Monday, 7 August 2017

Winter Solstice - blocks completed!

I've been working away at my Winter Solstice quilt and I now have all the blocks done and the flimsy almost completed. I love how it has turned out.  All the different sized blocks make a much more interesting quilt. Its all done in Christmas fabrics.

This lovely big block is called Weather Vane. I fussy cut the Santas and used the red and white in the same pattern to keep the focus on the Santa fabric.

These blocks are Spring Fever and On The Go. I used the last of the Snowman fabric.

I love this block! Its another very large one called Lucky Girl. The corners remind me of envelopes.

The next block is Summer Rose and I was able to feature the green fabric.

And last but not least is the Tile Time block. It reminds me of the Australian Desert Pea flower and it has me thinking of how to use it again in a future quilt.

I also remade the Churn Dash block as I was not happy with the original fabrics I used.

In joining up the quilt I made a few changes to original design /layout. It looks wonderful laid out on the bed. I've made three panels which I plan to quilt separately and then join up. So for now its in my 'to do' pile. The quilt hangs down the side of the bed so you can't see all of it. When it's quilted I'll post a better picture.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Winter Solstice - making progress!!

The last few days I've been plodding along with my Christmas Winter Solstice blocks. I love the bigger blocks and they are looking lovely in the Christmas fabric.

Among The Stars - the big central block, confirmed my newfound love of HSTs!

a close up on the star centre..

Board Games block:

Jacobs Ladder - I changed this as I preferred this layout, so it doesn't look like a ladder, but I'm happy with it.

Precious Fabric - I swapped my light for dark in this block as I wanted a big area of the Santa print showing.

I still have 14 blocks to go. I've decided I'm going to QAYG with this one as I haven't done that before and the big blocks lend themselves to using this method.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Winter Solstice Blocks

Well I've had a busy day sewing more Winter Solstice blocks and I'm really pleased with how its looking.

This block is Gramma Annas Basket and its different to the design. I wanted to feature the fabric in the centre of the block instead of applique the basket and then I changed the direction of the other blocks to form a frame.

This block is Tidy Rows.

And I really like this block - The Crosswalk.

I've cut out the pieces for the next few blocks ready to go tomorrow. The quilt is going to be bigger than I thought!

Winter Solstice - Cobblestones

Well I've been away from the sewing machine for far too long! It feels good to get my sewing mojo back and I certainly have a lot of projects to catch up on. I'm seeing everyones beautiful Pat Sloans' Winter Solstice quilts getting finished so I thought I'd start with some solstice blocks

Block 4 is called Cobblestones, a nice simple block pattern that sewed up quickly.

I'm doing a Christmas themed quilt so I'm using red, green, a santa fabric and a christmas floral fabric. On to block #5 now..

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