Monday, 4 February 2013

Miserable Monday

Today the wind is lashing the rain against the windows of my studio and it is freezing cold.  I needed something to cheer me up so decided to start cutting into all my American Jane fat quarters.  This is what I decided to make....



It is called 'Charming Addition Quilt' and was designed by Kathie at inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.co.uk
It would be a perfect quilt to use up all those scraps you didn't use in your scrappy trips around the world quilt...... and I know hundreds of you made one of those!!!!

A design wall is really helpful to plan this quilt as the pattern is interlocking and you have to piece it row by row.  I amended my quilt slightly as my blocks are made of  two 2 1/2inch squares and one 6 1/2 inch rectangle, whereas the pattern above is made of  five 2 1/2 inch squares (I just like to make less sewing for myself if possible!!)




Now I just have to start taking the pieces off the wall, row by row, and sew them together.  I will have to do this fairly speedily as it is taking up my design wall and I can't use it for anything else until I have pieced it - it took ages just to place them in position so I am not going to take them off until they are ready to be sewn.

I also quilted a small quilt for Jill today.




That just about sums up my start to the week.

Happy Quilting.

Chris 

6 comments:

  1. Love your new quilt Chris. Definitely have to add it to my to-do list! Small quilt for Kim? Looks very lovely and very large to me :)

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  2. Loving the American Jane. Certainly more cheery than the weather! x

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  3. I absolutely LOVE plus quilts. Great way to feature the fabrics

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  4. Love both quilts! I love repetative shapes.
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt.wordpress.com
    esthersipatchandquilt@yahoo.com

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  5. I have been after this pattern for months. How do I get a copy?? Thanks.

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  6. I have been after this pattern for months. How do I get a copy?? Thanks.

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