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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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2 comments:

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

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    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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