Sunday, 6 July 2014

Some new starts - cause I can!

As you can see from my previous post, I have been a very good girl and finished lots of things recently. I've also got a bit addicted to mini quilts, so what have I been playing with this week?

I showed you the first block of my nested church dash quilt - there will be nothing mini about this once I'm finished. I've put together another block and cut two more. I had some tension issues on my machine which led to partial unpicking once the whole was pieced, hence the slight wonkiness...

It's been ages since I bought the Tula Pink Modern Alphabet pattern, and finally I've made a start. My green solids were recently boosted by a little Instagram purchase from Lily's Quilts, so I went for it, but I'm doing it half size to make a mini quilt, rather than full size. I'm really looking forward to quilting this one.

Debbie has started a Post Card Quilt Along and I was totally up for using some of my texty fabrics. Unfortunately I have no "post card" picture fabric. Instead I went for Kona solids. I pieced this today and I know what I'd like to do for the quilting, but I'm not sure ability will meet expectations...

This afternoon I've cut some squares to make hexies so I can shamelessly copy Megan. I wasn't sure whether I loved her mini quilt because of the fabric or the technique. I pulled out some mini charm packs which would be perfect and I liked how it would look, but in the end it had to be my Architextures and Botanics fabrics!

My Tula Pink cushion is now sashed. I started quilting on my new machine, but I've unpicked it. I wasn't happy.

Did I mention a new machine? Oops. Yep - I bought a Brother NX2000 (The Laura Ashley one). I think it's going to take some getting use to.


dq said...

I have been loving all of the nested churn dash quilts I have seen online. Yours is no exception.

Debbie said...

Love your postcard quilt! I'm having one of my bees help me with a solid one - fun! And nice about your new machine. I have the brother QC1000. Not sure the differences but they look VERY similar! Enjoy!