Marina and Maria both have beautiful new quilts.

Susan said...

What a great find. It looks good in that pattern too. Love those TTS stitcheries.

Kim said...

Beautiful blocks and as always your stitching is amazing.

Fiona said...

another fun stitchery... you are keeping up well with that one... love the colours in your layer cake quilt....
Hugz

Christine M said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new quilt, Anthea. Lovely stitchery.

marina said...

those fabrics look so gorgeous with the white border.
Hope you are enjoying your new group.
thanks for sharing my enthusiasm for my new quilt x

Lin said...

Definitely a great find with all those fabrics and I love your little stitchery. xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your blocks are lovely, yummy fabric...and those stitcheries are so cute...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new quilt blocks look lovely, nice pattern. Love your Christmas block too! xx

Farm Gate Creations said...

Such a great find...and the 1+2 sounds like the perfect plan foe a layer cake.

KAYLEE said...

Looking forward to seeing your layer cake quilt completed Anthea. I have a layer cake in my stash which I purchased a couple of years back, now I know how I can use it..... The Christmas stitchery is lovely.

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