Busy busy busy…

Things have been a little quiet in blog land but boy have they been busy in real life!

I had a big push in July to finish two quilts to take back to NSW when I went for a recent trip home.

The first one was a baby quilt which came together really fast.

 Ruby Quilt

Pattern : Made it up as I went

Fabric: Vintage Modern

Binding: Ruby

I had a lot of fun with the bunting. I ironed some vliesofix on the back of a few charm squares and then cut out triangles. Once I was happy with the positioning I ironed them in place. With my FMQ foot on the Bernina I stitched twice around each triangle then moved to the next one creating the linked bunting.

Bunting close up

As time was short and I wanted to take this quilt back with me when I visited I stuck with FMQ a stippling pattern and just quilted up to the edges on the triangle bunting.

The backing is from Vintage Modern and I am in love with it!

I had the little red and white scallop fabric in my stash and thought it would suit as binding and I love how it turned out!

backing and binding

The second quilt that I managed to finish I time for my visit home was a birthday gift for my auntie.

Pattern : Dream Big Camille Roskelly

Fabric: Kate Spain Terrain

Binding: Simply Colour V and Co

Backing: Green wideback print broken up by left over terrain and basic white.

Dream On

As long as I can remember my auntie has loved green and purple. Kate Spain’s fabric is just the perfect way to tie those two colours in with the bright and jewel tones.

This top took forever to put together but it was quite satisfying watching it grow. If you are going to make this top I recommend having the pieces set out in order somewhere out-of-the-way or at least some way to pack them up without losing the order. I had the pieces on my craft room floor for a few weeks and was constantly having to step around it. This did encourage me to work on it more often so it could get moved off the floor.

Over all I am pretty happy with the finished quilt. Initially I was worried that the green on the back was the wrong choice. Once it was broken up by the left over terrain and white I was satisfied that it wasnt too much.

Oh and I nearly forgot the binding! This mini jelly roll by V and Co was fantastic to use as I couldn’t pick one colour to use and it was already in my stash 🙂

binding

My Auntie absolutely loved the quilt and I think it will be well used in coming years.

Okay time to get off and finish a quilt that I am excited about but can’t show you yet!!

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