I started this quilt at the beginning of October last year, as part of The Sewing Directory Simple Sampler Quilt Along.
I hadn’t made this type of quilt before, and most of the patchwork techniques were new to me. Kerry explains them so clearly, I really enjoyed the process.
The fabric I chose was inspired by a Corfu holiday, and I’m so pleased with the way the blues, greens, pinks and neutrals have come together. I’ve included some subtle metallics to represent the light on the sea and stone.
I planned to make a lap quilt and used the bonus partial seam sashing tutorial to join the blocks together. When I realised how much bigger this made the quilt I decided to go further and add 6 extra blocks to make it into a small double bed size.
I wrote about some of these blocks in a January post, and the others are –
- Folk Flower by Anna Maria Horner. Creativebug
- Butterfly – Sew Magazine, October 2016 (You can get back issues of Sew Magazine on Readly, with a free months subscription using this link)
- Whippersnapper by Anna Maria Horner. Creativebug. I’m very pleased with the placement of the little house on this one.
The back is a cream and black floral, with a stripe of cream Moda Zen Chic scraps.
And I mustn’t forget the support of my little fluffy helper. Hetty thinks anything on the floor belongs to her!
Thank you very much Fiona and Kerry for organising the QAL. I learned so much, and it’s inspired me to carry on quilting!