May 23, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Throw Quilt - Over The Horizon

I'm an Aussie Expat and dedicated sewer!
We moved a family of 4 to USA in 7 bags.
How does one condense lives into 7 bags let alone an extensive fabric stash? Vacuum Packs!
The fabric in this quilt is from the "Suzani" range by Michelle Marvvig for Charles Parsons. It is the stash I snuck into our luggage! The reason - I vowed to learn to quilt while living in Utah.
I have used the EZ Dresden Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman, that I won (thank you to Angela Flicker) and I challenged myself to see what was "Over The Horizon".
Good things - I think!
Quilt measures 53 inches x 63 inches
 
 
The Front
 


The Back


 
Thank you Amy from Amy's Creative Side for hosting yet another awesome Blogger's Quilt Festival. Please visit Amy's site to see what everyone else has been up to in their sewing space and don't forget to vote!
 


Blogger's Quilt Festival - Dolly's Sleeping Bag

To encourage my little gal to enjoy her time with Dolly - I created a little sleeping bag for her. I grew up reading the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker and when I saw that Micheal Miller had printed some fabrics in this range - how could I resist?


My little one goes to bed with her "Cuddly" - a favourite blanket. I had some left over hexagons so I made one for the Dolly too.

 
The ric-rac was a challenge to insert but I think it is a cool feature.
 
 
Back - I experimented with machine pieced hexagons and the tiny triangles.
 
 
A detail of the front panel - you can see I used my "go to" wavy quilting.
 

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle (I'm not sure where Dolly is and so for a substitute) is ready to go CAMPING!

Stats
15" x 10 1/4" in size

Thank you Amy from Amy's Creative Side for hosting yet another awesome Blogger's Quilt Festival. Please visit Amy's site to see what everyone else has been up to in their sewing space and don't forget to vote!