Sunday, 24 March 2019

Ten blocks, four projects

Back in early 2017 I made ten blocks from the Quilters Planner. I shrunk the original 12" patterns to 6" and used an orange rose print from Floral Garden by Chloe's Closet for Moda as my colour inspiration. But I only made 10 blocks - and at 6" each they weren't going to make a quilt no matter how much "neutral space" I added, so they have just sat in a box for the last two years. Last weekend I decided it was about time to do something with them. I set myself a bit of a challenge and within 24 hours I had four finished items:

An Open Wide zipper pouch - nice and large. I used the tutorial by Noodlehead to insert the zip, but the panels are a bit bigger than her pattern - 12" x 9". That used four of the blocks (two on each side). The lining is the leftovers from a duvet I used as quilt back over a year ago - it was the perfect green!

Two Speedy Vinyl Pouches using a recent pattern from Aneela Hoey. I made the large size from the pattern and they are perfect for holding EPP pieces. There will definitely be more of these in my future - I want to make the other sizes, but also adapt the pattern to make some even bigger ones. I can definitely recommend this pattern! I used the same duvet cover leftover to line it.

That sand dollar block is both my favourite and the one with the most work in it!

And the most impractically-coloured cushion I've ever made! By some miracle I had the same white fabric lying on my desk to add sashing! The back of the cushion was made using a leftover fat quarter of the original inspiration fabric, and this tutorial for inserting a zip. Jessica has claimed the cushion, but I guarantee it will not be white for long!

I have some more blocks from the Quilters Planner, but the full 12" in purple and teal, and a single bock in purple and peach. My next challenge will be to either use them or donate them...

1 comment:

Lin said...

Nice makes with your blocks Jennie. xx