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Briar Rose: a completed quilt

I think I mentioned when I received this Briar Rose fabric by Heather Ross that I had Olivia helping me cut fat quarter bundles for the shop. She loved the fabric as much as I did and immediately wanted a quilt made, so I decided to make one for her 4th birthday.

I had purchased Kate Conlin Designs “Fussy Fairytales” quilt pattern a while ago and decided it was perfect for this fabric range. Each block was made from 2 fat quarters and I had a lot of fun deciding which prints went well together. The remainder of the fabrics were used in the floating squares in the border.

I hand quilted in the sashing and around the centre panel and also around each floating square using Perle cotton No. 8 in variagated pink.

The binding was made using leftover strips of Briar Rose which I machine stitched to the front then hand stitched to the back of the quilt.

I used the embroidery function on my sewing machine to make a personalised label. I have started to do this on all my quilts and hopefully this will last for years to come!

I took the quilt to the park this week to photograph as our backyard is in renovation mode. I wanted to get a picture of Olivia with her quilt but she was too busy climbing!

Thanks for reading along.

Aimee xx

Posy – a completed quilt!

It has been a while between posts – again:( But I have been sewing a few projects and I will try to blog about them all in the next few weeks.

This quilt was started by my 8 year old daughter. A couple of months back she announced she was bored so I asked her if she would like to sew something and we decided to sew a quilt for her friends birthday.  We chose a Posy charm pack by Aneela Hoey for Moda and paired it with a Moda Snow charm pack along with a few extra pieces from my stash.

 

I showed Talia how to sew half square triangles and she got the hang of it pretty quickly, although she also got boredd of this and guess who finished sewing the quilt?

 

Once all the half square triangles were sewn I played around with the layout and finally settled on a diamond pattern. After basting the quilt I decided to machine quilt it using techniques I learned from Angela Walters Craftsy class. I used a diamond pattern in the white diamonds and a curved pattern in the white zig zags. I left the printed areas free of quilting.

 

 

I then bound the edges with Saffron Craig’s Fairy Circles. I really love how this turned out – it is the perfect size for a childs lap quilt.

 

We delivered the quilt to the birthday girl last week and I have been told that she loves it and has slept with it every night since!

Thanks for reading along.

Aimee xx

Swoon: Completed!

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This week I finished sewing the binding on my Swoon quilt. I first started this quilt in March and it has taken me this long to complete it. I think piecing the blocks together were what took the longest – each of the 9 blocks took me 2 hours! I hand quilted around each block using [...]

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A little bit of sewing…..

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I have managed to do some sewing for my daughters in the last few weeks and I have finally convinced them to pose for some pictures for me! First I made them each a twirly skirt from Boo Designs. I let them choose the fabrics as I wanted to make sure they would wear them [...]

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Briar Rose by Heather Ross

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This week Heather Ross’s new fabric line Briar Rose was delivered. You can find it in store here. My younger daughter helped me cut fat quarter bundles ready for posting and quickly declared that she would like a quilt made of this and a matching doll quilt too! Its not hard to fall in love [...]

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WIP: Tula Pink City Sampler

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This week has flown by and I feel like I have not had a chance to do much sewing, so I was pleasantly surprised whilst editing pictures for this post that I had managed to complete 10 new blocks for the City Sampler sew along! I have taken pictures as I have completed each block [...]

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