Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gypsy Wife Quilt

I really loved the pattern for the Gypsy Wife Quilt so was inspired to make it for myself.   I have used mainly Kaffe Fassett fabrics as they give the necessary splashy colours for the blocks.   I also love the asymmetry and modern look of the design.  The black and cream starry fabrics are not KF but they do give contrast to the wacky colour scheme.   Hope you like it.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

One-block wonder - take 2

I am completely hooked on making "one-block wonder" quilts and have just finished my second one.   Now I am itching to make another but I have other projects needing to be finished.   As soon as I have found some suitable fabric I will start another!
Here is my newly finished beauty - I really love it.

The original fabric

The finished quilt.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

One Block Wonder quilt.

During the last few weeks I have fallen in love with new-to-me techniques for making quilts.
The first was inspired by the book One-block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal.   To me it is magical that a fabric that once upon a time I might have totally dismissed can be changed into a work of art.
Anyway, here is my first attempt at a One-block Wonder quilt.   It still needs backing and quilting.

My new inspiration is a quilt called Shimmering Triangles, you can see it on Craftsy, by Jenny Bowker in Australia.   I will let you know how I get on with it.

My most recent inspiration is the Millefiori quilts book by Willyne Hammerstein.   I need to buy the book and the templates for this pattern, hopefully tomorrow at the Malvern Quilt Festival.   So exciting to start new projects.   I think this one will turn out to be another "labour of love" as it is all done  in the English Hand piecing method. Wish me luck.

Hopefully lots of photos to follow. 

Farmer's Wife Quilt - FINISHED

My Farmer's Wife Quilt is finished - after two years of intermittent hard work - 111 blocks, all hand-pieced and hand quilted, a true labour of love.   Yes, I am very happy it's finished and very happy with my quilt.   More photos will follow.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Kaffe Fassett quilt

I chose the pattern for this quilt from Kaffe Fassett's book - Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts.  It is really quite quick and easy to make.   I chose  Kaffe Fassett fabric with the larger motifs for the diamonds themselves and then chose fabric with smaller motifs for the sashing around each diamond.  The colours are stunning as you can see.   I love the fabric - it is not only stunning but beautiful quality.

As for my Farmer's Wife quilt - one block at a time - I am now up to block 70 - just need to upload the photos!