Saturday, June 28, 2014

ALYOF - Patchwork Prism quilt completed

Patchwork Prism quilt completed

My goal for June was to finish this mini quilt for the Sew Sew Modern swap on flickr. I just love how this has turned out.  My partner loves colour, rainbows and similar designers to what I do, so I hope she likes this.

 I scaled down the original version of Anna Maria Horner's Patchwork Prism  to make 2.5" triangles.  I have used a variety  of fabrics...213 in total.  The effect of the prisms is better if you stand further away from it, so it will be perfect on the wall.

For the back, I just used a Joel Dewberry print. I thought the front was busy enough without making it too riotous on the back!

I straight line quilted it with my walking foot, following the triangles. And for the binding I used a print from the Botanics range by Carolyn Friedlander which blends in really well with the rainbow on the front.

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Broken Glass quilt

I really like Jen Kingwell's patterns so it was only a matter of time before I got bitten by the bug and started one. I  had a lovely stack of AMH Dowry, True Colors, Hand Drawn Garden and a few other AMH bits and pieces so decided these would look amazing in her Broken Glass quilt.

I must have counted wrong though as I ended up with 60 more triangles than I was supposed to, and I wasn't going to waste them, so it has ended up being a huge quilt!  The triangles are cut from a template and this was the most tedious part. I cut about 4 - 6 triangles from each fabric, so there aren't too many repeats.  Then the piecing began....

I chain pieced the triangles together to save time and then recruited in extra help to speed things up.

And then it started to take shape....

Now I have to just sew all the blocks together...

Thursday, June 05, 2014

ALYOF - June Goal

I have joined another swap...this one is the Sew Sew Modern swap on Flickr. You are required to send one large item and one small item to a secret partner.  I was a little stumped at first as I don't know my partner at all and it's always kind of hard making something for someone you don't know.  However, I know she loves colour and her fav designers are my fav designers as well, so that was a start.

I figured a mini quilt would be the way to go, so chose Anna Maria Horner's Patchwork Prism as a start. However, her quilt is a full size quilt so I downsized it to 2.5 inch equilateral triangles and hoped my math was correct!! I wanted to make a rainbow of colour as her flickr and Pinterest photos seemed to indicate she was a rainbow kinda gal! I started off with purples and radiated the colours outward from there.

The start of a mini quilt

and it grew a bit more...

and a bit more....

Patchwork Prism mini quilt

A total of 213 fabrics with no repeats.  Yikes! So my goal for June is to quilt and bind it before the end of the month. It's not due to be sent until the middle of July, but I would love to get this finished this month.

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