Monday, April 8, 2013

and…. I’m also working on the ‘Under Pressure’ Quilt

So, I felt like a scrappy project and this is it.

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Even all the light background fabrics are scraps.

I’m making 2, one as a gift and a smaller one for me – I think I’ll give mine a Christmas theme.

The larger quilt will be 82 inches square.


I’ve completed part A, which was the 85 nine patch chain blocks.

Nine Patch Chain

I’ve put it aside for awhile until I can get some other projects out of the way.

But part B will be the 200 + of the double diamonds blocks.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My Current Project–The V&A quilt


I decided to do an update on this project only to realise I hadn’t blogged about it before!

Shows how busy my life is at the moment – but it will soon be back to normal as our new Nurse Unit Manager starts on the 1st of May and I can return to my normal role.


Anyway, I am currently working on  The V&A quilt.

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In 2011 Mum and I spent the day in the V&A museum in London.

I bought a package of fabric in the gift shop.

These are new fabrics based on traditional designs.

The design of the   ‘Ikat’ fabric, pictured below was taken  from a patchwork coverlet

made in Britain, dated 1797.


So here is the quilt as it currently is up on my new design wall,,


… in my newly cleaned out and reorganised ‘Quilt Cave"’…


The block is my own design, but closely based on a traditional ‘rolling stone’ block. I’ve added some complimentary solid colours and the final blocks, that I’m working on now, are salmon pink.


Currently I also have two quilts patiently waiting for me to find the time to bind and label them. I have finished the top of the larger ‘Redheads’ Quilt and its waiting to go off to the quilters….. and I have another project on the go – aptly named ‘Under Pressure’ which I will blog about soon!


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