Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Geometric Sewing Machine

Those who follow me on IG know that I'm kind of loving geometric patterns at the moment. It seemed only natural that a sewing machine silhouette was on the list to go all geometric. With the great excuse of having to come up with something for a swap (#alisonglassminiquiltswap for the curious), I got busy and came up with this!


This mini quilt is just filled with things I love. A vintage sewing machine, geometric design, rainbow (rainbow! who doesn't love rainbows?!) and Alison Glass's Sun Prints.



I finished it off with some straight line quilting, bound with some pretty Bike Path print and called it done!

The pattern for this is foundation paper pieced (no surprise there) and you can find it in my shop. And here's a little mockup of how the pattern might look in single colours too. For me, rainbow was clearly the winner. Because rainbow.


 

I'm linking this up in the Mini Quilt section for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. You can find more details about the festival here. Go check out all that pretty quilty eye candy! Have fun!

http://amyscreativeside.com/bloggers-quilt-festival/


Friday, 1 May 2015

Zoo Animals - May Block

May! May means a new block. My daughter has her birthday this month so I decided to share the pattern of her favourite animal - the giraffe. My girl has a toy giraffe, creatively named "Giraffey Giraffey" that goes everywhere with her (along with a pack of 5 unicorns). So this block was designed in Giraffey Giraffey's honour.





A quick refresher on how the BoM works. There are 9 patterns which will take you through to September. That gives you the last few months of the year to get the patterns finished and put together into a fun quilt or wallhanging.

Zoo BoM

Each pattern makes a 10” block. The patterns range in skill level and I will be sharing the easier ones first leading up to the hardest at the end (I’m looking at you Mr Lion). Each month there will be one free pattern made available. It becomes a paid pattern on the 1st of the next month (Australian time because I’m Australian) and the next pattern becomes available. Or if you can’t wait for all of the patterns to become available, you can pick up the entire bundle in my shop.

Please note that while I’m sharing the easier ones first, these aren’t super simple basic paper pieced patterns. Mainly because of the eyes which tend to have small pieces. However I quite like the charm of the eyes in the patterns so I decided to keep them in and have a mid range skill level this year.

You can pop by my shop and pick this pattern up for free during April. I can’t wait to see how you make this pattern your own. Make sure you pop back and link it up here to share your version! Or post them on IG and tag me (@quietplay) and hashtag #quietplaypatterns

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Zoo Animals – April Block

1st April – but no April Fools jokes here. Just the next freebie in the Zoo Animals Block of the Month series. I’m loving seeing how your patterns are turning out so far! It’s one of my favourite parts of pattern designing – seeing how people make the blocks their own!

So April! I thought we might try the Walrus block! The blocks are getting a little bit more complex than the earlier ones but I have no doubt you can tackle them! As with the other patterns the hardest part is the eyes – the rest is smooth sailing!

walrus sketch

A quick refresher on how the BoM works. There are 9 patterns which will take you through to September. That gives you the last few months of the year to get the patterns finished and put together into a fun quilt or wallhanging.

Zoo BoM

Each pattern makes a 10” block. The patterns range in skill level and I will be sharing the easier ones first leading up to the hardest at the end (I’m looking at you Mr Lion). Each month there will be one free pattern made available. It becomes a paid pattern on the 1st of the next month (Australian time because I’m Australian) and the next pattern becomes available. Or if you can’t wait for all of the patterns to become available, you can pick up the entire bundle in my shop.

Please note that while I’m sharing the easier ones first, these aren’t super simple basic paper pieced patterns. Mainly because of the eyes which tend to have small pieces. However I quite like the charm of the eyes in the patterns so I decided to keep them in and have a mid range skill level this year.

You can pop by my shop and pick this pattern up for free during April. I can’t wait to see how you make this pattern your own. Make sure you pop back and link it up here to share your version! Or post them on IG and tag me (@quietplay) and hashtag #quietplaypatterns

Happy sewing!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Zoo Animals – March Block

Oh dear, my poor neglected blog. Sorry lovely quilty types – these days seem quite busy so there’s not much blogging happening beyond the BoM posts each month! Between Make Modern (Issue Four is out today!), homeschooling, sorting out some autoimmune issues, and just life in general, I’m afraid blogging tends to take a bit seat. I hope you guys understand and I appreciate you still popping in when I do post!

Now let’s move onto what you’re here for! It’s March and it’s time for a new block in the Zoo Animals BoM! I decided to stick with the wintry theme and go with the polar bear next! It’s summer here and I’m long for colder weather… though from what I’ve seen on the news most of you are probably long for the summer weather. Shame we can’t trade!

Polar Bear March Zoo Animal Block by Quiet Play

So here’s our happy little polar to help some of you enjoy winter more, and to cool off those of us in summer!  Once again, the eyes are the fiddliest part but as this is the third block, I’m sure you’re getting the hang of them!

A quick refresher on how the BoM works. There are 9 patterns which will take you through to September. That gives you the last few months of the year to get the patterns finished and put together into a fun quilt or wallhanging.


 
Each pattern makes a 10” block. The patterns range in skill level and I will be sharing the easier ones first leading up to the hardest at the end (I’m looking at you Mr Lion). Each month there will be one free pattern made available. It becomes a paid pattern on the 1st of the next month (Australian time because I’m Australian) and the next pattern becomes available. Or if you can’t wait for all of the patterns to become available, you can pick up the entire bundle in my new shop.
 
Please note that while I’m sharing the easier ones first, these aren’t super simple basic paper pieced patterns. Mainly because of the eyes which tend to have small pieces. However I quite like the charm of the eyes in the patterns so I decided to keep them in and have a mid range skill level this year.

You can pop by my shop and pick this pattern up for free during March. I can’t wait to see how you make this pattern your own. Make sure you pop back and link it up here to share your version! Or post them on IG and tag me (@quietplay) and hashtag #quietplaypatterns

Happy sewing!




Sunday, 1 February 2015

Zoo Animals–February Block


Hi quilty types! Oh look – it’s February already! Eek! That must mean it’s time for a new block for the Zoo Animals BoM! I loved seeing the Flamingos that you made last month and I look forward to seeing how people make February’s block too!


A quick refresher on how the BoM works. There are 9 patterns which will take you through to September. That gives you the last few months of the year to get the patterns finished and put together into a fun quilt or wallhanging.

Each pattern makes a 10” block. The patterns range in skill level and I will be sharing the easier ones first leading up to the hardest at the end (I’m looking at you Mr Lion). Each month there will be one free pattern made available. It becomes a paid pattern on the 1st of the next month (Australian time because I’m Australian) and the next pattern becomes available. Or if you can’t wait for all of the patterns to become available, you can pick up the entire bundle in my new shop.
 
Please note that while I’m sharing the easier ones first, these aren’t super simple basic paper pieced patterns. Mainly because of the eyes which tend to have small pieces. However I quite like the charm of the eyes in the patterns so I decided to keep them in and have a mid range skill level this year. Smile
 
So onto February’s block! We have the sweet little penguin!
Penguin Pic

You can pop by my shop and pick this pattern up for free during February. I can’t wait to see how you make this pattern your own. Make sure you pop back and link it up here to share your version! Or post them on IG and tag me (@quietplay) and hashtag #quietplaypatterns Smile

Happy sewing!



Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Bee Hive – My turn!

You may have heard about the fabulous Bee Hive blog hop that Alyce of Blossom Heart Quilts is running. It's all about focusing on great blocks, that while pretty on their own, also make a fabulous repeat pattern. You should see the list of designers that are taking part!

I'm the lucky first one! Naturally my pattern is a paper pieced one. You're surprised right? No shocked, I'm sure! ;) But really -  paper pieced patterns are awesome for cool design repeats in a quilt. Don't worry though - it's a nice simple one!

Here’s the block I designed – called Star Plus.


Pop over to Alyce's blog for my guest post and all the details!




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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Zoo Animals – January Block


Hello! And a happy new year to you! I hope 2015 is a fabulous year filled with fabric, fun, friends and much sewing!

To get you started, why not join in my new paper pieced Block of the Month!


 Zoo Animals! Yay! There are 9 patterns which will take you through to September. That gives you the last few months of the year to get the patterns finished and put together into a fun quilt or wallhanging.

Each pattern makes a 10” block. The patterns range in skill level and I will be sharing the easier ones first leading up to the hardest at the end (I’m looking at you Mr Lion). Each month there will be one free pattern made available. It becomes a paid pattern on the 1st of the next month (Australian time because I’m Australian) and the next pattern becomes available. Or if you can’t wait for all of the patterns to become available, you can pick up the entire bundle in my new shop.
 
So let’s get started! Let’s bring in the new year with this fabulous happy fellow – the flamingo!



You can pop by my shop and pick this pattern up for free during January. I can’t wait to see how you make this pattern your own. Make sure you pop back and link it up here to share your version!

Last but not least - a massive thank you to the very talented Christopher (The Tattooed Quilter)
 for giving my patterns a design overhaul and making them look all sparkly and new! Yay!

Happy sewing!