Saturday, 7 April 2012

Central Park 4 Patch - Finished!

I made this quilt top way back in May last year believe it or not,  I fell in love with the Central Park prints the moment I saw them and purchased a fat quarter bundle of the pink colourway. 
I wanted a quilt design that would showcase the larger prints and when I saw this tutorial over at Clover & Violet I knew it would be ideal.
 I started to run short and had to improvise a couple of scrappy squares...
I chose this beautiful floral print for the back and boy was it hard to find a big enough piece! In the end it was good old Etsy to the rescue and over the ocean it came.  It looks so beautiful I may even love it more than the front!
After an audition between blue or yellow binding I went with the yellow and it looks so pretty and spring-like with the flowers and bright colours.  I took an age to sew the binding on, I machine sew it, then hand stitch the other side, and my hand sewing skills are pretty poor hence the delay!
If I remember correctly the quilt measures 37.5x49 inches, which is just right for me to snuggle under in the armchair of an evening!

I have since purchased oodles more Central Park in the orange, blue and green colourways which you may have seen my sampler blocks being worked in. It's one of those fabric lines that I seem to never tire of, it's so pretty.

I was ashamed to keep listing this quilt as a WIP simply for the binding and linked up with Amy's One Thing One Week Challenge and voila! All done!
I'm so proud I may also try and link up with Richard Quilts Link a Finish Friday (even though it's Saturday!)

Happy Easter everyone! xx

Thursday, 5 April 2012

A Happy Post Day

I had a naughty moment of spending the other day after seeing this block, so off to Etsy I went and the lovely shop of Emicraftinjapan came up trumps! I love it when envelopes are made to look pretty too, it had a very decorative tape and the cutest little fabric cup stuck on, which I have peeled off and saved.

And so the Kokka Milk Caps were mine, along with the cutest little bunnies hiding behind trees - well it is Easter after all! and a sample of a pink towny print - very sweet but doesn't go with anything else in my stash right now.

And from Prints to Polka Dots in the offcuts section, some Alexander Henry Home Sewing, a small square of Riley Blake Map - I have other prints from this collection but this one eluded me, a little bit is better than none, especially when it was only 34p!  And look... a little pack of 2.5" sqaure samples of  Riley Blake Sunny Skies thrown in, with a little note recommending coordinating Kona solids and threads!  What service!

Happy Happy :o)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Mario ? Block

A little bit of sewing whilst watching CSI last night got almost another block done for the Super Mario quilt, this time it's the ? block.
This block needs to be sashed in black which I'm running dangerously low on, so i may have to make some parts of other blocks while I await a fabric delivery.

I was browsing in good old Lidl yesterday and look what I found
A punch pliers set with 100 eyelets and 25 press studs for a bargain £3.99! Maybe now  I'll get to finish those change trays I started last year!

It's WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced, there's a fabulous linky party there so why not have a look?

Monday, 2 April 2012

April Already?!? Q1 roundup

Oh my, it's April already, time just flies!  Lets recap, what did Q1 bring?

Bella's Christening Gift - Sherbet Pips Quillow

HST Diamonds Quilt - this will hopefully become a wall hanging.

Lots of these minky ribbon blankies

A couple of iphone pouches
Sampler Blocks

And blocks for the Super Mario Quilt

 This is the latest one, sewn on Saturday, the pirhana flower.
So I'm not noticing any quilt finishes...must rectify that!

I am sleep deprived and couldn't get the mosaic maker thingy to work, so I apologise for the long, photo heavy post! And this being the case I have stayed away from all needles, scissors and other sharp objects today!

I'm linking up with The Small Blog Meet over at Lily's Quilts, albeit a day late!, it'll be my last time as I have 50 followers now,  YAY! so next time you'll find me on the Fresh Sewing Day linky instead!
And also Sew Chatty - Made With Love Link Up

I've also pledged to finish the binding on my central park 4 patch quilt over at Amy's Creative Side - One Thing, One Week Challenge - I'm hoping to be shamed into finishing it as attaching the binding is my least favourite bit!

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