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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Scrappy {Pink Panther} Quilt

This a quilt that I am working on.  It's part of my mission to use up my scraps.  I used a "new fabric" charm pack for the colourful centers and scrap fabric for the rest.

I tend to {build} quilts as I go.  I have a lot of neutral coloured strips in my stash.  I added some of these strips to two sides of each of the coloured squares Log Cabin style.

I then looked in my stash for sashing fabric.  I ended up chosing pink which had nothing in common with the pieced center blocks, but I think it turned out quite cute.  It's amazing what we can put together when {forced} to by using what we have.

I have it prepared for quiting.  I found a pink Eiffel tower fabric that I saw sitting on a sale shelf.  As soon as I laid eyes on the fabric I knew it was perfect to showcase Inspector Clouseau's {Pink Panther}.

Matching I Spy Quilts

I have been working on two I Spy quilts for my grandchildren.  They have already been quilted and are ready to be bound.  I used 5 inch charms and scrappy strips to the piece the two.  I will have to take pictures of the backs of the quilts as they are quite different.

Though it doesn't look that way they are identical in size.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

How to Make a Quilter's Design Wall or Board in 30 Minute for $30

There's nothing better than watching your quilt come together right before your eyes.  I love walking into my craft room and seeing a quilt in progress right before my eyes.  It is so easy to move pieces around, change my layouts and even change quilts all without having to put everything away when I'm done.

I think everyone should have a design board.  Here's how I made my VERY large 8x8 foot board for about $30 worth of materials.

 The fabric sticks to the cotton batting AND since it is made of 1 inch thick foam you can also put pins in it.