Monday, 26 March 2012

Three quilt tops in a week and other things...

On Saturday afternoon I completed my thrid quilt top in a week. Obviously all three have been in progress for a few months, they just all came together at the same time! After my Swoon (which you can see here) and my Oh My Stars Quilt (here) I finished a Jelly Roll quilt that I've been working on at a class at my LQS.

A dreadful photo....

I picked a Northcott Range Jelly Roll and then regretted picking the background fabric I did. On Friday evening I really wasn't keen on this quilt. On Saturday I added the sashing and it came to life. I like it a lot more now. These aren't my normal colours, but this is a Christmas present for a very dear family friend (unlike the cushion in my last post, this is a Christmas present for Christmas 2012 rather than a late present for Christmas 2011!).
Here are some close ups so try and show the prints.
The pattern is from More Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
Onto the other things....
I've joined my first ever swap hosted by Heidi (from Friday Night Sew In). It's an "anything you like" swap and I got the info about my partner today. I think there will be a couple of weeks thinking before I put needle to fabric - a deadline of 1st May for posting is plenty.
Today the linky party for the scrap attack Festival of Scrappiness opened. I linked up to the incubator quilt I made on Friday Night Sew In. As a relatively new quilter, my scrap stash is minimal, so there was plenty of "negative space" - I just hope it qualifies.... If you have some time check out some of the beautiful quilts that are on display.
Announced today was a Festival of Half Square Triangles over at Canoe Ridge Creations.

I love my HSTs (mother-in-law is developing a hatred of them rivalled only by my hatred of templates), so I will be following the blog hop and and having a think about something to make.
And finally, over at Love Affair with My Brother, Sunni has been having a Farmer's Wife in Your Life blog hop.

Farmer's Wife in Your Life

There have been some great ideas for using my favourite six-inch blocks in everyday things that aren't quilts. I've had an idea for something for a while and this was just the push I needed. It's not quite finished, but pop back on Wednesday (hopefully) for the full reveal.
I love all of these challenges - not only are there fantastic prizes on offer, but it makes me think outside of the box a bit, try new ideas and pushes me to finally do things I've been thinking about for ages...


Kim said...

wow you've been busy! I seem to have had no time for sewing in the last few weeks, or when I do have time I'm just too tired. Most frustrating! Will check out the HST festival, I happen to love HST's:)

Quilting In The Cold said...

You have been busy! All three quilts look fabulous