Archive for February, 2011


Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Scrappy spools, with scrappy borders.

This is my sort of quilt, when I ran out of one thing for the border, I added another!

The spools (Klosjes) were stitched from my basket of  2 1/2" strips either by machine when I was sitting at it, or by hand when I was out and about. And as often happens it was quicker to stitch than I anticipated!

Come and stitch your own with me at The Eternalmaker on Sat 2nd July!

Intricate Blocks

Monday, February 7th, 2011

I stitched this tryout block from the Jinny Beyer book of Blocks . The pattern pieces were in the QNM for Feb/March 2011 I think.

I made it by hand, as I often find this quicker for a one off. I love it, but I think it needs to be bigger. This one measures 12" accross the middle. It is called 'The Gay Comos'.

For some hints and tips on how simple it is to hand piece, check out the Minnock and Simpson blog as Laurie is hand piecing some 8 point stars. How relaxing is that in front of a good film!

It is a bit like the blocks from the George II quilt from the V and A show last year. I know they were round, but this has that same sort of intracy about it.

Those of you who admired the quilt might like to know that Marta, a Spainish quilter has started to draught the blocks, and has the pattern to download. Check out her site here! I have a copy of the pattern with all the best intentions….!

It will be great to see how she gets on, and if others have a go!