Monday, October 27, 2014

Bonnie & Camille Charm Along

Hi All!

A couple of weeks ago I participated in the Bonnie & Camille Charm Along that the delightful Ms Midge hosted. Camille Rosskelly is one of my Top 5 designers - so not participating would have been like not having that much needed cuppa of the morning.  

Despite my best effort - I wasn't able to complete my whole top in time for the linky signups - but at least I had made a good attempt - much better than my Kate Spain Charms, which are currently sitting in a plastic snap lock bag waiting to be made into squares.

I used the Moda Bake Shop pattern called interwoven - I saw it somewhere in Blog land and just fell in love with it straight away!

I have another 8 rows to add to the bottom before adding a white border. I snavelled up some red n white minky for the backing from my local Spotlight at a crazy $3 per metre. 

This quilt is an over sized lap quilt - perfect for our white iron day bed that is now in our lounge room - all because the kids underbed Lego table didn't fit under the futon bed that we already had, but that is another story altogether. 

Anyway, so linking up to Bonnie & Camille Charm Along over at Ms Midge.

Ms Midge

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A super quick SNUGGLE quilt.....

3 HOURS!!!!!

Yep you read that right - it took me just under 3 hours to whip this little snuggle quilt up for a friends 40th recently. Honestly it took me longer to measure the squares out then it did to sew it all up.

Please excuse the mess in the background and just focus on the quilt - LOL.

This is the first time that I have ever used minkie as the backing on a quilt and I must say that I am now a convert.

Despite having perfectly met corners - I still added some button features, which also gave a bit more stability to the quilt sandwhich and will ensure that the backing won't move about over time!

The recipient just loved it and immediately went and put it on her new black leather lounge.  So I am super chuffed - not to mention I am still on a high for making this super quick and the fact that I have my sewjo back!