Monday, 21 April 2014

Beginnings of a Quilt

Hi everyone, and a happy Easter weekend to you all.

I've got some sewing to show you today.  I recently took it into my noodle that I'd like to have a go at making a quilt.  I've made a couple of small child size charity ones but I've never had a go at a "proper" quilt.

First stage was choosing the material and deciding on an (easy) pattern!  I managed to buy some nice (bright) fabric at half price, so I thought if it doesn't turn out well, then it's no big loss!


I decided to do a "disappearing nine patch" block.  Basically you sew nine squares together, then you cut it vertically and horizontally through the middle then sew it back together to make a different pattern ...




Well, I tell you this has been a large learning curve in sewing seams, unpicking seams, then sewing them back together so that they (mostly) matched!

In total I've made twelve of these blocks and here's how it looks so far, now that I've sewn the twelve blocks together ...



I now need to find some plain fabric to sash it, then maybe add a colourful border - I'm not really sure yet.  It's not going to be a huge quilt, just a large single sized lap quilt, otherwise I'll never get it finished!

So that's what I've been up to recently, I just needed to do something different!

I'd like to link my sewing to Handmade Monday.

Thanks so much for popping in, hope you're all enjoying the lovely spring weather.

Take care
Suze xx


15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE it, what a beautiful quilt. Great idea! Hugs, Valerie

Lucy Blossom said...

It looks great, and I'm sure the finished project will be awesome.

Highland Monkey's said...

That is amazing. Love the colours. For the back how's about using a duvet or sheet? You've matched the squares up perfectly from what I can see.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

You probably have no idea how impressed I am with your quilting skills.
I would be in a muddle on square one ... seriously, I do not have a mathematical mind and I have this sense that you need to understand measurements and numbers to quilt.
Looking forward to when you share the completed quilt.
Wishes
Lynne

Jenni's Jems said...

I am well impressed this looks fabulous, and look forward to seeing it finished in fact inviting myself round for coffee so that I can see it and try it out..... Just in case I need you to make one !:-)x

Aileen said...

wow Suze. i love it. It looks so neat and the pattern and colours are brill.

xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Completely impressed! Looks perfectly matched to me - great job!

lililindsay said...

Wow Suze! This makes me want to revisit quilting after 40 years!

Vicky Hayes said...

A big wow! from me too Suze! Vicky x

baileyrosy.com said...

I can't sew to save my life I even muck up sewing on cards, this is brilliant Suze a real work of art you must have the patience of a saint . Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

I can't sew to save my life I even muck up sewing on cards, this is brilliant Suze a real work of art you must have the patience of a saint . Looking forward to seeing it finished.

Marie

Darnell J Knauss said...

I am so proud of you, Suze! How cool that you embarked on a new creative adventure and what you've made looks beautiful to me!! Well done! Hugs, Darnell

Von said...

That looks very impressive Suze well done you :)
Von ♥

Josie said...

I keep putting off making a 'proper' quilt too. However, having seen your stunning version I know I should really have a go, thanks for the inspiration x

Sandra's Spot said...

Gorgeous colours its going to look amazing. (I make love quilting as well) Hugs Sandra XXX