Scrappy Quilts in Progress

Thursday, April 04, 2013

March round up

As explained in my previous post here my 1st new project for March was cutting into the beautiful Oakshott cottons.....



Next up was the Small Quilt Challenge set by Kathy Tracy, to use our ugly fabrics to make a small quilt, I chose this drab repro fabric that I've never liked and added red, blue & yellow  to brighten things up



Still enjoying making these small quilts, especially the hand quilting part of it! Got carried away and made another one for fun.
This one is a gift for my Mum's birthday and is winging it's way to France, hope she likes it.......

March also saw the end of the log cabin blocks, I ended up making 80 in total and now have a completed top. I'm thinking about hand quilting this one with baptist fans, do you think that would look ok?

.........and finally, whilst i had all these repro scraps lying around, I just couldn't help myself and started making some scrappy stars, so this is my final new start for the New FO challenge for March, all in all, another busy month!

8.5" & 4.5" scrappy star blocks

We have a new arrival at work......


Meet Jantho, born on 1st April, the latest addition to our Sumatran Orang utang family.Baby & mum Annette are doing well :) To read all about it click here

6 comments:

Cathi said...

You have been busy making some beautiful quilts! The one you did with the "ugly" fabric turned out fabulously.
I like the idea of baptist fan quilting on the log cabin.

Sandy said...

Love the scrappy stars. That background color is very cool.

Oops-Lah said...

You have been very busy again in March. Love all your project. I didn't do anything as I was with mum in Switzerland looking after her. By coincident "we" (The Zoo Basel) also welcomed a baby Orang Utan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1CjBeVLio).

Barbara said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for linking up!

Muv said...

Hello Giselle,

Oakshott cottons are completely wonderful, I love using them for appliqué. Great to see your colourful blocks.

Love,
Muv

needlesandpins said...

Congrats on your beautiful quilts. I can not say which one I prefer more. I admire all of them.
Brigitte/A