Saturday 31 May 2014

Soy Amado No.30

With a combination of these QAYG quilts and the whole ones that people have sent in, I'm sure we're more than half-way to my goal.

The next delivery is in a couple of weeks so I should find out.

Let's start with the back of No.30 for a change.

We snuck out early in the morning so no one would see us holding up quilts in random places.

It's a small island.

People talk.

But it's never quite early enough and we shared the view with  dog-walkers and joggers.

Now a lot of these blocks were provided by Joanne (her of the Mexican donkey block from No.10 and countless other blocks).

She very kindly sewed two rows together (2nd and 3rd up from the bottom) and provided some additional blocks - most of which I decided to put in a different quilt.

Then some fabulous star blocks arrived from Maryse (she supplied everything for beautiful No.9) so I added those in, plus a few other blocks I felt went with it, including this awesome flying geese one from Kelly 

It's turned out to be another favourite of mine.

Friday 30 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 29

Thank goodness for dog-walking friends who don't bat an eyelid when asked to stand in public, hold up a quilt and let me take photos.

This one is a sort of Sitting Bull meets Hello Kitty (yes, there is some HK fabric in there).

 But I still think it works.

I was working out of my comfort zone on this one but was pleasantly surprised that it all seems to gel together.

There you go - second block from the left on bottom row - a bit of Hello Kitty :-)

Thanks dog-walking friend. 

And that's a windy Soy Amado No. 29.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday

Thursday 29 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 28

No. 28 rates highly on the cute-ometer.

Would you look at that tactile elephant ear.

I tried to pick blocks for this quilt that used tonal or plain fabric in the main, with just splashes of feature fabrics.

And I think it worked.

And the view from the rear.

Onwards and upwards.

Wednesday 28 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 27

I think I chose the blocks for No. 27 on the basis they were quite neutral and nothing really jarred with anything.

if I'm honest, I don't spend a huge time sorting them into possible quilts so nothing is too over thought.

And I do use every single block that has been sent to me.

There are four though that are most definitely 12" so they have been put to one side and will eventually be incorporated into a 12" block quilt.

And thank you for the secret sewing in this one.

And what lies behind.

And so we continue.

Monday 26 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 26

This one, in my mind, is coordinated by the pops of turquoise that appear throughout the quilt.

Again, a real mix of blocks.

This one in particular I was rather struck by.

It wasn't just the beautiful paper pieced mugs but also the use of the fabric at the bottom. It looks like the mugs are on a shelf underneath which are piles of fabric. Brilliant use of letting the fabric do all the work.

Each quilt has its own individual personality.

Which I love.

Thanks for keeping on sending me blocks.

It's been a real luxury to have enough to pick and choose from to get the right 'look' for each quilt.

Saturday 24 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 25

Looking good don't you think...although after the last quilt's outing, we are back on the washing line for this one.

Completely mad, bonkers which I love.

Big thanks to whoever made the 'soy amado' block in particular.

And the equally mad, bonkers back.

Onwards we go.

Thursday 22 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 24

I decided to give the washing line a break and we wandered up the road to get some more scenic shots.

This is such a happy quilt.

I was convinced there was no wind.

But clearly there was.

But we got there in the end.

I haven't put 'Soy Amado or Soy Amada on this quilt because I thought it could be for either a boy or a girl and I'll let the home decide.

This is definitely one of my favourites...if I'm allowed to have favourites ;-)

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 23

A liquorice all-sorts kind of a quilt is No. 23

For me it works because they all have similar tones and hues, no matter that the block styles are so vastly different.

Anyone want to lay claim to some of the blocks?

Some more thank yous are in order.

Thank you :-)

Monday 19 May 2014

Soy Amado No.22

I think after brown, purple seems to be quilters least favourite colour.

No. 22 is aiming to buck that perception.

When I first started quilting, purple was my favourite coloured fabric and I have quite the collection of purple in all its hues.

Working with the blocks in this quilt has reignited my interest in purple again.

And once I get back into my sewing room I'll be rifling through my lilacs, lavender, violet and amethyst because purple is never just purple.

Another delivery of quilts were made to the home last week. I did ask for pictures of quilts on beds but they'd just come out the wash and were stacked up in piles. Apparently, each quilt now has a name on it of the child it belongs to. 

Next delivery is mid June and I have asked for pictures again.

Sunday 18 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

And the winner of a cushion cover made by me is:

Who was:

Well done Megan - will email you for your address.

She also said 'scrappy' so I have to get my thinking cap on and come up with something that is me and scrappy - I shall enjoy that.

Thanks to everyone who played along.

Friday 16 May 2014

Soy Amado No. 21

We haven't had an orange quilt yet, have we?

Well how about this one?

I starting picking out blocks that had orange in them; whether a little or a lot, I put them all to one side.

The blocks are quite random in style but (I think) seem to work well together because of their common colour.

And bringing up the rear, we have:

And I decided with all the cars scooting around on it, for a boy it should be.

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