Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well I can  now show you the quilt I did last weekend , as it has arrived at its final destination. I tired so hard to get it completed before my sisters birthday and in fairness the top was completed awhile ago.  I just found it hard to get the quilting done as I wanted to do something special but decided in the end  just to do a edge to edge. I am still happy with the end result and I know that my sister loves it . The quilt is called " Sugar Plum Stars by Cheryl Malkowski ", it features the Tonga Treats range .It was a lovely quilt to make and I would love to do it again but  maybe blues and whites next time .
I quilted Dazzel on it which is a great design and I love the way it creates a secondary design that form circles.
Sorry the picture doesn't show it to well.

This week I set my self a challenge and I have till the end of the year to complete it . The challenge is to make a scrap quilt,  from the box that has grown with every completed project . Now I don't know if any one else is as messy as me but I have to say when I complete a project the left overs where just get dropped into well a paper bag to start of with and now that is full ,a small box.

The bursting at the sides scrap box and magazine with some great ideas
Now I love to look at other peoples scrappy quilts and think they are so cleaver for having made them, but when it comes time to making them I get very nerves as I panic about the colours and fabrics working together. So my challenge is to make a scrappy quilt using only and I mean only what is in the box. I have spent the past few days cutting and trying hard not to think about the colours and on more than one occasion I have be firm with my self and not go to the rest of my fabric stash  to add to it .  I will keep you posted with how the  challenge is going  and  if any one else would like to join me in this challenge , drop us a email would love to hear from you. Have a great week and happy sewing , I am of to do some more cutting .
Big Hugs Bec


  1. oh what a great quilt........lovely pattern on the quilting..........I am sure your sister loves it........

  2. Just take your scraps and go for it! You'll be surprised how well they work together. Your quilt is marvellous and I love the quilting design. Great work! ann :-)

  3. That s a lovely quit - what a wonderful gift. So much more precious than anything store bought - very thoughtful.

  4. I have just popped over to visit and realised I have missed a number of posts and can't work out why they haven't shown up in Google reader...but I am here to say Hi now! The quilt is lovely and I'm sure it will be cherished and loved for many years to come.
    I am intrigued to see what you are up to with your scraps... :O)