Popping in to share an update on my latest quilting project.
I started this project with 23 mens business shirts. I used the sleeves of 20 shirts to make 1/2 square triangle blocks. I have used approximately 2/3 of them to make these 16 blocks. I then used 8 shirt backs to back these blocks in quilt as you go style. The next step is to make the sashing and join the blocks.
The batting is 100% cotton not large enough for a quilt without joining so perfect for this style of quilting.
This is a 9 block HST (Half Square Triangle) Quilt once again with white sashing, backing is cream with all over grey star pattern and finished with mint binding.
I completed this quilt pretty quickly from start to delivery. It took me less than a week and I worked 3 full days in my day job. The lack of after school/sport committments has made a difference in the volume of washing alone!
This quilt may look familar to some. My friend asked me to make the same as this one here
What a difference colour can make!
I played the equivalent of yarn chicken with the binding. I had 0.5cm left!
I hope you and yours continue to be safe and well.
These are HST made using the Missouri Star Quilt method beginning with 2 x 5″ squares, sewn around the outer 4 edges and cut into triangles – like sandwiches! Opened, pressed and layout in desired patterns, re-sewn into blocks and then white cotton sashing. The back is the same yellow as the binding. I quilted in the ditch around the main blocks.
I have a goal to learn/be confident to do more than quilt in the ditch one day! I think I’ll save that for a quilt I’m making for me though. This quilt is going to a friend for her to gift. I have a few more quilts on the to do list – another for the same friend and 2 for Ms E’s friends. Ms A has also put in a request for a new quilt (cough cough some time ago!) and I can’t forget the shirts, denium jeans and off cuts from DFG I have been putting aside for more charity quilts.
On another note I hope you are well and continue to be. It seems over night some people have lost their sense! When you have a family of 6 plus the extra friends you do look like you are stock piling food just doing a regular shop! – we often have 2 trolleys, a farmer’s market run and a mid week top up as well. I know I’m not alone I overheard another mum justifying her trolley of food this morning.
Popping in to share a new sewing addition to my craft space.
Hubby and my son made me a quilting design wall which also doubles as a white board!
Simple construction a left over piece of pin board fabric hubby came across permanently adhered to the back of a piece of whiteboard purchased for a few dollars at Bunnings. Pin board one side whiteboard the other! Finished size approximately 122 x 148 cm. Perfect for most projects.
It’s not fancy but it is saving me from getting on my knees as much and I can see my quilt blocks as I piece them together.
This is a HST (half square triangle) WIP baby quilt for a friend. My friend now lives the other side of the city to me so we don’t get the opportunity to catch up daily like we use to when we were waiting for our kiddos in the school yard (you know just a few years ago 😉 ) Anyway she did ask me to make her 2 quilts a little while ago. Yes I said no problem first one to be finished in March. Great I said heaps of time! When I recently caught up with her she let me know the bub this quilt is for has arrived! Oh no! You said March. Yes was her response it is March next week! So guess what I am doing for as much of this weekend as I can!
I’ll come back soon (fingers crossed) with a finished quilt to share. Only sashing, maybe a border or two, quilt to backing & batting and bind. Not much to do!
Enjoy your weekend Thanks for stopping Cheers Vicki