Thursday, 17 July 2014

#TBT | Art Quilt

My lack of new sewing progress to share this week has prompted me to re-visit my Throwback Thursday series.  Today I'm sharing about a quilt that I made my sister for her 30th birthday. 

This quilt was born out of fabric cheapness frugality.  At the time that I made this quilt I was also working on my XOX quilt which had generated some irregularly wedge-y, triangle-ish shaped scraps that were too big to toss away but too wonky to use in a traditional application.  So, I just started sewing those wonky bits together all willy-nilly to create my own scrappy fabric, which I then cut into squares.  These little art blocks reminded me of tiny abstract paintings, so I went with it, creating "frames" with grey borders and a "gallery wall" with white sashing.  

I finished this quilt up with a cozy black and white flannel backing and bound it with teal polka dots.  

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June Wrap Up

June was a weird month, eh?  Well, in my world it kind of was.  Not a bad month - just a little, you know, weird.

Between business trips, and toddler sitting, heat waves and blind dates I did manage to squeeze in a little sewing.

Like this Open Wide Pouch by Noodlehead, which was perfect for toting my EPP supplies to Chicago:  

This finished quilt, Pedal Pusher, which will hopefully raise some big money for a worthy cause:

This Improv, QAYG Taggie Blankie for my bestie's new little one:

And a couple fun WIPs to round things out:

Well that's it folks, short and sweet today.  It's my country's birthday and I've got some celebrating to do!

But before I hit the BBQ, I'm linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet to check out what everyone else has been up to this month.
Lily's Quilts
Happy Canada Day!