Saturday, 4 June 2016

Autumnal quilt

I made this quilt for my step-sister's 50th birthday last year. I didn't blog it. I should have, it's nice!

The patching was done using a Moda charm pack, I forget which one. To get the patches 7 x 10, to make a decent sized lap quilt, I needed to add some complimentary block colours in craft cotton.

The quilting was stitch the ditch- I wanted to keep it simple and let the colours do the talking.

The quilt's colours are quite autumnal. As there's nowhere quite like the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens in autumn. We headed there to take some photos of it. We were trying to be a bit "arty" and capture the light and leaves. Not sure we really managed it.


The kids had a great time helping to take the photos.

A split 9 patch baby quilt

Our pals had a baby girl, so I did what I seem now to do for anyone's significant life event, and took to the sewing machine.

As much as I would have loved to spend hours and hours over the patching, I just didn't have the time. So I sewed a trusty split 9 patch. It went superfast- I think a night time and a morning, to put the whole thing together. 

Maybe it went fast because I didn't spend hours deliberating over the colours. It was good to finally some of the prize fabric that I won nearly three years ago. Three years! Blimey.

Fairy backing.

Using a Split 9 patch like this would make a really effective double quilt. Hmm.. that gives me an idea..