I started quilting a couple of years ago and have been obsessed ever since.
I thought it might be fun to look back at the quilts I managed to finish during the first half of this year.
First up is my low volume quilt I finished in January. I saw some beauties on IG and just had to make one of my own. All the fabrics were from my stash (except for a few which were kindly donated by my sister!) I decided to just go with 5″ squares – a quick and easy make.
The backing is a lovely soft low volume vintage sheet, and I used a black and white stripe binding – perfect!
In April, this beauty was finished. I joined the Liberty Stamp Swap run by Ava and Neve back in March 2015. We each had to make 28, 16-patches from Liberty lawn, keep one for ourselves, and send the rest off. We then each received 27 16-patches using all sorts of different Liberty fabrics – and they were all beautiful! I used a dark blue (not quite navy) for the alternate squares.
The backing is a lovely soft brushed cotton fabric that was part of a doona cover I found at Vinnies. The binding is the lovely aqua Capel Liberty lawn.
My daughter stole this as soon as it was finished – she loves how light and soft it is!
Then in June, I finished my Bloom Where You Are Planted quilt. The pattern was by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet, and she put a tutorial on Instagram. Look up the hashtag #bloomwhereyourplantedquilt to find all the details. The gorgeous fabrics are by Emma Jean Jansen – The Linen Cupboard and 60’s Scrapbag which went together so beautifully.
The background was white homespun from Spotlight and the backing was a vintage sheet I picked up from Vinnies – doesn’t it match just perfectly? The quilt was bound in the green stripe from The Linen Cupboard.
Well, I’m quite happy with three finished quilts for the first half of the year! I wonder how many I’ll get finished in the second half?
Do you keep track of how many quilts you’ve made? I’d love you to leave a comment and let me know.
Till next time