Sunflowers

My youngest son's teacher gave him some sunflower seeds.  I planted them (with him and he has shown zero interest since) and got this amazing flower.
Then my friend Lisa brought me the Mini Curve ruler book - by Sew Wonderful, which has a beautiful sunflower quilt in it.  I was planning to make another quilt first but wanted to practise my cutting technique...and sewing the curves!
So I made a couple of units from stash...which evolved into these blocks, which in turn became a table runner!
I got totally excited and quilted it! 
Ridiculously pleased with myself!  
Sewing curves is something I have avoided for a long while, but on a roll now...I predict 2019 is the year of curves for me!
Happy quilting Sue.

Cot quilt 3 and 4



Are you over cot quilts yet?  I have to confess that I made these in a frenzy while on holidays, and now dragging out the reveals now I am back at work!  
 I needed 4 quilts so I optimistically thought I could get them all out of the fat quarter bundle.  But by number 3 I was running low on variety and yardage, so simple framed made the best use of the fabric I had left.   And the lime green chevron saved the day again, making a fun border to finish this quilt off.
With the left over fabric I decided to make a  a quilt of love for still born babies, for the family to wrap the baby in while they grieve and keep as a memento or if they wish bury the baby in.  
This summer has been very very warm in Horsham (western Victoria) and it is hard to think of quilting in the heat. Next step is to schedule in some time at my quilt group, so I can pin these tops.
Happy quilting Sue.

Cot quilt #2

Still using the fat quarter bundle of African animal/primary colour prints I decided that simple sashed blocks were the go, using up the 1.5" strips I had cut from the first cot quilt. 
I really liked the white/red polka dot fabric I found in my stash, so sashed all the blocks using this to make the quilt a bit bigger.
These are all elephant prints, super cute!
I was one block short, so fussy cut from one of the other prints.
This quilt needed a border in my option and I when I was on a day trip to Warrnambool with my mother (to visit their quilt show), I found this amazing lime chevron print....it was on sale, so I brought the rest of the bolt!
Happy quilting Sue.

Cot quilt #1

I started out with a fat quarter bundle of kids prints and a desire to make four cot quilts. I found the  pattern in a quick clean up that I had but I cannot find it online to give you a link - sorry!  
I was happy with the blocks, but feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the colour.  
So I trialled some sashing in while (red dots) and blue (tone on tone dots), and the blue won. 
So while I am happy to have one cot quilt flimsy finish, I am still debating if I want to add a border or not.  So it might not actually be "finished"!
Happy quilting, Sue.

Green four patches and other RSC blocks

I made a resolution that in 2020 I would return to Rainbow Scrap Challenge - I really missed it last year!  Januarys colour is green. ...