I purchased these lovely fabrics from Fine French Linen Australia. They are from the Mas d’Ouvan Range of quilting fabrics, produced in France. They were ideal for creating soft ‘french style’ summer quilts for 2 single beds. As I had purchased them in a fat quarter bundle this quilt design made it easy to display the beautiful patterns in large squares and rectangles, keeping the large floral designs as a feature. I love how the blues and beiges blend so well together. It is very simple piecing, so the quilt tops came together quickly.
I was asked to make a gift for a newborn baby boy. Here is my cute monkey in his striped overalls. I used a pattern designed by Melly & Me called Mini Magoos. We are still in Covid lockdown here on the New South Wales South Coast so all the fabrics and requirements came from my stash. It was a fun project to make and I think he has his own personality.
I started this quilt during an earlier COVID lockdown and have lots of spare time at home to quilt it during the current lockdown, who knows how long we will have our activities restricted?
It was constructed as part of an online group run by South Australian Quilters Guild – Round the Block Mystery Quilt. I managed to get it cut out, but the pieces have been sitting in a pile for months.
As there is a lot of background space, it provided an excellent palette for experimenting with free motion quilting designs.
Here we are in ‘lockdown’ once again with the COVID numbers growing rapidly in NSW and not enough of our population vaccinated to date……so it is time to get out some UFO’s.
The first finished project is ‘Whimsical Houses’
This is a baby quilt which was designed for a challenge with my local friendship group. We were gifted 4 fat quarters and set to task to design a medallion centre. As the fabrics were bright greens and pinks, I searched my stash for other ‘happy fabrics’.
The result is a small quilt which uses many techniques – the centre was foundation paper pieced, surrounded by whimsical houses. The houses are constructed using raw edge machine appliqué with an outside border English paper pieced.
I added details like curtains and door knobs to the houses with my Fabrico markers, as well as leaves on the flowers and shadowing on the roofs.
It was a fun quilt to make. The straight line background quilting was done using the ‘line tamer’ ruler, complimented with free motion and outline quilting. I like the ‘smoke curls’ quilted out of the chimneys.
My new overnight bag, made from fabrics we bought in Japan. I managed to use only “stuff” from my stash, bits and pieces I had bought years ago.