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...


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Christmas Quiltalong! November, pt3

The washing is on the airer, the biscuits in the tin, the lasagne cooking in the oven as we speak - I'm having a productive day!

My trip around the charity shops today for backing fabric for Scatty Stars didn't turn up anything that I liked more than the beige I had planned to use, so I got stuck in when I got back assembling the quilt sandwich.

My cat has no manners - he walked in from the courtyard garden (stage right) and tramped muddy footprints on to the quilt whilst my back was turned and proceeded to wash his neithers when I wanted to take a photo. Tut.

My plan for quilting is to quilt in the ditch around each star, then FMQ stars into the railfence blocks - it's a good Plan in my head, let's see how it turns out in practise.

I've started with sewing round the stars - I really like the way the quilted stars show up on the back of the quilt.

Glass of apple wine & lasagne first, then I should be able to get the sewing round of the majority of the stars out of the way tonight, leaving the fun stuff for tomorrow.


  1. I agree. The stars have a nice effect on the backing. You do a beautiful job quilting. Oh yes, and I do identify with the cat business. They will sit on anything.

  2. I do love the color of your quilt!! LOL..I am making myself wait until AFTER I get the quilting done before I have my glass of wine. Good motivation!!

  3. It's looking great Hazel. Will the quilting suffer though from the wine? It certainly would if it were me!

  4. I have to be careful with my quilting, Joanna, as it shows up quite strongly on the back, even though I've used a matching and not hugely contrasting thread.

    Reenie and Sue, you are lightweights - with a glass of wine, your creativity flows and you are more relaxed with your quilting. That's my excuse anyway! :)

    Mind you, I find that more than one glass is not so good!

  5. That star looks great on the back. Good work!


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