Monday, 26 November 2012

A simple modern quilt in time for Christmas?

Yesterday I visited the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate. It was lovely to meet up with Hazel and Anthea of Quilting Antics.

I purchased some Alexander Henry fabrics in order to make my youngest son, Rob, a University Quilt.
The poor lad started Uni in September without a quilt, what sort of a mother am I? Sad to say that Rob is a victim of that well known condition, second child syndrome. I have made loads of things for his elder brother but sadly Rob has missed out.

I have decided to set myself the challenge of making a simple modern quilt for him in time for Christmas (or maybe New Year!). I thought I might chart my progress here on the blog and perhaps even inspire some of you to make a similar quilt. After all there are some lovely fabrics out there!

Here are the fabrics for starters

It is my intention to cut these half metre pieces into 10 inch squares.
I will then join these with sashings of a lovely grey/blue solid.

Hope you are all enjoying your quilting!
Hazel and I will have news of the next YMQG Meet Up soon!

Janet x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting

31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting - Petit Design Co.

I love Pinterest. I can spend hours exploring and pinning photos of gorgeous quilts which in all honesty I'll never have time to make and all that time browsing doesn't help get my pile of UFOs finished!!! 

Today I came across something which might help - 31 Days of Walking Foot Quilting. I've not looked at all the 31 posts on this Petit Design Co Blog series, but what I have looked at had me sitting up and 'wowing'. There are some useful basic tutorials in the first few posts but then there are some really novel suggestions for walking foot quilting designs. One of my favourites is 'Topography' - a variation of echo quilting done large across a pieced quilt top. There are some great shots of finished quilts in the 'Sunday Inspiration' post too.

Happy Quilting!

Hazel x