Sunday, 9 March 2008

Sophie's Quilt: The beginning...

I recently posted about completing a blue log cabin square as part of the Sew Mama Sew Quilting Month. I have now completed several pink ones..
So far I have made three and I am trying to be very good by only using what is in my stash to start with. I then put them with the block-along squares and this is what I have so far..
The photo does not do it justice at all. I think it will need a strip of fabric between each of the squares, but I shall decide on that later. I want to try out a few other blocks as I go along, and my choices may be partly linked to the size and shape of my stash fabric. I want to get it finished so that when it gets warmer (Yes, optimistic, I know!) and Sophie does not want a full duvet to use at night, this quilt will be used instead. So it will not be made using alot of thick wadding, just enough to quilt and do the job. My deadline will be the end of April at the latest.
Well the attic is now empty, 2 cars and three trips did it. My other half started on the garage today and has nearly finished, there has also been a trip to the tip and then at least one trip to the charity shop this week. Then we will move on to the airing cupboard etc next weekend. It has not been too bad and we finished the bulk of it yesterday before the heavens opened, that was when we stopped for the day!
Enjoy the rest of the day.


jo said...

How do you manage to do so much? Your blocks look beautiful and all co ordinate well. I'm sure you'll get it finished befor the warm weather arrives!!

inkberryblue said...

What a pretty quilt!
...and I hope all the renovating continues to go smoothly for you. It sounds like you've been really busy.

picciolo said...

sophies quilt is going to be gorgeous! Its nice to have a project underway that you can think about while doing the other jobs, it sounds like you were busy with the clearing out!
: )

Nan said...

Sophie's quilt is going to be beautiful, well, actually it already is! I bet she is excited to know you are making her this precious gift.

There are 3 more chances to win on my blogiversay celebrations. Thanks for participating this far, I do appreciate your help in promoting last weeks one day drawing contest, I received a few entries with you as the person who sent them over, so thank you! So good luck to you this week.

Joanna Butchart said...

just really beautiful, it must take so much patience and dedication to make something so big. It is lovely

Anonymous said...

The quilt blocks are so pretty, log cabin is my favorite block. I have a Sophie, too, mine is just turned 3. And if she saw this, she would want a quilt "just like that, mommy!"

Linda said...

I love the way the quilt is going so far. The fabrics look wonderful together. Can't wait to see it finished.

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