Friday, 30 November 2012

More forgotten blocks

I'm still on a mission to tidy up my sewing stuff, and yesterday I discovered some more forgotten blocks hiding in a bag, in a storage bag under the sofa.


Months ago I fell in love with Jolene's stunning Granny Square quilt, and vowed I would make one. I loved making the blocks but for one reason or another (probably a frantic tidy up because visitors were due) they got bundled away and forgotten.


I made 9 blocks before they were shoved in the bag, so I decided to whip up another 3 blocks and turn them into a little baby quilt.


I've just finished cutting backing and wadding and I'm about to get my pins out and get basting. I can't wait to quilt this. I'm tempted to do some more FMQ practice, but I think it would be really pretty hand-quilted too.

Hope you all have a good weekend!
Fiona x

18 comments:

  1. I'm coming to your house just to have a poke round in the aladin's cave of hidden wonders that are there. This is a gorgeous find.

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  2. Beautiful, your blocks are so very lovely!!!

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  3. I'd like to come with Susan too... Sounds like great fun!

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  4. Isn't it amazing how we do this stuff and then forget all about it! Anyway, so glad you found them and now have this pretty top to show for it! Lovely!

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  5. How do you forget!!! I have that pained niggle in the back of my head ALL THE TIME!!! Beautiful by the way!

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  6. Aw , beautiful! I was hoping to finally start quilting mine today but I haven't finished the backing yet - far too busy still procrastinating!

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  7. Gorgeous! Thank goodness you found the box before Murphy...

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  8. Lovely granny squares!
    I love how we all hide things when visitors are coming. My husband is sure one day a guest will try and collect their own coat and be smothered by fabric!!

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  9. Love it! I'll admit I'll also got some granny blocks awaiting my attention... I just love them in a scrappy version like yours. What a beautiful baby quilt, Fiona.

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  11. I'm another one with a started but not finished Granny Square block quilt & I bought the wadding this week to hopefully inspire me to finish it and I think your post has given me the final boost. I love your colour combinations.

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  12. I love how scrappy Granny blocks can be, and yet they can all work perfectly together! This is lovely Fi! Jxo

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  13. So glad you found the blocks! Awesome.

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  14. You clearly have a talent for this hiding things and finding them later, those blocks and the quilt are so pretty. It might be a nice project for handstitching on cold evenings.

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  15. I think the back of your sofa must be like the tardis ;o) Looks great though :o)

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  16. I only discovered Jolene's quilt a little while ago, fell madly In love and adored making mine. Just picked it up from the quilters where it's been basted ready for some perle thread hand quilting......next winter. It's too hot now to start! Yours looks gorgeous and it was such fun, wasn't it?!

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