Thursday, 13 March 2014

Early Morning Catch Up

It's the wee small hours of the morning and I'm wide awake,
So having had a read around blog land I've decided to do
a catch up on what I'm doing in this term Patchwork group.

Firstly, I have been doing a class in Baltimore quilt techniques.
I like doing this as it's something I can do 
while I sit and watch TV with Mr T in the evenings.
When he's not working that is.

It's obviously not expertly done but I'm pleased with the result
and I like the mixture of colours although I would use a different
background fabric next time as this one creases terribly.

These are the blocks I'm doing in my Patchwork group this term.
Jane, the tutor, gives us the blocks to do but how we finish them
and what we make is up to us.
We started with Grandmothers fan which I thought needed something 
to finish the edge so I did a couching stitch around with ordinary
embroidery silk and think it looks quite effective. 
One of the other ladies
had the same thought but she added some narrow lace which
looks very pretty.

I love doing this one which is foundation pieced on to Pattern ease.
It's a lot easier to work with than freezer paper  but not sure how it will 
be when it's all put together. I'm wondering weather it will give the quilt
and uneven feel as the bow tie and maple leaf blocks below 
aren't as thick and a lot more flimsy.

I have fussy cut the centres on this one and like the
finished framed picture effect, it is again foundation pieced. 
They will all be in rows of eight with sashing in between.
The last row of blocks
will be Dresden Plates but I have got a little behind with them
after my week away.

The colours have been picked to go in my spare room

and match up with this wall paper.

This is the biggest quilting project I have undertaking so far
so lets hope it continues to go as well as it is a the moment.

Well I suppose I might try and get some more sleep.
 See you again soon.



  1. The quilt patches are so lovely. Are you making a sampler quilt?
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. Gill... All quite pretty and look very expert to me! The stitching is just the finishing touch for your fan piece. Please show us your finished projects. Smiles...Susan

  3. Well, Gill, I think you have done brilliantly! When I made my one and only quilt I didn't even dare try complicated pieced blocks like yours - I just sewed squares together! Your colour scheme has a lovely faded charm about it and it'll go fab with the decor in that room. Now get some sleep! xCathy

  4. Beautiful, Gill. My favourite technique has to be applique - I rarely do any straightforward patchwork these days. I love the whole Baltimore thing as well. Good on you! Lx

  5. Brilliant blocks, it is great to see the traditional patterns. I especially love the Baltimore applique, it looks beautiful!
    Gill xx

  6. I love your Baltimore applique, such a sweet and traditional pattern. All your blocks look great have been busy.
    Wishing you a happy Sunday!
    Helen xxx

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