Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fishermans Pants Take #2

2010-12-03_hannahfishpants, originally uploaded by onechan.

It's been nearly four years since I made my last pair! I whipped these up in about an hour and a half today with both kids at preschool. Thankfully she likes them! The pattern is so-so, it needs adjusting at the back. Think I might have to make another pair, just to make sure. :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrap Quilt

2010-11-30_scrapquilt1, originally uploaded by onechan.

Scrap quilt I finished yesterday. It's backed with a bright orange cotton drill I found at After-A-Fasion. Not so happy with the quilting on this one, lots of places where I had to stop and start and it shows. :(

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Geometric Scrap Quilt

Nothing much to say about this one except that I made it in the same style as my previous scrap quilts and I think I've really found my quilting niche (thankyou, Ms Schmidt, for your divine inspiration!!). I found some black and white HST units that I'd made some time ago and then forgotten about, so I secreted them randomly within the design. I think they lend a really geometric feel to the quilt, hence the name!

I had made this with a specific person in mind but now it doesn't feel right. I have an unfinished quilt top that I think will be much more "her" style so I'll quilt that up next and save this one for the "right" recipient, whoever that may be...

geometric scrap quilt

geometric scrap quilt

geometric scrap quilt

geometric scrap quilt

And I LOVE my new labels!!:

geometric scrap quilt

Monday, August 30, 2010

Scrappy quilt for a new baby

My daughter's favourite pre-school teacher is going on leave next week to have her first baby, and I quilted like a mad woman to have this finished in time. (It ended up only taking me two days from start to finish!)

I improvised the piecing, backed it with an old cotton sheet I found at St Vinnie's, and it has a lovely soft cotton batting in the middle. I quilted it using random diagonal lines with my walking foot and self-bound the edges with the backing fabric (cheating, I know, but it works for me!).

I actually think this is my favourite quilt yet. Really found my mojo with this one.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Very, very pleased to be able to make this quilt...

About three years ago, close friends of ours lost a baby very late in the pregnancy. They named him Ryan and I made them a quilt to commemorate him.

I was absolutely thrilled to hear that last month they delivered a healthy baby boy, so I was delighted to be able to make this quilt for him!

Another quilt made entirely from scraps, the border is from an old doona cover and the backing is a lovely deep purple fitted sheet from Vinnie's. I had a lot of fun experimenting with different stitches while I was doing the quilting - how good does the zig zag look??!

Haven't given it to them yet because their little man has only just come home from hospital (he was a few weeks prem). Looking forward to delivering it in person!

Update: my friend loves the quilt, and uses it when out and about in the pram. She tells me that she is constantly being stopped in the street by little old ladies who want to know who made it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Virginia's quilt

virginia's quilt

Finally, after about six months of procrastinating, this quilt is done! Exactly what she asked for - a 3x4 configuration of plain squares alternating with double HST thingys (too tired to remember what they're called). Stitch-in-the-ditch quilting. Absolutely love how it turned out.

Here's a sideways shot:

virginia's quilt

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cheap and cheerful scrap quilt for a little lady!

So my friend had her baby 10 days early, so I really had to scramble to get this quilt finished to give it to her!

It's a true scrap quilt, no pattern, just slash and sew, used up all the little bits and pieces of fabric I already had leftover from other projects. I really enjoyed making this, everything just came together so perfectly - the piecing, the basting, the quilting and the binding. And she absolutely loves it.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Gorgeous simple baby boy quilt...

Just found out that my friend had another baby - her third boy! - so I whipped up this really gorgeous cot-sized quilt in about two days flat.

It was incredibly easy to put together, just 6x7 of 6.5" squares, all scraps. I love the little cars! I cut those out of a doona set I found at Vinnie's. Then I quilted it with diagonal lines using my walking foot. It's backed with one of our old cot sheets.

Oh and it looks a bit wrinkly because I washed it to get rid of the chalk where I drew in the diagonal lines before quilting it. :)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Quilt made from donated scraps - finally completed!

This quilt is finally finished!

My friend Siobhan had organised a bunch of friends to each donate scraps of fabric to go towards making a quilt for a friend's little girl.

Most of the fabric, I have to say, was completely unsuitable for quilting - including Japanese silk! - so there are some construction flaws in the quilting and binding, but overall pretty fab I must say! And done completely free of charge as well!

Here are some progress shots with Miss Three helping me baste, and the final product. It's backed with a vintage cotton sheet and made to fit a single bed.