Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My adventures in Quilting . . . part 1

I've been thinking of making a quilt for a while now...and I've been looking at loads of styles, materials, techniques etc. I was planning on doing a tshirt quilt, but then totally changed my mind and decided on a cotton one. It's also a bit of a memory quilt - I've upcycled a lot of fabric and I have part of a shirt of my Dad's, a blouse of my Mum's, a shirt of Russ's, one of mine, and one of Jamie's so that worked out really well! With it being Jubilee and Olympic year, I also decided to go for a very patriotic red white and blue theme.
So the other day I sat and cut (by hand, with scissors!) 100 squares, all 6in x 6in. It will eventually be 4ft x 6ft (nothing like a small one to get you started Lisa ha ha!)

So, here they are all laid out to get the pattern right before I start sewing...I was going to do them completely  random, but decided on a diagonal red white and blue stripe (although with the different fabrics, it doesn't really notice at first!)

Part 2 will be coming soon!

Thanks for looking, and wish me luck!



  1. Good luck! I'm currently working on 4 quilt UFO's that I have promised myself I'll finish before I start another project. I've been blogging about my progress every day and, although I'm switching back and forth with the 4 projects, I'm getting kind of bored with it. I love the colors in your quilt! It looks fresh and clean! Looks great!

    Cheery wave from

    1. Oh wow, 4? That's amazing, good luck! I'll have to pop over and have a read, thank you! :0)

  2. Good luck, hope you enjoy yourself but beware its soooo addictive!

    1. I have a feeling it might be, yes...when I was cutting these I was thinking about the next one already ha ha! Thank you! :0)

  3. That's gorgeous :) very very addictive, and wait til you discover patchwork bags, you'll have quilted tote bags coming out your ears... Wait that might just be me haha x

  4. Ha ha Emma probably know me and bags lol! I have a feeling there might be quite a few in my future hee hee!! :0)


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