Saturday 27 August 2022

make something from nothing

My scrappy 'Log Cabin' quilt top is finished - the front was made entirely from my scrap baskets and it's quite a mashup of lots of different prints. I love it, it's got a soft vibe happening in blues, pretty peaches & plums, with a hint of gold ... and I'm thinking now this quilt-to-be could blend in just about anywhere!

*fun collage compiled from pininterest pics

- a little late afternoon sunshine

Making something from nothing - yep, it's the best way to use up all those strips from your overflowing scrap basket, even the ones you think you can't part with!
After I've added in a few boho style embellishments, I'm going to experiment with different quilting techniques - some simple straight line machine quilting first up, and then some big stitch hand quilting to add more visual interest... watch this space!

Linking up with Wendy for this weekends 'peacock party' here
 with Alycia for 'Finished (or not) Friday' over here
and with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here

Tuesday 23 August 2022

and then there were twelve


It's quite liberating, 
sewing without stopping to think about having the traditional light & dark sides!

Thanks for stopping by, Linda

Sunday 21 August 2022

more log cabin love

This weekend I'm working on a simple scrappy log cabin in a restrained colour palette of gold, blues - of course - peach & plum. 

Some soft colours, some sweet florals, 
and lots of quilty memories from previous projects all wrapped up in these blocks.
It's the simple things, right?

Sharing my lastest project here for 'oh scrap' this weekend

Saturday 6 August 2022

log cabin in prints & plains


- on the design floor

- I've got a bundle of FQ solids that I've been trying to team up with my florals, 
sometimes blending, sometimes not so much!

There's quite a few things that I’ve really enjoyed about making these scrappy 14 1/2" log cabin blocks ... finding a few hidden treasures amongst the fabric strips & leftovers that I've used in other projects over the last couple of years ... love mixing up this scrappy combination from different designers & collections to make my quilt unique ... I’m super happy with the contrast of the multi-coloured prints vs the plains ... and finally, it feels great to finish a quilt top in a week!

Linking up with Cynthia for 'oh scrap' here
Until next time, Linda