Sunday, February 7, 2016

The next big project.. this one. I bought the pattern in 2014 and sat on it. I have all 42 blocks ready to go but when I checked the pattern, which I had printed at Officeworks, it is too small so I am going to have to print out 42 pages again so they fit the blocks. This is a Leah Day pattern. She is such a positive person that she really gives confidence that you can achieve good free motion quilting. I still have a butterfly pattern from her to use too. 

Here are some of the blocks ready to go. It does start with a very simple 4 patch with wiggles and progresses as your skill increases. Lets's hope that happens. This will be for the last niece to receive a quilt. She turns 18 in April next year so I have lots of time. The block with the balloons Leah used some old T-shirts of her son for the middle but the four I have made have the one with balloons and 3 with Happy Birthday so they look good. This is a quilt as you go so small blocks that easily fit in the machine. Niece did ask for black and blue but I think I have swapped the colours from how Leah had them.

I have also started putting this little number together as grandbub is only 7 weeks away( if all goes to plan) The number of times I have had to switch some squares around..... and I still have 2 red squares abutting. Well they will just have to stay as I am not unstitching any more!

Looks like I am going to be heading North on Weds as DD2 has asked if I can visit. She is feeling a little low so sunny Queensland here I come. Hope it's not too sticky!


  1. Hope you have a great time in Brisbane

  2. great start to your new project and your baby quilt too.
    Hope you have a lovely trip to see dd2 and that it lifts her spirits.

  3. The blue/black quilt blocks are going to look great and love your grandies quilt. Lovely to see you and sorry it was a little sticky xx