Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mini Quilt and a Travel Document Wallet

I have a lot of yardage but I have been playing with my scraps again this week.
It's such fun trying out new colour combinations and this is what I came up with.
I found this  tutorial to make a travel document wallet and made one for myself. The tutorial has pdf pattern sheets to download but for the instructions you need to refer to the Youtube video from "Frocks & Frolics" showing it each step on how to make it. It is very well done and simple to follow.
 This is the inside of the wallet.
 I used one of my many cute buttons.
I don't know how much more sewing I will be doing in the coming months as I have many plans to redo by garden. I have been clearing a large section but there is still a fair bit of preparation before new plants can be placed on the ground but I am excited.

But it's all worth the effort when I am rewarded with colour...

Friday, August 15, 2014

Disappearing Hourglass, Caswell Block and my garden

For sometime now I have been wanting to make the Disappearing Hourglass block.
I made this table runner for my friend Stan who has a birthday this week; I hope he likes it.

Finally finished another Caswell block and I have started another one.

In the past couple of days I sense a hint of  Spring. It is still very cold but when the sun is shinning and some of the plants in my garden like  the sweet pittosporum, daphnes, gardenias and even the daffodils are giving a beautiful fragrance  I can't help but feel a little exhilarated.
But these are my pride and joy camellias... 

Yesterday I took a photo of this gum tree in my backyard before sunset; I like the colour of the foliage as the last rays of the day's sun project on the tree.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Scrap Star Quilt and more...

I don't post as often as I once did because the projects I am working take a lot longer.
The Caswell blocks are hand-applique and they take a while to complete and also I can't stop playing with my scraps.
I am left now with a large box of small scraps but these are being put to good use.

I made another 38 mini-log cabin blocks to add to the quilt in progress. 

 I have quilted my Spring quilt which I pieced recently and loved the way it turned out.
 And this is another reason why the recent projects are taking quite a while to finish.
A lot of seams to join in all the blocks.  Each block comes from 'made up fabric' so it stands to reason that it takes a fair bit of time to complete each block.
And the other thing I noticed is that these quilts are bigger than what I intended them to be...

 But it's heaps of fun playing with all the scraps... wait until I play with the stash !
Actually I am waiting for this years mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter when I really get stuck into my stash and end up with lots of scraps too...

Are you going to participate in Bonnie's mystery later in the year ?


I am working with 2 projects at the moment, so I'll post again when I have at least some significant progress to share.