Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Progress in Unexpected Projects

 I know, I know!  A bit early for Easter!
I was waiting for the backing fabric and wadding to arrive for the disappearing hour glass quilt that I was showing you last week, so I moved on to a project that has been on my 'to do' list for several years now.

Finally I'll be able to gift an Easter mini quilt to my lovely SiL!
 It is quilted quite densely.  This is how the back looks.
 Another project whilst I was waiting was to make a fabric bucket to coordinate with the quilt that I was making.  A handy way of using the scraps that it generated!
This is twice the size of the ones that I'd made previously.  I have to confess that this is because I'd forgotten which direction I had to sew the side seams, and I'd already hand sewn the mini Dresden plate on!
 Isn't it cute?  This finishes at about 3" across.
 Another project this week was to play with alcohol inks, scrumpled foil and cardboard.  Lots of fun.  My gal pals produced some really love cards too, but I failed to photograph them - sorry!
 Lastly, these mini Dresden plates were made last week, but failed to get onto the blog post as I was making the tutorial.

This was my first attempt - another 3 incher.  Thanks to Westwood Acres fabric for their free tiny Dresden pattern.

I got caught up in the Instagram fun of a #TinyDresden Party2019 of Deidra from Quilty Obsession.  Lots of eye candy to be seen!

My next attempt came from a rummage through my Aves scraps - I had a few short lengths of joined strips.  Not necessarily the best quality work, but lots of ideas generated for the future.  This finished slightly larger than the others, at about 3 1/2" across.

I'm thinking about making another style of disappearing hour glass quilt - but not until I've completed the first one, which I've now decided should be a quillow, so needs more work still to complete it!  I'm off to decide on a design for the 'cushion' part of it.

Happy sewing, everyone!

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