Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Christmas Quiltalong! May, pt4

Now I am VERY HAPPY INDEED - and I will show you why.

Here is my practise sandwich, with my template which I have I traced round with the air pen. On the Spring Garden Trellis quilt, one flower will fit into each block.

Then I sewed round it.

Spot the difference in the two photos above - no? Precisely!

I've matched the tracing pretty damn well, I reckon. Oh - changing to points on the petal pair intersections was a deliberate decision - trying to go round a semicircle in 4 stitches seemed too fiddly, so now each one will be a small point.

And here's the back view:

And stitching detail.

I suspect that smugness is not an admirable character trait, but right now, I am Mrs Smug of Smug Street, Smugsville.

I'm quitting whilst I'm ahead - to go an pour a glass of something, I think!


  1. You are right to feel smug. This is awesome. The motif will look great in each block.

  2. Woo hoo, that's brilliant, you're entitled to feel smug! Perseverance pays off :o).

  3. That's looks so nice, Mrs. Smug. I look forward to seeing this when you are done. I think I'll be using your plan in future.

  4. Look great, and nice stitches too! After other requests, I made that rice ice bag tutorial so feel free to stop by again.

  5. Well done! As a patchworker who still feels uncomfortable not doing straight lines when the moment comes to quilt, I am in awe!

  6. Thanks girls!

    I did have to go an have a lie down in a dark room after I'd done this - but I can't wait to start the real thing now!

  7. Dear Mrs Smug, you go right ahead and corner the market in Smugness - you deserve it.

    No-one seeing that stitching would believe this is your first attempt - very impressed and sure your "real" quilting is going to look absolutely brilliant.

  8. Thanks, Bilbo - I hope that my smugness will bolster me as I put the quilt under the needle this evening!!


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