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...


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

First Piecing for Mum's Quilt

I have had such terrific fun today - and of course it does help that Sue's instructions are so clear to follow!

First of all I took my cut fabric from yesterday*...

...and sewed them into strips...

...then cut them carefully into strip sections...

...and sewed the strip sections into nine patch blocks.


Mind you, I have triangles to cut on the bias for the next step, that'll bring put a spoke in my wheels!

*Just to clear up a safety issue which was very sensibly raised after yesterday's post - I must clarify that although I had a very tasty glass of port poured and in a glass on the worktop, I didn't actually drink it until I'd finished using the wickedly sharp cutter. I am rather attached to my digits, and wish for that happy state of affairs to continue!


  1. I love the colours you're using, especially the raspberry-ish one. As for bias cutting, as long as you use plenty of starch and a sharp rotary blade, you'll be fine.

  2. Oh, I love the colors, too! I was looking through Sue's book, too, and there are so many quilts I want to make! Will have to wait a little bit more, though...lots of projects to finish up first!

  3. Glad you showed a pic of all your digits! The port should always be a reward at the end of a sewing/cutting session, whether you did a good job or not!! LOL Just sayin' .......

  4. The colours shown are (again!) photographed in artificial light, Sue, so aren't quite as they are in real life - the green is much fresher than it appears here. But they are lovely and go together really well, I think!

    There are some lovely designs in Sue's book, aren't there, Reenie - I think that I will be doing others too in due course.

    Thank you, Mrs P!

    Nice to see you, Cathi - maybe it would concentrate my mind if I was only allowed the port if I've made a good job, and no mistakes!


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