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!
Lisa
xxx

 
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6 comments:

  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
    Bev
    http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

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

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

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    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)

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  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

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  4. Ha ha Emma probably not...you 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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