Tuesday, 8 May 2012
What did you do with the bank holiday weekend? I decided to make a quilt top. Yeah, just like that!
A while back I purchased a book on quilts using charm packs, jelly rolls and layer cakes. There was one pattern that really struck me.
And then I saw the Good Fortune fabric range by Kate Spain for Moda.
The two came together nicely and I ordered a nice big stash to make said quilt, including a layer cake and lots of yardage for the sashing, binding and backing.
Having sat in my stash for a few months I decided to put some time aside this weekend to make the quilt top.
Here are all the pieces cut out and ready to go. It doesn't look like it, but they are laid out on the arrangement I wanted.
The blocks were nice and easy to do - snowballs using the 10ins squares from the layer cake, then twist blocks using a smaller square and sashing.
The pattern actually called for two different fabrics in the sashing but I wanted the trellis effect to really stand out so I just used one.
After several hours of cutting and sewing on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning my quilt top was finished, borders and all.
Here's a quick pic to give an idea of how it will one day look on my bed.
Yummy fabrics! I love this range and I think I will call this my Japanese Trellis Quilt.
Now I have to get some wadding and decide whether to brave the quilting myself. And if so, how to quilt it.