29 March 2011

Supernova Quilt-Along

I am really excited because my adult elder daughter wants to make a quilt for her partners boyfriend's niece-to-be.  She made one quilt about 5 years ago and had not shown any interest since.  Now talks about getting a sewing machine, instead of sharing mine!  Anyway, I had seen a wonderful Quilt-Along, and had been thinking about doing it (but only thinking!), so her timing is spot on.  She came around this evening and we shopped the stash and started cutting! 

28 March 2011

More Sunflower progress

So, cut those in half as well, getting better.  Needed the tiny bits of yellow that were going to be cornerstones in the black print sashing,  so just added a triangle on the corners of each block.  The right side blocks are stitched, and left side need corners and stitching together.

My "design wall" - lol - a narrow piece of polystyrene (that barely takes two of the blocks) propped up on one of my fabric cupboards, in front of another sheet of polystyrene with another quilt in progress.

Sunflower quilt progress

So, cut the log cabin blocks diagonally and added triangles of dyed fabrics.

My whole Sunflower quilt

First blocks, which were supposed to be an off-centre log cabin, but the colour-ways of the bandana fabrics are too close in design and so the effect was lost.

25 March 2011

The Sunflower Fund is a charity that raises money to get donors for bone marrow transplants. Each year they sell bandanas for this.   My weekly quilt group gets some of the leftover fabrics, and we make quilts which are donated back to them.   Last year the fabrics were all white background with sunflowers and Mickey Mouse images.  Here is a picture of my block for one of them (taken with my cell-phone).  I've added similar "solid" colours as contrast.
It's about 40 cm square.