Show Case Friday 16

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I am not a professional photographer 🙂

Scrap stash quilting is so much fun and you really don’t know how it is going to turn out until you are done.

I love cutting up my scraps into usable pieces, it makes quilts like this one so easy to make. I handed over some of my 5″ squares and then Effie cut up a whole lot of her own and then she put this quilt top together. It just works, no matter the colour or design of the squares – you gotta love that.

Thank you again to all our wonder donators – we would not be able to do this without your support.

Let’s all be sew generous.

Suzanne

 

 

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Show Case Friday 15

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I really like how this quilt came together. The blocks came in one donation and I really liked the way they looked together and wanted them to be in the one quilt. The only problem was that there was not enough blocks and fabrics to make a lap sized quilt. This is where a design wall or graph paper come in handy.

For this quilt I worked out where I wanted each piece to go and then ‘filled’ in the rest with negative space. I don’t know if you have ever done anything like that, but for me this was a first. Breaking up the quilt into sections and then filling in the space and then piecing it together. It was a great experience that really made me realise that I love ‘modern’ quilting. I still love traditional quilting – I am half way through The Farmer’s Wife quilt and have the book, templates and cd for Dear Jane, but something about more modern quilting just sits really well with me.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne

 

 

 

Show Case Friday 14

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Would you believe that this quilt is the result of two totally different donations both with three similar blocks in each? Well, its true.

These six blocks fit together so easily. A very quick and easy quilt to put together with some lashings and strips in the middle. We love easy and quick.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne

Show Case Friday 13

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When I received this quilt top as a donation I couldn’t believe it. This was simply an amazing quilt top, so much work had gone into it. Most of the blocks in this quilt are embroidered. Yes, you read that right embroidered.

I was a little nervous about quilting this top, as I had never quilted on top of embroidery before, let alone so much of it. In the end it wasn’t hard at all and I think it turned out well.

I want to again thank all our donors for the time they spend making these wonderful quilt tops and blocks. We wouldn’t be here without your support.

Let’s all be sew generous,

Suzanne