This year I made several some of the scraps came from my quilting friends also members at Pinestream.... They are all made from scraps or left over blocks or when I was over zealous cutting squares.
- Lower Hutt, New Zealand
- I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The quilting club I belong to Pinestream Quilters in Upper Hutt NZ makes quilts for the Neo Natal Unit at our local Hospital. The size is small 26 x28 or round about. They must have polyester batting for ease of washing, One can use scraps for these,
When I finish making a quilt I save all the scraps together in plastic bags... Sometimes there are lots of scraps left sometimes not so many so I have big kitchen bags and small kitchen bags stacked amongst my collection of fabrics. I don't have a stash ..I have a collection of fabrics I could not leave in the shop...
I do try and keep the scraps colour controlled as well.... Reds pinks,pale, or dark all go together ..greens bright and dark are together... Black and white..whites and black they all have a plastic bag to keep,them under control.
Also in these bags I add unused blocks,(what I made too many blocks),strips and squares anything that is over 1 inch. When these bags are stacked together one can see what colours will go together...like pink and purple... Or Autumn colours... This is where I start looking for my next scrap quilt.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
In my post on the 9-8-14 My Corner ..I had a quilt in the frame for Pinestream Quilters Exhibition later that year...The theme was Warmth.
My idea was to convey a feeling of warmth thru colour. I love bright vibrant colours, no cool blues in this quilt, but maybe a little green... I enjoy working in small pieces and this quilt is made from my scraps. The only fabric I actually went out to buy was the bright green..
I called my quilt Warmth. The colours reminded me of all things warm.. And it kept me warm during the cold winter nights as I quilted it. By hand of course.
I then made a second one using different colours in the 9 patches again using scraps... My favourite is Warmth
The second photo is Warmth 2.
Best handquilting Pinestream Exhibition 2014.