The weekend is here again, hurray!!
I’ve been looking through the quilt tops I still need to quilt and found this one. This is the first patchwork I ever pieced almost 2 years ago.
Quite patriotic isn’t it? Red, white and blue for the Queen’s Jubilee or even Team GB :-)
The red and blues are Makower Spraytime and the white is actually a white-on-white delicate ivy leaf design, again by Makower.
Well, this one definitely needs to be quilted soon but what I plan to do is write a series of photo tutorials for a new quilt of the same design. I will cover all the steps from choosing the fabrics to binding the finished quilt and use fast piecing methods whenever possible. I intend to start with the fabric requirements and cutting. Then I’ll be piecing one block per week, followed by the sashing and border. I will then quilt both this one and the new one and finish with the binding. This design is suitable for beginners. I had no quilting experience before making mine. The usual tools will be needed i.e. rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler, cutting mat and a sewing kit plus a sewing machine if you want to machine piece.
The tutorials will have photographs for all the steps and I’ll put the posts into my tutorials category on the right hand side of the page. I am not an expert quilter. I just love to quilt! So if any of you lovely readers spot any glaring errors or think I should add more detail, please let me know. Hopefully, some new quilters might join the quilty gang and some of my regular readers will quilt along :-) If you do fancy quilting along, please let me know here and we could share progress photos if you wish. You might even choose a favourite block and make it into a cushion to share with us.
I hope to post once a week, give or take a day or two, due to having a very active puppy in the household :-D Here he is if you are interested.
I’d also like to point you in the direction of the quilting competition at the Quilting Gallery. My dear friend Gun from Sweden has entered this week. I’ve just voted for her quilt which she made using the quilt-as-you-go method :-D There are some absolutely stunning entries to see :-)
Whatever you are getting up to this weekend, Enjoy!