Sunday, 29 August 2010

Fabric choices ....decisions, decisions

i've been looking at this Zig-Zag Quilt " for ages and then today suddenly felt inspired. i forgot how happy i feel when i get into the groove!!

step 1 - picking the fabric and toning colours - i decided on a red/orange/green theme as i wanted to use a chocolate background

Step 2 - picking the order of the zig zag colours

various ways - straight forward rainbow graduation to random

in the end i went for red in the middle and threw in vibrant green - just what took my fancy - and i'm really happy with the result

its just reminded me of my candy wrapper purses! - im obviously obsessed with zig zags!

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Saturday, 28 August 2010

favourite stitches

finished this quilt a couple of months ago

from my blue period - close up of some of the sample stitches/quilting

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i used some of the fabric to inspire the pattern of stitch

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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

liking the colours

small zip purse


time to spare ..playing with fabric
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Addition


enjoying the quilts.....

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Sunday, 1 August 2010

new idea for small squares

So I tried a new technique ...

...using interfacing to glue the inch squares together

Sewing the seams in one long seam once the small squares are fused...

... it's suggested that it's easier .. but I'm not so sure - I like the give in fabric to match the points of corners

i made a coaster ... but I don't think I'll try it again, I found it too bulky and not so easy to match..; :-(

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