Tuesday, 20 December 2011

What is it with me and stars?

Quilting activity in this household has been extremely low key..nothing to do with Christmas (we have not even bought a tree yet...our excuse? Isabella is too young to notice/be upset by the lack of Christmas tree/spirit)...more to do with a nasty little bug that Isabella brought home after playgroup where they had already got into the Christmassy spirit of sharing everything including your germs and bugs!!!

Anyway, I decided to make some stars after joining this quilt along: 
Oh My Stars! (A Quilt-Along)

The instructions that Sheila of 'Thought & Found' blog has posted are brilliant. I followed her instructions for making flying geese (I always use a specialist ruler for geese) and they have worked out brilliantly! 
Here is what I have made so far:

I must change the date on my camera!!!!
The background fabric is a solid dark blue and the stars are (need I say it?) Kaffe Fassett. Not sure how this will all come together but I am loving these bright stars!

                                                             Amelie x

Monday, 5 December 2011

Plus Quilt

ahhhhhhh....a bit of sunshine in a grey day...or should I be putting my sunglasses on? !!!!
Another pregnancy quilt that has just been finished!!!!

This one was based on a brilliant tutorial by Jeni. Her blog is 'In Color Order' and the tutorial can be found here: http://incolororder.blogspot.com/2010/09/plus-quilt-tutorial.html

I have used Lecien Flower Sugar fabrics (I am too ashamed to admit to how much of this fabric I bought when it came out!!! ;-) ) and how much I have hoarded in the depths of my cupboards! It just made me smile and smile and smile every time I looked at it!

It is an easy quilt to make provided you have the space to plan it and lay it out before sewing...if you miss a square..well, you will be in doodoo land! It took me ages to fathom out what goes where especially as my design wall was too small and squares kept falling off!

I think I will go and get my sunglasses!!!

Amelie x

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