Sunday, 29 January 2012

Plays Well With Fabric

I have something a little different to show you today.
My blogging buddy Lee has inspired me with her 'work in progress' to show you mine.
Now, be nice - this is my first EVA quilt!

Those eagle-eyed amongst you may notice that it's not actually a quilt yet.
That's just a teenie part of the process that I have yet to learn how to do :-)
Watch this space!

I started with the Moda Layer Cake above ( 40 x 10" Squares) and after cutting and sewing I ended up with 35 blocks. 
Some blocks were just plain and others were made up of 3 strips.

These were then stitched into the rows you see below.
Can you spot my deliberate mistakes??
(The last block on row 3 should be horizontal and the very last 2 blocks should be swtiched with each other).
Of course, I never spotted this until all the rows were sewn together!

Now I have sewn the rows together and I am researching the 'quilting' process.
I'd like to do this on my sewing machine, but it seems that I need a special foot attachment for that, and finances won't stretch to it - so if you know any 'hand quilting for beginners' web sites, point me in the right direction ;-)

Have a nosey at what everyone else is up to at
Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday
and Joy's Inspire Me Fridays


Lee said...

Hiya hun.Thanks for yer email.

I have just put the recipe on me blog for you.

This is so very pretty,as it's going to be a quilt i personally don't think it matters which way the blocks are lol,of course those very experienced n clever quilters may disagree.

I'm sure you will get some good advice from an expereinced quilter about the hand quilting on here.Going to email you later about that.Have a good Sunday hunni.Huggles.xx

Dazie said...

Looks wonderful so far, I wasn't aware that you needed a special foot attachment for quilting, I am pretty sure that lots of people battle on with their usual foot.

There are lots of fabulous tutorials on Utube to sit and watch from the basic to the more advanced, just don't get stuck watching them and never creating like me lol

Cant wait to see the finished item

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE quilts and this one is going to be gorgeous! Loe the fabrics. Oh, it makes me wish I still had my Bernina. :(
Hope you'll show the finished quilt. WOuld love to see it.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

Donna said...

Oh wow Caroline, what a fabulous work in progress, can't wait to see the next stages, you are such a clever crafter :) Donna ♥ x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
oh i helped my mum make one many years ago with hexagons, lol, it really doesnt matter what way they go hun, unless you want them all the same, i luvd mine it was made out of old dresses & quilts, bought back happy memories when ever i saw it,sue,x

Stressed Stamper said...

fab hun - took me ages to spot what on earth you were going on about - I would not have said anything as I would have never notices, it was like doing a wheres wally? I am rubbish at them too
Hugs Sarah x

Anonymous said...

This is going to be so beautiful when it's finished. I love the colours and patterns of the fabrics. I wouldn't know where to start but I can't wait to see the finished item.

Linda said...

Caroline, this is going to be beautiful. I am still trying to figure out what you are referring to. It looks gorgeous to me. The colors are so soft, you will just want to cuddle up with it. Hugs, Linda

Aileen said...

Can't wait to see the finished article. Looks lovely so far. x

Craftilicious said...

I'm just starting to play around with quilting - it's fun isn't it! Love the colours of yours its lovely.

June Nelson said...

Wow this is looking good I cant wait to see it finished im useless at sewing lol xxxxx

Shirley said...

This is gorgeous, and for a first EVA, I'm very impressed. I don't think anyone but you would notice that there were any errors. As for the hand quilting, just be sure you've got a good thimble and one of those PVC quilt racks. I don't know why you can't quilt it on the sewing machine, just using a heavier needle.

Abi said...

Mistakes...pah! It looks wonderful to me. I think it must have taken so much work to get to this point & you should be very proud of it. Good luck with the next stage! x

Faye said...

Oooh, when you've finished this, I'll have one...! ;) xxx