Monday, 29 April 2013

The Starburst Block

This month in our QCA Bee 2, Laura wants a Starburst block in charcoal, black and white prints, jade green and purple. 

I have to say that this wasn't the easiest block to make. They did come together quite quickly though

These blocks were made with a tutorial by Film In The Fridge and you can find it right here.

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Saturday, 27 April 2013


Would you believe me if I told you that I worked on the scrappy improv block quilt today? I decided this morning that those blocks have been languishing in the WIP basket for far too long so I pulled them out and turned them into a quilt top.

I'm so glad I did.

Just the two side borders to go and it's finished.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday Stash # 22

I thought that I might of been able to make today's post about the fabrics that I got from my sister but unfortunately, due to Master 3 being sick this weekend, that just couldn't happen. He is on the mend today though, which is great news.

However, I do have a few little additions to share this week. Thanks to my ever generous Mum, I am now the proud owner of this Architextures charm pack and charm pack of co-ordinating Kona solids. Eeek! I have had my eye on Architextures since it was released but I'm on a serious self imposed buying ban at the moment.

Apologies for the terrible phone pics.

Love them. Thanks Mum x

Linking up with Kate Quilts who is hosting today's Sunday Stash.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Sunday Stash # 21

With low volume quilts on my mind, I picked up this Noteworthy charm pack on sale from Fabric Buzz. It's no secret that I love Sweetwater fabrics and I have had my eye on this collection for awhile.

I have another gift to make this week so I stopped by my local quilt shop and picked up a few 15cm cuts of these. I will be able to show you the project later on in the week. 

My sister is doing a bit of downsizing and cleaning out at her place and asked me if I would like to go through and take some of her fabrics. Um, let me think, YES! I haven't had a chance to unpack all my goodies yet but I'm thinking that they may be the stars of next weeks Sunday Stash. 

Linking up with Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Lazy Saturday

Making a fabric covered baby wipes container for a gift. I love Prints Charming fabrics and this one is so beautifully soft.

I managed to do a bit of fabric shopping at my local quilt shop this morning, and had a parcel delivery this week, so come back tomorrow for Sunday Stash.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Low Volume

Last night I started cutting into my low volume fabric stash. I am planning to eventually make myself a queen size bed quilt with 5" squares. Because I have this quilt planned, it makes it hard for me to use any of my stash for anything else because I want to make sure I have enough for my quilt. 

This week I received my charms back from the Low Volume Charm Swap I participated in so I thought that I may as well start cutting what I needed from my own stash.

So far I have just cut 5" strips and will probably cut them into charms later down the track. This quilt is a way down my "to do" list yet but now I know exactly what I have left in low volume fabrics and I'm now free to use them in other projects.

Have you made, or do you plan to make, a low volume quilt?