Wednesday, 8 July 2015

FAL Quarter 3

I can't believe we are onto the third quarter FAL already. I managed five out of my ten WIP's listed in quarter 2. In my defence ( do I need defending, it's all self inflicted??), I also made the Sea Glass quilt and 5 sew together bags that I hadn't listed.
Anyway, here is my list for this quarter

1) HST quilt
I've trimmed a few more of these blocks, but otherwise, no progress
2)Sparkle Punch Quilt

This quilt has made it into the ironing room, prior to loading it up, but I've got no further. Needs quilting and binding this quarter.
3)Grace's Quilt
I didn't get any further with this one either. Needs quilting and binding
4)Carlton's Quilt
I've made a start on the blocks for this quilt, just got another 22 to go!
5)Second Recession Quilt
I'm waiting for one more block, then I'll decide whether to add a big border or make some more blocks
6) Sew Together Bag
I want to make one of these for myself, like the one above ( this one has long gone as an extra with my UK IG mini swap).
7)Geese All Round
I've made no progress with this one. I have one more block to make, which is putting me off. Just have to get on with it!
8)Abergavenny Quilt Map
 I'm attending Alicia Merrett's quilt map making course at FOQ and I want to make a quilt map of Abergavenny. I've got out the OS map and have some design ideas, but no more than that at the moment although I have been thinking about it a lot.
9) Hazel Hedgehog Quilt
I want to make one of these in solids for an ex colleagues soon to arrive baby girl. I have the background colour and enough solids to start  a couple of hogs!
I have a load more WIP's I could add, but realistically have no hope of getting them done.


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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Recession Quilt Ta Da!

I've just managed to get this quilt finished in the FAL second quarter ( my original list is here). I was Queen Bee for April/May for the Together Circle @do.goodstitches and chose this block

This was  inspired by this quilt . Our numbers in this bee have been sadly depleted (thankfully growing again now) but some of the lovely ladies made me two blocks so I could finish the quilt reasonably quickly. I was originally going to make the quilt with 12 blocks in a 4 x3 arrangement but then realised that once I'd added the border, the quilt would be quite large. So I changed to a 3 x3 block arrangement, with the added bonus that I would have enough blocks left to make another , slightly smaller quilt.
I'm really pleased with how it has turned out, and it's very pretty!

I made the back with a Lotta Jansdotter fabric that was on sale at Pink Castle Fabrics.

The binding is Kona Pomegranate

I debated whether to go to town with the quilting (trying to practise my graffiti quilting) but quite honestly couldn't be bothered. Instead I tried out a, new to me, all over easy flower design. I'm sure there are groovy boards or pantograms with this design, but I did it all freehand. It means the quilt is quite lightly quilted, which gives the quilt a lovely soft feel.

Quilt Stats
Front made with recession blocks made by Together circle of do.good stitches
Back: Follie in blue by Lotta Jansdotter
Wadding: 100% cotton by Fabric Freedom from roll
Binding: Kona Pomegranate
Quilted with Prescencia white  ( 60/3) on top and So fine in white in bobbin
Size : 70 x 68 inches ( it's shrunk more in one direction than another!)

This is my 8th quilt for Siblings Together and I must admit I'm running out of steam, though the camps aren't until August, so I may get some more made, who knows!!

Linking with Adrianne
2015 FAL at On the Windy Side