Welcome to my blog about my quilting journey! I started quilting in 2006 with a quilt of my own design which started as a cushion cover and ended up as a single bed sized quilt! Now I'm totally hooked....maybe obsessed is a better word for it.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Craftsy BOM for April

Well English paper piecing this month!  I have to say I was a bit unsure about this month but happy to learn the technique as its not one I had gotten around to yet.  On the whole though I did quite enjoy making the hexagons but wasn't so fussed about the whole joining together thing.  I chose to machine applique them as I am happier with the overall look. Still glad to have finally found a use for a set of hexagonal templates I got free with a magazine subscription quite a few years ago!

Anyway here are my April blocks:

As you can see I decided to do my own thing for the second block as I didn't think a sun and its rays suited my fabrics. I went for a sort of snowflake kind of thing!

Here are what I have so far:

Happy with the way things are going so far so interesting to see what the next ones are!

A post or two ago I also posted a photo of my star blocks and yesterday I finally had a moment or two to lay them out with some sashing fabric (I took a break to unkink after doing just a little too much free motion quilting at once!).  A cup of coffee and a short play with fabric and this is what I had:

In this photo you can see I had a piece of fabric layed out on the left with a vague idea of adding a large outside border but have now decided its unnecessary and just plain wrong! I'm loving the blue as a sashing as I really wanted a blue and yellow quilt when I started (my favourites) and I really do love this blue fabric. So I'm thinking 2" sashings and border and binding in the same colour (if I have enough).

Then of course the hardest bit...... quilting you say? No for me its always deciding on a name!

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  1. Oh wow! Your quilt looks fantastic! I am loving that blue fabric for sashing - sets the stars off just beautifully.

    1. Thanks Kristy. Now just have to find the time to sew the sashing on. No great rush on this one as its for me so no deadlines!


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