Saturday, 29 September 2012

Hexy Amy Butler

It's the end of a long school term. I have been practising my FMQ but so far the results are so so bad, no photographic evidence exists! In between the FMQ I have taken to hand stitching hexies. It is the perfect way to unwind in the evening. I was inspired by Karyn's gorgeous hexy quilt, but in true Megan fashion I'm not too sure how these will end up yet.

Single Hexy flower

I am using Amy Butler 'Cameo' for these flowers - I unpicked a few and took some of the fabrics in the collection out because it started to look a bit dark. I'm not sure what I will use in between the flowers yet, so any suggestions gratefully received!

Hexy flowers

Saturday, 22 September 2012

A little Honey

At our last meeting of Monday Modern Quilters we swapped fabric scraps, then someone suggested making something out of the scraps before our next meeting as 'homework'. I was going to say challenge, but we're not really a competitive group!

In the swap I got some fabric off cuts that had already been sewn together in pieces about 5inches wide. I cut them back to 4 inch pieces and decided to make a cushion cover trying out Elizabeth Hartman's 'Honey' pattern from Modern Patchwork.

Honey pieces

In the book you cut WOF strips of fabric and sew the white on as a strip.  I chain pieced the strips onto scrap pieces before cutting them into triangles.

Little triangles

I think it will make quite a nice cushion when its all done. I am determined to try out some FMQ on this cushion - just need to practise on some scraps first. So, if I present this cushion completed sometime in the future and it has straight line quilting on it, be sure to tell me off!!

Honey cushion top

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Retro flowers quilt top finished!

Yeeeee - haaaaa!
Yep. That's a massive cheer from me! This took me ages to finish - I thought it may not ever happen. So many seams to match but the effect is great.

Retro flowers

Still a work in progress though...unless the magic quilting fairies turn up sometime soon! Linking up at Lee's:

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bee blocks for Jacqui

Our Monday Modern Quilt group are making stars this month for Jacqui. I loved making these blocks - the combination of linen and vintage sheets works perfectly.

Stars for Jacqui

Stars for Jacqui

I think this is going to be one of the most gorgeous quilt tops ever when it is done. Inspired choice Jacqui!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wednesday already!

I managed to get my Mendocino mini finished in time to take to our Monday Modern quilters meeting at the Little Craft Store. This month seemed very productive for some, you can see some pics here.

Mendocino mini

Just for Shelly, I have diligently sewn on one of my little labels. Monday ladies - following Karyn's lead, I purchased my labels here if you are interested.


I have had stern words with myself about my WIP situation. I am absolutely not and I mean NOT allowed to start anything new (not even Jacqui's bee block which I am very excited about) until all my retro flowers are done. I still have a few to go. So there is still plenty of this kind of thing to be done.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Smaller projects

This week I decided to work on a couple of smaller projects with the aim of actually finishing some of them. I have that common quilty problem of too many half done things piling up around me. This baby quilt top (40" square approx) just needed its border on. Tick. I have the back all ready to go and the binding cut, so I just need to apply myself to the task of quilting.

Star baby quilt

I also have had a little pile of Mendocino begging me for ages to make it into a mini. I love the whimsy of this fabric and the rich unusual colours. It is a bit of a work in progress as I have a limited amount of fabric and I don't want to waste a single scrap!

Mendocino mini