Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet

In March 

I finished a quilt for my 7 year-old grandson. For its post-sewing rinse it needed 15 Colour Catchers, yes, 15, to absorb the excess dye in the dark blue batiks.

I made the top for a small lap-quilt/throw.

The fabric is Metropolitan Fair by Barbara Brackman for Moda, and the pattern is from Two From One Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam and Nicky Lintott. I still have to make a trip to the LQS to buy fabric for the backing, but that probably won't be until next week.

I bought fabric for the Triangle quilt along being organised byThe Sassy Quilter, (click on the button on the right to find out more about that QAL)

and I started cutting it,

I also made a few sampler squares for the RSC14.

Somewhere in between all this I finished the fourth border, with EPP stars appliquéd on squares, for the Emma medallion quilt, only to find that it's too short for the third (the previous) border. I'm still working on fixing that. It looks as if I will have to take the third border off and make it narrower, so that the quilt so far will be 2" narrower than at present. This is really something I dislike.

On Tuesday I'm linking up with Lily's Quilts for 

Lily's QuiltsLily's Quilts

and on Wednesday with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday,
and with Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.


Issabella The Cat said...

You know your using batiks when you need 15 colour catchers! The pinks for your triangle quilt are lovely and they EPP stars look amazing, You’ve been super busy this month!

SewPsyched! said...

15 color catchers! that has to be some kind of record!!! Love the stars!!

karen green said...

You have been busy. Star blocks are my favorites. Your triangle quilt is going to be very bright. The fabrics look they would feel soft.

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

The quilt for your grandson is beautiful.
The one with all the triangles is very sweet, but it would scare me doing all those.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your grandson's star quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you are making progress on your triangle quilt. Lovely fabric choices. Sorry to hear your EPP quilt is going to need some redoing. Not what you want to do, but will be sew worth the effort. Great job on all, Marly!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

Wow, that's a lot of color catchers. What is that... like 3 boxes? The fabrics you pulled for your triangle quilt are super fun. It seems like everyone is doing the #TriangleQAL, even me.

Ruth said...

Love your EPP stars and your fabric for the triangles, still in shock on 15 colour catchers!

Kat said...

Pretty colors you've chosen for the triangles!

Jasmine said...

Congrats on your finish. How do you rinse your quilts?

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

Looks like March was quite a productive month for you! Love the colors you chose for the triangle quilt - that will be fabulous!

Kelly @ Sew With Kelly said...

Wow! I am awed by how much people get done! I have to get some serious goals set! New follower on Bloglovin!

Pam Wilde said...

Love your HST jelly roll quilt, need to put it on my list of future quilts
Found you on the Small Blog Meet, I'll be back