Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, August 19, 2012

More Journal Covers and Baby Quilt

"...  A dream is a wish your heart makes..."

Wanted to use up fabrics from a pre-cut so made 3 more journal covers with ceramic buttons. I'll keep one for myself and the rest will be gifts.

Made this quilt for a recently born baby girl, to give to a fellow worker tomorrow. All the fabrics came from my stash.
It was a very quick project because all the cutting of the 5" squares were done on the GO Quilting cuter machine.

The technique I used was Disappearing Nine Patch.  The center square of the Nine Patch is the red fabrics on all the blocks with the 4 squares of the sashing fabrics on the same position in the block. Because the block is cut in the center to yield 4 separate blocks, there is no need to plan the fabric choices of the novelty prints on the Nine Patch block, so it;s a very fast quilt to put together.

I have a lot of novelty prints so it was fun to play with them again. Still plenty left for more projects.

What's growing in my garden...

Spring is coming soon although it will still be cool with rain and wind, I'm happy for the color.


Flowering Cherry...

Daffodils (/Narcissus)...

Friday, August 10, 2012

Journal Cover

This week I received my order of woven labels to sew onto my projects. I think they turned out really nice and I am going to get different ones from the same company Fantasy Labels.
This is the inside of the book/jourrnal cover I made this week showing the new label.

I made this journal cover for a lady at work as a gift...
I had these baby jelly rolls (1 1/2" strips) from another project I had done long time ago and along with some fabrics from my stash I sewed enough of them together into a piece big enough to cover the book.  Then I used some felt to make up the flower and a button from my collection.

 Would love to make some more of these covers but not sure if I can manage to find time this weekend.... 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Floral, pinwheel little quilt

I am enjoying using fabrics I have had for many years and coming up with projects that are quick and simple to make and yet look nice.  That is the case with this little quilt, that was made as a gift.

All the fabrics came from the leftovers of a large quilt I made using just floral prints and the majority of these were based on William Morris designs. One day I'll have to photograph that quilt and share it on the blog.


I have a couple of little projects I want to work on this coming week but it all depends how busy or how tired I get after work...
Happy quilting to you all !