Thursday, May 31, 2018

Quilt #4

This flannel quilt was a kitand got stalled by the checkerboard border.
I somehow thought that i didn't have enough fabric without having to piece some squares .
Eventually I figured out that mistake, pieced the borders and found that they didn't fit, too long.
I couldn't just leave them as the next piced borders wouldnt fit. I tried again and this time they were too small.
I pulled them apart and checked the measurement after each seam. The problem was a combination of the flannel having a tendency to stretch and the 1/4 inch walking foot not being a 1/4 of an inch.
It all worked in the end and i was pleased with the result .

Quilt #3

This quilt was a kit from The Rushin Tailor in Skagway in Alaska. 
I free motion quilted leaves in the border.

The rest of the quilting was done with the walking foot.

This is the finished quilt,  twin sized.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Quilt #2

Now, this one really is an ugly quilt, but very very warm.
The top and the back are flannel and it has wool batting.
The fabric was left over from making nighties and pyjamas many years ago.
I made up the pattern as i went to try and use every scrap of the pink and blue flannel that i had.
As a warm quilt, it is very successful. 

Quilt #1

This quilt started as fabric  samples that were squared off to be 2 inches (1 1/2 inches finished ).
The alternate setting squares is fabric offcuts from a clothing factory. 
The top was not big enough and needed a border .
The paisley fabric was gifted to me, and on its own was one of the ugliest i had seen.
But one i put it with these scraps, i loved the outcome.


It has been a long time between posts, so i will start with my first catchup post.
These little pouches are a donation to the Victorian wildlife rescue service to be used for baby marsupials. 

The yarn for this scarf was a donation and the finished product was lovely and warm and donated to KOGO.

This scarf and hat were knitted for a friend of DS#1 who was from Queensland and freezing during officer training in Gippsland in winter.

Another scarf for KOGO.