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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Sunny Sewing!

At last the sun shone, and I stayed in doors sewing!

Back in March I chopped up most of my Reunion layer cake into 5" charms, and added in a few other prints, then duly popped the lot in a box and chose to forget about them.  Now these were to be destined for a friends' twin boys due 'in the Summer'; well despite evidence bringing into doubt the existence of such a thing as 'Summer', time and babies wait for no-one, so today was the day to get on with it, as those chaps could come any time.

I was originally going to sew up a pair of simple patchwork quilts, but I had to go and make life a little more complicated; I am glad I did.



I sewed up 4-patch squares, then turned these into HSTs.  The squares though have one corner cut off in the process; however after the initial realisation and bit of swearing, I actually like the look it gives.


Since taking the pictures this afternoon, I have added strips of Kona Ash and more Reunion to turn them into 36"x 44" tops.

I was going to back with fleece blankets, but I have gone off that idea now, so will be doing a quick bit of pondering before finishing these off.

Hope those boys don't put in an appearance too soon x

36 comments:

  1. But what neat pinwheels on the corners!

    Greta fabrics!

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  2. They look great and perfect for wee boys.

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  3. These are lovely - best use I've seen of this range of fabric!

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  4. Ooh, very nice, and love the wee animals creeping in

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  5. The boys mummy will be thrilled as they are lovely. Di x

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  6. Aha! I spy lovely reds in these quilts! And adorable animals! Very nice!!

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  7. haha! I spent the sunshine indoors too. It's the lure of the stash!

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  8. Nothing like a bit of sunshine and a pending new arrival to get you into gear! The tops look great!

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  9. Perfect! Perfect make for two little men.

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  10. Love these Hadley! I love reunion & they look great for wee twins!!

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  11. Cute! Glad you got some sun, we didn't get any today! Still raining up my way :-(

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  12. You got some sun too! We had a few hours.
    Great looking quilt tops. I love the effect the HSTs give =D

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  13. These are great fun, I just love this line of fabrics. Nice that you are out of the rain too. We had rain on and off all day here. Seems maybe to alternate between my house and yours?

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  14. the beauty of sewing is that no one but you will ever notice those corners that are cut off. these are great! i love how the hsts make a secondary pattern.

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  15. Very cute! Send some sun our way please! It's sports day tomorrow (I mean today, it's after midnight) Jxo

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  16. Oh lovely! Great design there :-)

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  17. These both look wonderful - love the Reunion fabrics!

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  18. So perfect for two new arrival. Loving the not-too-matchy-matchy look of all the prints, while still co-ordinating nicely.

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  19. Love the quilt tops Hadley - but what on earth were you doing indoors during our only bit of summer?

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  20. This is such a lovely line for little boys, I can't believe you whipped up not one but TWO quilt tops on the only sunny day though!

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  21. Love reunion and these both look great!

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  22. Fabulous little boy quilts!

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  23. Lovely! What about putting that minky stuff on the back - that would make them really soft and cuddly!

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  24. These are great...and what's a corner between quilts? I think they look just fine!

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  25. These look great! Oh please, no one will notice the corner except you! :)

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  26. Cute quilts. I see you managed to tear yourself away from you handsewing frenzy ;-)

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  27. These are lovely, would it work to make pinwheels and 4 patches? Another design to pin to the I want to try board!

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  28. I don't know what it is about Reunion, but it makes me happy. These look wonderful

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  29. I love how you put your own twist to a patchwork quilt. I love patchwork but this just gives it a bit of spice!

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  30. Lovely boy choice of design and fabric - I'm sure they will be loved and if the weather continues like now they may need those fleece blankets as well as the quilt!

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  31. I really love the simplicity of these quilts. I am also working on a quilt using the reunion charms and layers. Cant wait to see it finished.

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  32. i love these so much. They made me finally get a layer cake of reunion.

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