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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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