Jan from Sew and Sow Farm has five giveaways for five days. Yesterday was day one and the prize is Aurifiil thread; you can enter here. Today is lovely Moda Mirabelle from The Fat Quarter Shop and you can enter here. There are three more days to go and I wonder what prizes will be on offer! There are lots of ways to enter so good luck!
So what's on my design wall? My Mom was really taken with the Lazy Punk quilt I made and she wanted to make one of her own. The blocks are made so I'll help her out by stitching them together and then quilt it.
She frequently asked "does this go with this" and I told her not to worry. It will all work out in the end so she relaxed and just had fun with her fabrics. When she looked at the individual blocks some of them seemed really wild but when they are put together they calm down. A neutral sashing and cornerstones will also help. She has selected a small neutral print for the side setting triangles to finish the quilt. Hopefully I can get the top together in the next couple of days!
This quilt is entirely appliqued and there's no needle turn involved. I loved this block but didn't want to piece all of those curves so I thought about how I could make it quickly and easily. In September 2013 I drafted my pattern, cut my fabric and glued under the seam allowances and made the blocks which finish at 9". If you are interested here are the links to the different steps:
- Drafting the pattern
- Making the templates
- Cutting the fabric
- Preparing the components (glue basting - very quick)
- The block comes together
This is the Lazy Punk quilt that I made. The blocks were set on point.
My friend Babs was so inspired that she made one of her own. Rather than set her blocks on point she used a straight set. In addition she top stitched the propeller blades down so it was super fast, fabulous and fun!
That's it for today. Until I post again, happy sewing!