I haven't been doing too much sewing this week. My husband and I have mostly been putting the house back in order after I was away for a few days last week. It doesn't take long for squalour to set in. However, I have managed to make some headway on two small quilts I am making for my daughter and my cousin's little girl. After I made my double hourglass quilt (more on that in a couple of weeks), I began to play with the triangles I made it out of and came up with a couple of variations. Here they are minus borders.
I think this one is my favourite, it was certainly easier to piece. The Riley Blake Jelly Rolls have only 28 strips and yet I have still managed to get two quilts out of it - the perfect size for little girls to snuggle under. Now I just have to find a store with yardage left for the borders and backing. Scarlett has got her heart set on the print with the little girl on the swing for the backing.
Here is the other one, a kind of around the world number. It was more difficult to match the seams on this one because you had to match each seam on a 45 degree angle. Therefore there was a little stretching required which in turn resulted in an enormous amount of fullness.
Check out this fullness!!! I would like to say that it is just the quilt top fluttering in the breeze, but alas it's fullness. I usually pride myself on my quilts being nice and square but not this one. Lucky my Mum is a champion quilter and has a special talent for making bulging quilt tops lay square and flat.
And now for some general randomness.....Tonight we had our sewing circle and this is the cake I made. A few weeks ago I bought Belinda Jeffries Mix and Bake cookbook and I have decided to bake my way through it. This is her chocolate potato cake with chocolate ganache and because we celebrated 3 birthdays tonight at sewing, I topped her with my edible gold stars.
And finally here are some photos of the quilt Mum took off the longarm tonight. How lovely are the feathers. I told you she was a champion - I wasn't just sucking up to get her to fix my sow's ear of a quilt.
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