Saturday, May 05, 2012

Finished this....

A few weeks ago my son contacted me from Wales where he is currently at university asking "Got any spare quilts kicking around Mum?" On further questioning he was wanting to gift a quilt to a kind couple who run Old Chapel Farm where he does volunteer conservation work on weekends.


Having many projects 'on the go', nothing was really suitable or completed yet to send in such a short time frame so I decided to make a large 4 patch in repros using the Quilt as you Go method following this blog tutorial by Welsh Quilter, Andrea (how uncanny is that with this quilt going to Wales!)

1st 3 rows back view with long sashing still to be slip stitched
 It was so simple and quick to do, the quilt grew row by row in no time at all and just took 3 weekends to complete the sashed blocks with just the binding to add.......voila, quilt complete!

 I love this technique as I really struggle with a large quilt on a domestic more aching shoulder, arm and neck using this method.

Edit: just noticed looking at these photos I have made a boob & placed 2 purples together, bugger! Too late now :(

and finished this too......My 1st Mini Quilt!


On catching up with my blog reading I came across this post by Kathie of Inspired by Antique Quilts and just had to have a go at this little pinwheel quilt. Not being an expert piecer on the machine, I decided to make the blocks by EPP and it wasn't until I had cut and prepped all the pieces I realised the error of my ways......... I should have made my card templates smaller and not the size Kathie had given which included the seam allowance!

Hence my white pinwheels are not the same size as the red and to be honest it doesn't bother me at all, I'm not striving for perfection and like it just as it is :)  Have you seen this super flying geese mini Kathie has recently posted about? I think another mini red & white may be in the making, could be the start of a Do go and check out Kathie's blog, she makes the most amazing quilts and all her minis are gorgeous!


Cathi said...

I've got to try that quilt as you go method -- your quilt turned out fabulously!
Love the little red and white quilt. That little twister pattern seems to look great in just about anything, but in red and white it really shines!

Kathie said...

love your little quilt! red binding perfect choice!
I have never tried the quilt as you go method but I think I may have to give it a go one day

Sandra Henderson said...

I really love this quilt and I know the recipients love it too!~ What a great idea to do the quilt as you go. Looks wonderful!
Great little red & white quilt too!

Raewyn said...

Both quilts are great - The large one is very effective and the little one is so cute - love it, even if you did the templates your own way!!