Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fresh New Palette

This colour combination has captured by attention!!
Love the freshness of it and the depth of the colours...

So I thought I would raid my fabric stash and put together some of these colours to make myself a quilt!! I have chosen a block to do, it has been called either "Cross Bars" or "Good Fortune" over the years... but I like it because it works really well with a crisp white fabric... it brings out the intensity of the navy, green, orange and yellow. It should look stunning when it's finished!!
I'll post a photo when I start!! 

These are the fabrics I've chosen so far!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

"Scoot" quilt finished...

I have finished my "Scoot" quilt - I think it looks kind of cute!! 
 I'm really happy with the result!! 

 I pressed all the seams open and I think it helped with making the seams match perfectly, great tip I picked up on in the book "A book of Practical Quilting".

 It really does make a difference, it is a little bit more work, but the results speak for themselves. 

 The fabrics are "Sherbet Pips" by Aneela Hoey. 
You can find them at "Patchwork with Gail B" in Bayswater, Victoria.

 My daughter loves it too!! Just need to find a funky backing fabric to finish it off!! 
I'm pretty fussy when it comes to even the backs, so now I'm on the hunt for the perfect backing fabric!!