Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Monday, May 30, 2016

Modern Dresden and other little projects

Here is my latest quilt top !
 It started with the centre block which was going to be a cushion.  The circle flowers, the bird and part of the leaves are made from wool.
Most of the quilt was machine pieced.
 I have been going over a box of orphan blocks and leftover bits and found some  wool applique pieces which fit with the entire design.
 To tie in the Dresden plates and cover the centres I also used wool.
 The idea was to just pick up lots of bright fabrics and high contrast and go for it !
 Nothing was planned, not even the background fabrics.
  My daughter was going to throw away these picture frames so I made these 2 mini blocks.
 And finally here is our baby Penny.  I got her for my daughter but she hangs out with me a lot of the time... sometimes slows me down with my sewing but how can we resist this little cute face ?

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mini Quilt and New Rulers

I love making mini quilts and playing with scraps is even more fun.
So here is my latest project.

 I also need to practice a lot more with my machine quilting...
 I came across  Robin Ruth Rulers which allows me to make Mariner's Compass blocks from strips.  There are very clear instructions on Youtube so here is the test block I made.
The blocks can be made in 16 sizes from 6" - 36" using the exact same process.
I will be making a lot more blocks in the future.
 Another ruler that I have been wanting to buy for a very long time is Deb Hunter Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Ruler. 
 Here is my block using that ruler.
I will make a full size quilt at some point....
Although it doesn't look like I have been doing a lot, I actually am working on a Bonnie Hunter quilt but won't post until the top is complete.

I also been using up more of my tiny scraps to make more Log Cabin blogs (4 1/2") and adding it to a quilt I started years ago. I'll just keep going until I have had enough.

I also played with another of my rulers I have had for several years but all that will be for another post.