Monday, 20 March 2017

Leftover fabric plus stash fabric equals stunning quilt!

Do you remember this quilt top from last year?
http://www.magpiequilts.com/2016/05/top-finished.html

http://www.magpiequilts.com/2016/05/top-finished.html

It's back from being quilted by Marie at Blueberry Hill Quilts. And I love how it looks! The quilting always adds the extra little bit of texture.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/502228984/country-patchwork-quilt-lap-blanket-sofa
Country Star Quilt
 The centre is just an arrangement of 4-patch squares along with some 1/2 square triangles.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/502228984/country-patchwork-quilt-lap-blanket-sofa
Country Star Quilt
 The rose pink inner border was bought after the centre was pieced and the outside border fabric was pulled from my stash collection of fabrics.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/502228984/country-patchwork-quilt-lap-blanket-sofa
Country Star Quilt
 The final binding was chosen after the quilt came back from quilting. I had a green set aside, but it just didn't look right when all was said and done. A brown shade pulled from the border floral ended up as the binding around the outer edges.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/502228984/country-patchwork-quilt-lap-blanket-sofa
Country Star Quilt Detail
 The backing fabric is a plain muslin. It's a little stiff right now as I don't pre-wash any of my fabrics. It will soften and pucker up slightly after it's first wash and will be a cozy quilt that will last for years!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/502228984/country-patchwork-quilt-lap-blanket-sofa
Country Star Quilt Detail
 Do you have fabrics left from another project? Not sure if you have enough to make something? Try a few 4-patches and 1/2 square triangles and rearrange until you like them! Add coordinating fabrics from your stash! No pattern required!

--Ann

Friday, 10 March 2017

Wool applique Chickadee Circle

I am always game to try something new and wool applique is something I've been wanting to try for a long time. This little wool project was a kit & pattern I bought on Etsy in 2012 from a shop called Honey and Cloves.
 I love watching the birds outside my window and the birdfeeder is always filled with these cheerful little birds that stick around all winter long in Alberta.
 The colours of wool chosen for this pattern are just perfect. And the wool applique went together easily and was a great project to have beside me as I watched TV.

I finished it off with some little red buttons that were in my button jar. I'm pretty happy how it turned out and it has it's own pace on a little round table I have sitting by the easy chair in our house.

So, this is another finish off my UFO list and now I'm on the hunt for the next wool applique project!

--Ann

PS. Pattern can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/86914981/my-little-chickadees-wool-and-wool-felt