Who can resist a rainbow of colours
I certainly couldn't, especially when I saw this swatch of colours was only $2.50!!
The pieces were 2.5 x 6 inches.
I cut them into squares, then sewed diagonally to make half square triangles.
It was a good excuse to use my Bloc Loc HST ruler. The ruler 'locks' onto the seam and stops the square moving as you trim it. It's nice to know your fingers are well away from the blade as you cut small pieces. The easy to read measurements make accuracy a breeze.
It really did make trimming those little squares easier.
For the layout I went for a very random look and then added a black border to frame all that colour. The finished size is 14 inches. I'm currently quilting it by sewing little french knots at the corners of each square.
I've also been playing with old jeans.
Roughly cut and pieced. I love the way the shades of denim look so calm.
A perfect contrast for the crazy combination of fabrics that are having a party on the back.
Pin , Pin , Pin .
I wish it wasn't so hard to take photos of quilting...
I've done a mixture of machine and hand quilting. The machine quilting helps stabilise the quilt and adds variety to the texture but quilting with perle 8 is my true joy. Lovely big stitches of pretty colours.
I'll be stitching away on this quilt for a while...
To finish off my thrifty sewing post here's a sweet dish I found recently.
You just have to smile at a dish that has happy people waving at you.