Saturday, November 15, 2008

EB dolls quilt swap received!


I am a VERY lucky girl. I have received a beautiful dolls quilt (which I am going to put on the wall) from Helen as part of the doll quilt swap. Helen makes gorgeous quilts full of colour and I am thrilled to have one of my very own! Thanks Helen :)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I Robot

Here's the quilt I made for Joy (well, for Austy) for the EB Doll Quilt Swap II. It measures 16" x 16".

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sandi's EB Doll Quilt

Sandi still doesn't have a blog (taps foot impatiently!!), so here's the gorgeous doll quilt she made for me for the EB Doll Quilt Swap 2.

Thanks Sandi - I love the stars you've quilted into the blocks :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

Marina's Midwest Modern Quilt

Marina's Midwest Modern Quilt - made for my daughter's playgroup leader to thank her for the songs, stories and fun over the past 2 years.

Made from a Denyse Schmidt pattern, using mostly Amy Butler Midwestern Modern fabrics.

Quilt measures 41" x 44".

Friday, July 18, 2008

TR From Sandi

Seeing as though Sandi hasn't got a blog, thought I'd pop a photo in here. :) The colours in this are beautiful and the quilting of stars in each of the square blocks is stunning! Its lovely! Thanks Sandi, it has pride of place on my dining table.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Emma's TR peek and reveal

I made my Table runner for Natalie and was thrown out of my comfort zone into pinks and browns. Dipped in Chocolate was the result. Mostly strip-pieced, with lots of scribbles for calculations, and a lot of part-sewn seams, which I had to go back and finish later because I chose to join the blocks seamlessly. Fiddly, but worth-while.

The peek:
The reveal:
A close-up:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Natalie's TR sneak peak!

This is currently on it's way!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Helen's TR Sneek Peak!

All quilted and ready to pop the label on then pop in the post!

Monday, July 7, 2008

AJ's TR sneak peek!


I shopped around to get the right material...got home and found something better in my stash! It turned out rather Christmasy...hope my swapper doesn't mind! I'm quilting it now ready for posting on Friday!!

Who else is ready to post??

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sneak Peek of CuggleLuki's table runner

I already have this pic on my blog, but thought I would post it here too!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Milly-table runner sneak peek


As requested... I have to do a close up so as not to give away the whole thing... but at the same time I am not too sure I want you all seeing my rough as guts quilting LOL.


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Table Runner Patterns

Thought I'd help some of you out with some free on-line links if you are stuck for ideas...It seems that a few of us are already started...not me though...school holidays start in a week...plenty of time then!!

Sarah's Stars... I think that is what they are called..??

Twirling Table Runner

Moda Marbled Stars Table Runner - Finished Size: 15” x 33”

Gatherings Charms Squares Table Runner Pattern - Finished Size: 14” x 41”

Kylie's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? reds, woody and earthy tones
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? modern or country
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? rectangular, 6 seats, beech wood veneer, 1.5 metres long.
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? Whatever!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Natalie's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
Our dining room is quite brown: timber floors, timber slat blinds and our dining setting is a really dark chocolate timber too - so probably a combination of chocolate and pinks would suit both it and my style ;)

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
Our kitchen is quite modern with lots of stainless steel appliances, polished wood floors. I do love modern retro inspired prints too.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
Our table is extendable up to 12 seats but usually we have it closed up to fit 8 chairs, the table measures 1.9m x .9m and is rectangular

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Anything goes with me, I love it all!

Hope that helps!
Natalie

Monday, June 2, 2008

Leah's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? I like clear colours (not murky country types.) Fave combo - red with pale aqua and white.
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? beige. late 1980s. Ignore it completely.
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? we have an 8 seater - 80 inches long, 44 wide, but please don't worry about that - I use smaller runners as well as longer, and they look fine. It's mad eout of stained wood - a bit darker than pine.
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I like applique, but piecing is fine too. I like ricrac, and anything that withstands washing really. I would like my style to be like the Material Obsession stuff.

Sandi's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? It’s a family joke that if it is green I will want it. Not into pink or shabby chic. Can be bright or blue or creams or red.

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? Classic, painted creamy yellow with polished floorboards, white cabinets, antique dresser.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? Rectangle antique American oak with red velvet upholstery on chairs. Seats 6 but extends.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I prefer traditional piecing. Needs to be washable and able to survive kids.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

more from milly

Helen has already pasted my answers in for me... but I just realisedthat the pics in my latest blog entry has my kitchen as a backdrop! http://thetinwhistle.blogspot.com/ It is a kitchen dining area so the table is right next to the kitchen.

Bec's Answers for TABLE RUNNER SWAP

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting? My fav colour is green (not army green)
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country? Modernish, very neutral, needs a bit of colour.
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of? Regular 6 seater table (about 1.6m??) that extends to 8
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc? I am happy with whatever I get.

This is really exciting for me as we just got our new house and will be moving in when we get home at the start of July. It is very neutral colours and I will love whatever I get and it will have pride of place in the Kitchen/Dining as it will be the first new thing we get for the new house.

Bec

Milly's answers.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
I am pretty ecclectic I guess... lean towards blacks/whites, rainbows, 'dirty' vintage and retro. Thats a bit of an ecclectic mix. LOL. Just about the only think I dont like is 'country' style.

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
We live in an old 1930's house with a classic modern kitchen.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
We are in the market for a new dining squite actually. It will be a 6 seater something like the dark stained bjursta from Ikea.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Generally I like the piecing and quilting to speak for itself... but am pretty open to anything!

Helen's Answers for Table Runner Swap.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
I do have a weakness for brights. I am liking white fabric at the moment, don't know how practical that is for a table runner and two kids in the house though!

2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
Hasn't really got a style. At a pinch I'd say modern.

3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
Rectangle, recycled wood, not dark in colour, not baltic, just a medium brown. 6 chairs. I have a runner on there now that is 35 inches, thats a perfect size.

4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
Let the peicing and quilting speak for itself.

Adds Answers

1. Favourite colours: I like most colours, I am partial to Christmas Themes and I like the retro look too (Amy Butler kinda style).

2. Kitchen style: normal I think, cream tiled floor, wooden dining table, kids artwork on fridge, I have a decorative tin chook on the fridge and a few tins about for decoration.

3. Table: standard 6 seater, rectangle shaped, made from baltic coloured wood. It's next to a large buffet that holds my Willow Tree Figurines, and I have a burgandy chook wall hanging on the wall next to the dinig table.

4. Extras: Applique is fine, nothing lumpy thanks.

xx

AJ's Answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
Blues and purple at the moment - but christmas/easter theme ok too
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
None - DHA rented so anything goes really - We do have blue curtains at the moment though
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
6 seater, wooden, recycled timer, rectangle, - DH has measured and thinks about 30 inches would be the perfect size for a table runner on our table...i think it would be too short 40 inches maybe?? or something there abouts :P
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?
I like applique...but not a big fan of the others really...but if it looks good use it!!

Emma's answers

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting: I like most colours as long as they are not 'murky' and I use pinks and oranges in moderation.
2. Kitchen style: classic/modern country; rich wood tones
3. Table: seats 6 (68" long) or 8 when extended (85" long), oval shape, made of mahogany.
4. Extras: fine as long as they are washable and flat - but no yoyos please.

General - steer clear of vintage/retro, shabby chic and country styles, and I'm sure I'll love it!

Table Runner Swap Questions!!

Please answer these question to help out your swap partner make something wonderful.

1. Favourite colours in life and/or quilting?
2. Kitchen style - modern/vintage/retro/country?
3. Table size - number of chairs, shape, made of?
4. Extra's - do you want/like applique, ribbons, trims etc?


Quilted Table Runner Swap - Guidelines


Quilters 100% cotton is to be used, pre-washing fabrics is recommended

Runner is to be 'sandwiched' as per a quilt with backing and binding, wadding (or similar) is used in the middle

Runner is to be quilted in some fashion, either by machine or by hand or by knotting.

Size will be depending of the table size of your swapper....min length 30 inches (40-45 I think will work best on my 6 seater table)

Posting of Table Runners

Will be on or before the 11th of July.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dolls Quilt for the flickr swap.

I couldn't blog this as the lady recieving it was the organizer, so she knew she was getting me, so I had to be cryptic in my sneek peak posts do it was a suprise. I really enjoyed this swap.

Quilted Table Runner Swap - sign up

Are you interested in joining this swap?? You MUST be a member of EB and have some knowledge about quilting...if you new to quilting that's fine...just ask for help along the way.



You must agree to the following guidelines, including making note of your swap partner preferences, and of course posting by the due date!!



Sign ups will be until the 31st of May

You will recieve your partner by the 1st of June.

Posting of Table Runners will be on or before the 11th of July.



Please notify me if you need to make any changes, or pull out of the swap for what ever reasons...we will be able to juggle the names around so that everyone gets one. You just need to let me know.



To sign up for this swap please leave a comment on this blog post. It will be easier for me to track them that way. If you don't think I have your address, please PM me through EB.



Quilted Table Runner Swap - Guidelines


  • Quilters 100% cotton is to be used, pre-washing fabrics is recommended

  • Runner is to be 'sandwiched' as per a quilt with backing and binding, wadding (or similar) is used in the middle

  • Runner is to be quilted in some fashion, either by machine or by hand or by knotting.

  • Size will be depending of the table size of your swapper....min length 30 inches (40-45 I think will work best on my 6 seater table)
Questions to answer about yourhouse/kitchen/preferences will be posted soon

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

From Adds with love...!!



And i am soooo in love with this quilt....it is just perfect!! Thank you Adds!!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Four Seasons Quilt Swap - Spring

Here's the miniature quilt I made for the Four Seasons Quilt Swap spring round. I tried out lots of new techniques here, as well as more free motion quilting. Practice makes perfect they say - if only I had a lot more time to practise! I made it for the Quilting Pirate in the US and she said she loved it - I made it in her favourite colours, so that was a good start!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Lily's Disappearing 9-Patch

My first go at the D9P and I just love the result. It's destined for my second cousin Patrick, who's six weeks old.You can read about it and get links to a great tutorial on my blog :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mystery Quilt......Sewing Instructions 4

This is the final set of sewing instructions before laying out the quilt for its big reveal...

Feature Blocks
On the right hand side of 9 feaute blocks sew one hourglass block with the B (lighter) triangle against the feature print.



On the remaining 3 feature blocks sew a flying geese (goose??), again onto the right, with the B (lighter) triangle against the feature print.

Mini Pin-wheel blocks
To each side of the pin-wheel block add a flying geese. This time the flying geese are pointing in towards the pin-wheel.

A Summery of the pieces you have

  • 24 flying geese with wings (sqaures sewn on either end)
  • 8 pin-wheel blocks with flying geese attached to either side
  • 9 feature/hourglass blocks
  • 3 feature/flying geese blocks
  • 3 flying geese - not attached to anything
  • 4 dark squares - not attached to anything
  • 5 border strips of feautre fabric

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Mystery Quilt......Sewing Instructions 3

I've had some requests to slow down and some requests to get the next step ready....I'm really just doing them when I can fit them in!!!

So for my lovely WA friends here is the next bit....enjoy!

Mini Pin-Wheel Blocks

Take two of the DHF units and join them together with the light traingles at right angles to each other.

Then join two of these units together to make a mini pin-wheel block...not sure if this is the actual name....just what I call them!

This is may favourite block of the whole quilt...They look so cute and really make the quilt....in my opinion!! You'll end up with 8!


Sew a D square to each end of 24 flying geese.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Mystery Quilt......Sewing Instructions 2

CBC Unit (Flying Geese)

Attach a C triangle to one of the short sides of triangle B. Lay Triangle B right side up on the table with the right anlge pointing away form you. Lay C down on top with the right anlge clostest to you. You will be sewing along the bias of triangle C, so becareful not to stretch them.




Press seam towards dark colour.

Attach another C triangle to the other side. Again press seam towards dark colour.

Make 46 CBC (Flying Geese) Units

Links to
Sewing Instructions 1a
Sewing Instructions 1b

Mystery Quilt......Sewing Instructions 1b

Due to my other photos becoming red x's in the cutting post I'm posting these sewing instructions in smaller chunks...hoping to avoid the problem.

EB Unit
Join 18 E and B triangles together, to make a new triangle.Sew each pair exactly the same way ie the same colour on top each time.
Join two EB units together to make 9 hourglass blocks.

Mystery Quilt......Sewing Instructions 1a

These are the first set of instructions for the sewing of the pieces of the mystery quilt....ask any questions in the comments section.

GHF Unit
Sew triangles G and H together. Place the right angles together ontop of each other with H on top. Sew a 1/4 inch seam. Press seam to darker fabric. When opened out H will be on the right. Make 32 GH units.

Join a GH unit to an F triangle. Press seams towards the F triangle. Make 32 GHF units.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Kings Mystery

A Mystery Quilt designed by AJ

Anyone is welcome to join in. I will be posting instructions here and in my own blog. This quilt will have a feature fabric (light) that you can fussy cut the centre squares for and then 3 (2 x medium, 1 dark) contrasting fabrics....that makes interlocking blocks, that form a pattern and it will have a feature fabric border to finish off....and then binding in one of the medium fabrics....

Bear with me as I attempt to give you instructions for a mystery quilt...I like the idea of a mystery quilt but can never bring myself to make them as I want to make sure I like the quilt before I put time and effort into it! So I designed and made a mystery quilt of my own. I have given two examples of fabric here and here.

Any feature print will work well as the squares of this fabric are fairly large (6.5"). You can fussy cut them to get the best out of the fabric but you may need more fabric than instructed. Cutting instructions include seam allowances. I will be giving all the cutting instructions together. I used snap lock bags to store the pieces labeled with letters. Instructions are for rotary cutting and machine piecing. I will include pictures and diagram where needed. If something doesn't make sense please leave a comment on my blog and I will fix the problem or explain what I mean a little more.

FINISHED QUILT SIZE = 54" square (135cms)

Fabric Requirements
Use quilters fabric (42" wide)
Fabric 1 (feature print) = 52" (130cms) or 31" (80cms) if you don't mind a pieced border
Fabric 2 (light) = 30" (75cms)
Fabric 3 (medium) = 32" (85cms)
Fabric 4 (dark) = 30" (75cms)

Binding
You can use any of the fabrics to make the binding I recommend either Fabric 3 or 4. You will need 15" (40cms) for binding.

Cutting Instructions for all fabrics

Fabric 1
For Fabric 130 cm long
Cut down the lenght of the fabric (so there are no joins in the border)
4 x 3 1/2" strips. Put these aside for the border.
Cut two 6 1/2" strips Cross cut into 12 x 6 1/2" squares.

OR
For Fabric 80 cms long
Cut across the width of the fabric.
Cut 5 x 3 1/2" strips. Put aside for the border.
Cut two strips 6 1/2" wide. Cross cut into 6 1/2". Yeilding 12 x 6 1/2" squares (Remember you can fussy cut these if you like!).
Label as A




Fabric 2
Cut 3 strips 7 1/4" wide. Cross cut into 7 1/4" = yeilding 16 x 7 1/4" squares. Cut twice diagonally to make 64 quarter-square triangles.
Label as B



Fabric 3
Cut from the width of the Fabric
5 x 3 7/8" strips. Cross cut into 46 x 3 7/8" squares.
Cut each square once daigonally to make 92 half-sqaure triangles. Label as C

1 x 7 1/4" strip. Cross cut into 5 x 7 1/4" squares
Cut twice Diagonally to make 20 quater-square triangles (but you will only use 18 Label as E

Cut 1 x 4 1/4" strip.Cross cut into 8 x 4 1/4" squares. Cut each square twice diagonally to make 32 quater-squares traingles.
Label as H

Fabric 4
Cut from the width of the fabric
1 x 4 1/4" strip. Cross cut into 8 x 4 1/4" square. Cut twice diagonally to make 32 quater-square triangles
Label as G

2 x 3 7/8" strips. Cross cutinto 16 x 3 7/8" squares. DO NOT THROW AWAY THE EXTRA PIECE LEFTOVER IN THIS STRIP YOU NEED IT
Cut once diagonally to make 32 half-square triangles
Label as F

Cutting for these squares is tight so go right to the edge. You can cut the extra4 that you need from the remainder of the strip above.
4 x 3 1/2" strips. Cross cut into 48 squares. Cut 4 more squares from the extra pieces. Making a total of 52 x 3 1/2" squares
Label as D

Binding
Cut into 2 1/2" strips. You should get 6.

Sewing instructions will start on Sunday the 2nd of February...Please leave comments to let me know how you are going...or post updates in your blog!