Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A top and some blocks

In my last post I had somehow managed to start a St Louis 16 Patch quilt, well it's now a finished top!


the 20 blocks I had already made became 25 and now I have a 70" square quilt top. I was very tempted to go bigger, but the kids have announced they need another quilt for the living room. Apparently this is for them and they have proclaimed it the perfect size as it is. I've already decided how I'm going to quilt it and now I just need to find some backing fabric.


I managed to get my Brit Bee blocks for June finished. I wasn't too happy with the first one. It looked much better in my head. The block itself is beautiful. It's called Whirling Star by Faith at Fresh Lemons, but my fabric choices really didn't do the block justice.


So I decided to draw my own block for the second one, and planned my fabrics a bit better


I spent some time over the weekend stitching and now it looks like this.


I decided to applique it to the background fabric and it turned out to be a bit of a nightmare to get those points tucked in! Seams meeting at a sharp point like that do not make for easy applique! I really need to remember that!

Happy Tuesday!
Fiona x

18 comments:

  1. That is a truly beautiful block. All that fussy cutting must have taken you hours!

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  2. That is gorgeous! It looks 3D and I LOVE the mermaid fabric! You are so lucky to have some of that gorgeous fabric.

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  3. Love the 16 patch, and your star blocks are fabulous! Well done! Jxo

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  4. Beautiful 16 patch and those star blocks are gorgeous. Di x

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  5. What a fabulous 16 patch quilt and I LOVE your blocks when they popped up on my flickr feed x

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  6. Excellent sewing on your part. That block for Terri is perfect!

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  7. Your original (as in your design) block is quite spectacular! Love the fussy cutting.

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  8. Well of COURSE the kids needed another quilt, I know how terribly you deprive the poor things of them... ;o)

    The block looks fab, but btw, it's Faith, not Lee at Fresh Lemons, although I think they did the SAL together :o)

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    1. And that is what happens when you try to write blog posts while deprived children are around! Thanks Katy I've updated it now :)

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  9. I love the mendo-block - beautiful xxx

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  10. Beautiful blocks and I love that first one! How lovely that your kids want the quilt and no wonder, it's lovely!

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  11. Wow, your blocks looks amazing, especially the self-designed one! And loving the 16-patch too.

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  12. Those blocks, especially the mermaids is quite spectacular in the flesh. Photos don't do them justice. Thanks so much Fiona. That 16patch is rockin'

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  13. Those blocks, especially the mermaids is quite spectacular in the flesh. Photos don't do them justice. Thanks so much Fiona. That 16patch is rockin'

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  14. I love your new quilt and think the second bee block is stunning!

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  15. Your pieced star blocks look great! I like that dark fuchsia in the second one

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  16. I love your second block, I have severe block envy now!

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