Monday 31 March 2014

slowly slowly

Well hello! It's been a while. Things have been pretty busy round here and my sewing time has been severely limited. But I have been very slowly working on some pretty things

 I fell head over heels in love with the Tone it Down quilt by Lissa Alexander in the February edition of American Patchwork and Quilting and the very lovely Svetlana sent me a copy because I couldn't get hold of it in the UK. I really love this quilt. It's got this old-time charm about it that I just can't resist!

Over the last few months I've been slowly making blocks using some of my favourite fabrics and lots of lovely low volume prints, mostly bought from Amanda's shop Westwood Acres. I love her Inside Voices club and it feels like Christmas every month when my beautiful package arrives.

I'm making the scrappy version of this quilt so all the background fabrics are cut individually, but you can strip piece it so it's quicker. I've been cutting the fabric block by block in the evenings and then when I get a chance to sew, I can just grab a block and go :)

I've only made 6 blocks so far, but it's the kind of quilt that I don't really want to finish anyway, because I'm enjoying making it so much :)
If you are on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you can use the hashtag #APQquiltalong to see hundreds of versions of this gorgeous quilt.

Thanks for visiting
Fiona x


  1. It's a really beautiful pattern - I love watching your new blocks grow on IG. Looking forward to seeing it come together in a full top :)

  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This looks gorgeous, andI love the scrappy look. xx

  4. Oooh, ooh, you've been held up catching monkeys.... *ahem* Love the blocks :o)

  5. It's so lovely Fi! Scrappy quilts are my all time fav! Jxo

  6. This is so great - I really like it alot!

  7. I love this. I'm not very good at scrappy but this quilt is definitely on my bucket list. Your blocks look fab.

  8. I really do love this quilt. I even managed to find a copy of the magazine in Australia! Yours is looking very pretty. I, like you, have no time to sew at the moment, but I live vicariously through blogs and Instagram!


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