Friday, September 25, 2015

My Hawaiian Modern Wedge

I am going to call this one my Hawaiian Modern Wedge because the green fabric came from Hawaii in 2013.

Vera Bradley has a shop in the Ala Moana Centre and we visited it several times to look at the nice bags. I don't think any of us bought a bag but I did buy this serviette, or napkin if you are American or posh, which I always knew would get cut up and used in a quilt.

The bee fabric has photographed a bit red. In real life, it's a nice dark magenta. And it's not spots or blue. Win.

I think I will make three - four more 'flowers' and then start to plan the background. I like the idea of a big quilt to go with these big, bright flowers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blue and Green Modern Wedges

Oh yeah, the addiction continues.

While these flowers are very blue and green (aka same old, same old), I am planning vibrant centres of pink, red and aqua!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

More Modern Wedges

I made sure I got the groceries bought and the school work done this morning, so this afternoon was free for making more modern wedges. I think I might be addicted!

And look - no spots!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Class with Kathy

I attended a Modern Wedge workshop with Kathy Doughty, of Material Obsession fame, at All Things Patchwork today. It's the first class with a 'famous' quilt maker I have attended and it was a good one to start with. It was a really informative, stress free and fun day.

I chose to begin Garden Party from Kathy's book - Making Quilts. We learnt about contrast during the first part of the morning so kept that in mind when choosing fabrics from the stacks we brought with us. It was great to have Kathy's guidance choosing fabrics, as I always default to same old, same old blue and green.

During the day I got three big flowers and one small flower made. I like them all lots. If I was forced to pic a fave it would be the pink and green one in the third photo.

At the moment I have a bit of a spot thing going on. I do love spots. However, in my next six fabric pairings only one involves spots.

If I had the opportunity to attend another class with Kathy, I definitely would.

Linda was also there. You should check out her story and pics.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sewing for Lucy

The dresses I made Lucy for Christmas are now mid thigh length tunics, so I thought it was time I did some new sewing for Lucy.

I used Townmouse's Isabella flutter sleeve top pattern and some fabric I bought at The Fabric Shop in Otara (formerly Designer Textile Outlet). Lucy has a thing for pink.

My most recent pattern purchase is Heidi and Finn's Cocoon Dress pattern. I am running out of days before her birthday at the end of September, so the Cocoon Dress may be a Christmas dress.

Monday, September 14, 2015

An Exhibition of Modern Quilts

Our Monday Modern is having an exhibition of our modern quilts at Alberton House. You should check it out.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Linen and Liberty - A Finish

The idea for this quilt came from Rachel @ Blue Mountain Daisy. I used the width of the fabric and bought 1.5 metres. So it measures about that. I did all the machine quilting first and then appliqued the freezer papered liberty circles.The binding is three different fabrics. The navy floral is my favourite fabric in the whole thing. I think this one is a keeper.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Forgotten Finish

I had this one wrapped for gifting and then remembered I had not photographed it. Anyway, I planned to gift it today but missed the recipient when she called into school this morning, so I brought it home, unwrapped it and photographed it complete with folds from being wrapped up for a while..

The pattern comes from Sujata Shah's book. It's my second quilt from her book and I have my eye on a third ... maybe that one will be a summer holiday project.

This one measures about 48 x 48 inches. All the fabrics came from the stash including the backing. Bonus.