So yes, one of my main inspirations for quilting has always been books. And one of my earliest loved books was "Scrap Quilts" by Judy Martin. My copy is well thumbed and has been a great resource for block patterns and scrappy quilt ideas over the years.
Where there's lots started... and even a few finishes!
Friday, 24 March 2023
from my bookshelf
Sunday, 19 March 2023
a mixed bunch of pics
Tuesday, 28 February 2023
strippy triangles quilt: on the design floor
Friday, 24 February 2023
a mashup of florals
I really love the simplicity of this block and the beauty of the fabrics, super happy they all ended up mixing together so well. It sure to brings out the sunshine in the spare bedroom!
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Friday, 3 February 2023
Going rogue (again) with mixing colour & pattern, and mainly thinking of a summertime vibe! Lots of pastels in purple & pink, soft white, blues, and green. I'm mixing up my fabrics too, mainly AMH, Kaffes, and a few Jennifer Paganelli fabrics.
*Update: I left my layout down on the 'design floor' for a day or so... just to be sure... to be sure... as I
wasn't happy with that lone dark plum/cranberry block in there.
Anyways, last weekend I tweaked things just a little by swopping in a blending block and then joined everything up together. And I'm super happy with it now!
Sunday, 29 January 2023
pink & green
I've decided to make the 'origins' quilt, it seems like a great stash buster to use up some of my fat quarters. This quilt has so many different looks based on your fabric pull and many are going for the cohesive pretty FQ bundle look, see here.
As you can probably guess, I'm using fabric from my stash for this one. It's a big 15 1/2" block quilt, where you shuffle your fabrics around into groups of 3 and then strip piece 3 different blocks from each bundle. Sew simple, sew fun!
Monday, 23 January 2023
a whole lotta one patch action
A Sunday afternoon's “I need to make something NOW” improv session all started with a quilt idea from missmake and a FQ bundle of Unruly Nature by @jenhewett.