This is a design from Donna Jordon of Jordan’s Fabrics in Oregon, who showed this design for a full sized bed quilt in her last weeks video.
This is my attempt at it. She did not give any sizes so I have been messing around with 1inch half square triangles! It is 21 inch square. (the size I wanted)
Here’s a few of the finished quilts I have made for Linus during lockdown.
This is my latest make, a Christmas table mat would you believe ? I found the design on Pinterest and as my Christmas fabric hadn’t been put away, I decided I would use up some small pieces. The mat has a hexagon centre with 12 parallelograms around it. A quick make but a little fiddly and the piecing could be a little challenging as there are some Y seams too but I enjoyed making it.
How many of you remember making this small piece of Hawaiian appliqué at a Saturday workshop back in September 2000 ?
This was my very first introduction to quilting. I retired from work that year on August 30th and attended the workshop at the Community Centre on September 1st —- I was hooked from the start.
If you’ve still got your piece, maybe you could show us all, next time.
Doreen P has been in touch to say that she has finally started sewing again! She is making a quilt, using something called a ‘floating square’ and if it works out she will share a picture.
This is my work in progress.
Each block took between 45 and 70 minutes just to stitch out . Its called Fairy Tails….because all the characters have tails..
Its for my newest great grandson Barnaby born 28th December 2020.
These are the folded fabric fillers.
Maureen M has asked a question of the group, if anyone can help, please let her know directly or if you email me I will pass it on………….
Has anyone bought from Jordan fabrics?
I’m tempted by a design they have posted at over £80 but not sure of the quality. It’s from the USA. Please help me decide
Take care and keep safe
I’ve had the Covid vaccination today so am hopeful we all can meet soon
Regards Maureen M
I have finally completed my envelope quilt that we made more than a year ago in one of our demonstration days.
I had a mini charm pack and thought I would make a small sample of the envelope quilt first, to see how I got on.
The instructions seem to say that I was to put a light colour and a dark colour together for each envelope. I am so glad I made the sample one first, as I don’t think the envelopes have as much definition this way.
When I used a 5″ Moda pack for the full size envelope quilt, I used just one colour per envelope and I think this has a much better look to it.
When completing the small piece, I hand tied the envelopes in the middle and also Kantha stitched around the outside edge of each envelope by hand, with matching colours. I then got a little carried away and put some hand stitches around the outside edge too.
The main quilt has been quilted by sewing with white thread a quarter of an inch around the inside edge of each envelope.