Show Case Friday 7

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I love blue, especially a denim blue and there is plenty of it in this fantastic quilt. I love the blue and red, they work so well together. This another wonderful example of strip quilting and off-centreing the strips.

This was a completed quilt donated to us from our wonderful donors in Wollongong. These ladies have been hard at work making quilts. Well done.

It is really nice to have ‘boys’ quilts in the mix. Effie and I have been talking and we really need to see if we can come up with more gender neutral or boy oriented quilts. It just seems easier to make girly quilts. Or maybe that is just me!

Let all be sew generous,

Suzanne

Show Case Friday 6

A charm square here and a charm square there, here a charm square  – well, you get the idea.

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Scrap charm squares are a wonderful thing, you can use up leftover fabric from a quilt you have already made, cut up fabrics you no longer think you will use, or cut up that fabric you just don’t like anymore and wondered why you bought it in the first place.

Any and every fabric fit together, there is no right or wrong, nothing is out of place and it is a great stash buster. I recommend having a stash busting session in your own quilting space on a regular basis.

I recently reorganised by quilting studio and pulled out any fabric from my stash that was smaller than a fat quarter, fabrics leftover from completed quilt tops and those fabrics that I don’t really like anymore and then cut them up into my scrap stash. I started with the biggest size I could fit on the fabric and worked my way down.

My scrap stash consists of 5″, 3 ½”, 2 ½ and 2″ squares. I also have scrap stash strips of 1½”, 2″ and 2 ½”. I find that these sizes are fairly versatile. One day soon I will post about my scrap stash system.

In the mean time enjoy this 5″ scrap stash quilt that came together so easily with all those squares already cut and ready to go.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne

Show Case Friday 5

Ladybugs are a little girls dream.

I love the turquoise and red colour combination on this beautiful completed quilt donated to us from a Wollongong quilting group. I just had to bring out my daughters ladybug to get a share of the photo action.

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This quilt is really soft and very cuddly, making it perfect as a snuggle. We love receiving completed quilts to pass onto the Children’s Hospital. Please feel free to send us any completed quilts – it really, really makes us happy as well as the kids who receive them.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne

Show Case Friday 4

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I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE..

Really, how cute is this quilt. These twelve beautiful I Spy blocks were  donated and Effie and I knew we had to do something cute with them. Effie does most of the piecing while I do the quilting and we draw straws for binding – no really, we do!!

Effie came up with this cute and simple quilt design that really shows of the wonky I Spy blocks. I think someone is going to have fun finding all the objects in each block.

Just recently both Effie and I have made our own design boards. What a difference it makes to the designing process. I have been putting orphan blocks up on the design and playing around with them until I get a design that looks good and piece it from the design board.

For my design board I used insulation foam board which I bought from Bunnings for $12.50 a sheet – I have three sheets at the moment and I have room for just one more. I covered them with a spare flannel sheet I had laying around and attached them to the wall with 3M Command Picture strips. Easy.

I have to say that I borrowed my neighbours recently painted black fence to show off the vibrant colours in this quilt.

Many thanks to our donors.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne