Thursday, 12 February 2009

Quilt Continued.....

As promised, I have photographed the squares that I did last evening at my sewing group. Firstly the applique, which is basically a simple heart shape which has then been arranged into a pattern.

I have calculated that I need to make nine of these to go with nine of the machine embroidery squares. I had to stop at five for now because I ran out of bondaweb and stitch and tear. Then I will finish the other 4.

Due to running out of these I decided to make a start on the log cabin squares. I thought about it much more than last time. I cut all the strips and then counted them out so that there should be an even spread of colour and pattern. Well that is the plan anyway.

I am still sticking to the random colour approach because I am worried that I will start a colour order that I will not be able to keep up because a colour might run out! So I can not ruin a colour pattern that I do not have, can I? This time all of the fabric is the same thickness and type so when ironed the square looked really good. Whereas with Sophie's quilt I used whatever fabric I had and then bought some more to add to it. I have also made the strips a bit wider this time, 3.5 inches. So all of the above with...

Once the squares have been made my next job will to cut the dividing strips and calculate (or guess) the backing. That fabric is waiting upstairs. it is gradually taking shape.

More another time.
Take care
xx

13 comments:

Nan said...

I haven't read your post yet, I am here to collect your blog address and to save a step also doing the comment at the same time since I am working on a blog post about an award I am giving you, it's going to take me awhile to get it up so check back tomorrow probably, and I'll come back to actually read your new post later too!

JuliaB said...

Gorgeous!! Blue and White is such a classic combination. Very fresh and crisp and lovely. x

Primrose Corner said...

I love the blue and white together. What is that last fabric you've shown - it's gorgeous. I can't wait to see it all assembled.

Rachael Rabbit said...

I love the blue and white - it is just going to be gorgeous!!

Kitty said...

The finished quilt is going to be fresh and stunning. x

Phyllis said...

ewww - I really like the blue heart flowers! Can't wait to see it all together.

joannabags said...

i love the applique beautiful. the thought of making a quilt actually makes me feel faint. I look forward to seeing the finished product

JuicyFig said...

The quilt is going to be stunning!

Kath
x

Nihal said...

Oh superb mix of white and blue, Andrea. I like the q'ty of your work that's always clean, clear and proportionally done.
Happy V alentines Day & mini mini red hearts sent on your way from Istanbul:)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Blue and white is one of my favourite colour combinations! Love your use of embroidered squares.

picciolo said...

its looking good!
: )

twiggypeasticks said...

Beautiful, I love blue and white, can't wait to see the finished item
twiggy x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love the blog, and love those blocks. I love patchwork too, and will definitely be coming back!!

Happy stitching : )

Sharon xx

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