Apple Core Quilt

My quilt top arrived from Crinkle Love and I'm so pleased with the results.
The quilt pattern I used was from Sweet Jane Quilts from THIS book. I am guessing it's also in this one as well as the first was a collective.

For the quilting I picked apples to compliment the apple cores it took me forever to commit but I couldn't be happier with my choice.

I'm still deciding on what to bind it with (maybe scrappy?) but have until Mother's Day to get it done so I'm not really rushing.
 I'm still trying to finish Gardenvale.


Patchwork City - Forest Park

Most of the Patchwork City Quilt-a-Long action has been happening on Instagram. I didn't realize there was a need to post it here until some people were lost and sent messages asking questions.  I decided I'll be posting each block we've done here over the next few weeks.
This is a great time to catch up if you got behind (or haven't started)!

The first block is Forest Park and involves paper piecing. I didn't know how to paper piece before I started on this book so I did the whole adding seam allowance to the templates etc.

Here was the before trimming shot ( a lot of wasted fabric).

Here was how it looked after trimming. It's a little skimpy on one of the sides but still okay looking.

I decided then to learn how to paper piece and it's really not hard. It just takes concentration and patience.

I used this tutorial to get started:

If you want to fussy cut I cut an extra template out and traced around the spot I needed



It's still got some "special" areas but for a first paper piecing attempt I am not complaining.


Visit Kylie's blog here I think she's already started documenting her blocks and is ahead of me. I'll post the next one sometime this weekend.

Some other projects coming up-
Since we've slowed down on our fabric shops that has left us with more time for sewing!

*We are about to sew a Jen Kingwell pattern from the Spring 2015 issue of Quiltmania!
*I've started another Instagram quilt a long from Chuck Nohara 2001 Patchwork Patterns book (I'll post about that soon)
*Bee blocks have started rolling in. I was the queen bee last month so will post about the lovely blocks I've received so far.

Thanks for reading! :)



Flea Market Dash Quilt

So I've embarked on a new project..what else is new right? I couldn't help myself when some sample precuts of Jen Kingwell's Gardenvale arrived from Moda though.
Here's some jelly roll shots because even though it's hard for me to bust open jelly rolls I get really excited during the process and have to take photos along the way.


I've only got a few of the blocks done so far but am mostly using Gardenvale with a few low volume pieces added to it for fun.

The pattern is from Jen's book Quilt Lovely (which I highly recommend).

I got behind on Patchwork City and haven't posted any blocks on here yet since everyone's mostly been on Instagram. I'm going to line up a few posts soon though because I'm loving the way they are turning out!

You can find me on Instagram here and follow the QAL here.
Also we still have a few sample precuts of Gardenvale available. We will be getting more in when the line is released in a couple of months if your precut of choice is sold out.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend! :)