We had quite a lot of snow over the weekend and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take some quilty snow photos!
I made this baby quilt – using the Snuggly Bricks tutorial at Polka Dot Chair – at the beginning of last year but only recently got around to quilting it. It has been sitting finished in the cupboard for a while waiting for a photo shoot.
The following photo made me smile when I discovered that the lion’s head and body matched up across the seam – a happy “accident”. The giraffe wasn’t so lucky…
The cute giraffe backing fabric is sale fabric I picked up from my local Spotlight store for $3 a metre some time ago. The piece wasn’t quite large enough so I supplemented it with some Riley Blake chevron fabric from my stash. The binding was made using leftover backing fabric from my first ever quilt.
I had a bit of a chuckle when I read a blog post this week about making baby quilts with no baby in sight! That is something I seem to always be doing but who can resist a small and quick project every once in a while?
It has been another slow week of sewing with little progress on my many other projects.
I did manage however to finish the remaining blocks of my Interlock Quilt and added borders to my Simply Colorful II charm squares quilt. I have also (finally) made a decision on fabrics for this year’s Meadow Mystery Quilt Along. I wanted to only use fabrics from my stash so requested a sneak peak of the pattern. I’ve tried to follow Cheryl’s fabric selection requirements but had to swap my D and E fabrics because I didn’t had enough of the white “Doodles” fabric. I’m hoping it will look ok.
- Fabric A – Robert Kaufman Quilter’s Linen in grass
- Fabric B – Moda Chic Neutrals in eggplant
- Fabric C – Various fabrics in black including Cotton & Steel, Riley Blake and Zen Chic
- Fabric D – Doodles by Sue Beevers for Northcott
- Fabric E – Shot cotton in grey
This will be an “un-mystery” quilt-along for me this year.
Leaving you with more snow photos (click on the photo to see a larger image),
AND Linking up to Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts, Let’s Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and NTT @ My Quilt Infatuation.