Friday, March 31, 2017

AGF Necessary wallet

After making my first NCW last year, I wanted to make another using some of the beautiful new
 Art Gallery denim.
The denim is a a lighter weight denim which is just perfect for these wallets.
For the lining I used a coordinating Cloud9 print and a solid fabric for the card pockets.
I used a slightly heavier weight interfacing for this NCW which has given it a bit more structure than the previous one.
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Liberty Fancy Fox quilt

I have always wanted to make the Fancy Fox quilt using Liberty fabrics like in the original pattern.
The Liberty fabrics are so lovely and just the perfect scale for the fox faces.
As I only had a few different prints, I chose to only make 9 foxes which is a nice size for a baby quilt.
 
And I quilted the foxes in using serpentine stitches going down the quilt the same way as I did on the "30 shades of Fox" quilt I made last year.
Then bound the quilt in a hot pink solid as that was one of the predominant colours in the Liberty prints.
I finished this quilt just before we went away for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary, and managed to find some nice locations for some quilty photos.
The above photos were taken near the lighthouse and breakwall at Nobbys Head in Newcastle NSW, Australia.
And one at Fort Scratchley which is a former coastal defence area built in 1882.
The back of the quilt is a pretty floral print which went well with the Liberty fabrics.
This was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Friday, March 24, 2017

August Plus Squared quilt

This is the Plus Squared quilt by Emily Dennis which I first saw in one of the Love Patchwork and Quilting magazines a few issues ago.
This quilt was made for my niece and her partner to celebrate their engagement.
I used Cotton and Steel "August" prints as the recipients are both born in August and share the same starsign of Leo.
These blocks were easy sew and the whole quilt was quite quick to put together.
Quilting was once again rows of serpentine stitch about 2 inches or so apart.
The background fabrics are a linen coloured solid and ivory for the surrounds of the blocks.
I chose a lovely turquoise solid for the binding as it matched the colour in some of the August prints.
There are lion faces peeking out in many of the blocks.
This quilt finished at about 54 x 66" which is a nice throw size.
 
This project was on my FAL Q1 list for this year so linking up with the 2017 FAL team.
Kirsten.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Liberty scraps ipad case

My little Liberty scraps from last month have been used to make a zippered pouch to hold my ipad. 
 I adapted the Simple Zipper bag tutorial from the Fat Quarter Shop to make a case to fit.
As I only had a few scrappy Liberty HST, I made them up into a 4x5 panel and then added borders to make the main part of the pouch.

The pouch is about one inch larger than the ipad on each side which allows it to fit inside easily even with a hard protective case.


My favourite fabric  is the Hello Kitty and I used some hot pink solid to bind the case.
Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday hosted by Leanne @ She Can Quilt and Nicky @ Mrs Sew and Sew.
Kirsten.