Comissioned quilt

I’ve been enjoying making this baby quilt for one of my colleague :

I bought some boy fabrics online. i just love the colours and the different designs! So Bright!

It’s a great present for new borns or for birthdays. So, this is the kind of things I can do for you if you want to offer a quilt or even get one for yourself! I have a new comission to make a bed cover for my colleague, cannot wait to get started!


How to join tow blocks together

Do you remember my sampler quilt I was making with my friends for the Birmingham show? that one:

It’s now time to sew them together and I thought I would show you how to do it! Why not have done it before you would ask me! well if you want to do free motion quilting it’s easier to do it on a small squares. So here is how you do it:

Start by folding the back fabric and the wadding on the side you want to sew them together and pin it:

Do it for the other square too:

pin the squares right sides together:

sew a quarter of inch from the edge:

press open, lay your tow sewn squares right side facing down. Put a ruler on the pressed seam (you’ll see why later, I haven’t done it in the picture but it’s best if you do) and unfold the wadding:

and unfold the other side on top of the other wadding piece you’ve just unfolded:

Next, cut through the two layers of wadding right in the middle make sure not to cut the top quilt but if you’re using the ruler it shouldn’t happen.

Using a herring stitch, sew the two pieces of wadding together:

then, unfold one piece of back fabric:

fold to make a hem on the other side and lay it on top of the other unfolded side:

Press with an iron:

Using a slip stitch, sew the backing together:

This is what the backing should lookd like:

Et voila! you are done!

I’ll see you soon for more fabric frenzies and quilt making!


Triangle quilt tutorial!

Hey! I’m back after a long break, but you know what it’s like! life gets in the way… So, soon to be the holidays, although it doesn’t really feels like it with that weather.

So I thought I’d come back with a triangle tutorial. My eldest chose a long time ago some really cool fabrics and wanted another quilt (greedy) (really I know how he feels!).

Cool fabrics he!?

So here it is!you will need:

8 fat quarters, a triangle template, back fabric, wadding and the usual sewing paraphernalia.

Start by cutting all your fabrics in triangle (you could use a special ruler for that but I didn’t have one so used a template which took a lot longer than if I had a triangle ruler but hey…)

Then place them on your floor in the position you want, I tried to have some patterned fabrics mixed with plain fabrics to relax the eyes a bit, usually I like a lot of white in my quilts so it’s all new to me!

Once you’re happy, start sewing the sides of the triangle together one by one:

Hhere I have two triangles sewn together: the half cassette one to the black one, I now add the turquoise triangle to the pac- man fabric. it makes a line.

Press with an iron all the seams to one side.

now pin two rows together:

Start sewing a quarter of an inch from the raw edge but make sure you sew just on the tip of the point not under:

then repeat on all the rows. press open and you are done! I added the rest of the fabrics I had as I don’t like wasting fabrics:

so there you go nice and easy! it takes a bit of time but my son loves it! all you need to do (well What I need to do really!) is quilt it and bind it! et voila!

any comments and questions please don’t hesitate!!