Tuesday, 29 September 2015

scrappy quilt

 Hello! Remember me? I recently returned to work and have been working as a relief teacher (substitute teacher for my international friends) at a lovely primary school. I love it!

I have had to reshuffle my time, so my sewing machine has not seen a lot of love lately. I have managed to finish a quilt that has been a long term UFO. Comprised mostly of leftover 5" squares, it is one of two projects on my Finish Along list for this year's third quarter.

I used minky as a backing for the first time. It is very, very soft and cuddly (and very popular with the kids!). I picked up the red minky dot in the fabric remnant basket at my favourite fabric shop and it is been sitting in the cupboard for quite some time. I think the slipperiness and stretch of the minky made me very hesitant to use it in a quilt. I am glad I did though! It really wasn't a problem at all, though I did keep the quilting simple and quilted organic, horizontal lines.
The quilt measures 45.5" (116cm) x 65.5" (167cm) and is bound using scrappy 2.5" strips.
This is one of my favourite squares in the quilt. 

School holidays have started (yay!), so I took the opportunity to make some Bee blocks in each of the Queen Bee's nominated design and colours. It felt so good to create these!
I really love school holidays. I think it's because I don't have to make four lunchboxes each day!
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