Thursday, 20 September 2012

Latest Quilt in the making

Hello, I hope you're enjoying this lovely sunshine.  It's a pity the nights are drawing in, but I'm looking forward to putting the fire on again soon.

Thank you for all your comments about my linen quilt.  It's on my bed at the moment and I'm looking very cosy.  

Here's a peek of my latest addiction!  I decided to try some diamond in the square blocks and loved them so much I got carried away and made enough for a decent size quilt.  My design wall comes in very handy and I spent yesterday playing around with the layout until I was happy. 



I used the measurements in this book to cut the squares. Very useful if your maths is rusty like me! All the blocks are 6" finished size so it's easy to try out a few and be able to design your own quilt.



Better get on and start sewing them together.
Bye for now.
xxx

19 comments:

  1. The simplest blocks often make the most stunning quilts! Yours is looking fantastic, and I love the soft muted peachy pinks, yellows and blues you've used.
    What a great thing to have a design wall!
    Enjoy sewing them together!
    Gill xx

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  2. wow that's really cool looking! i really like that!

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  3. I love how graphic this quilt is. Yet the dainty flowers add a lot of femininity. Lovely!

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  4. Ooh it's looking lovely Debbie! Loving your mix of fabrics.
    Victoria xx

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  5. I LOVE this quilt. Just beautiful.

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  6. Very pretty, i'm after a sewing machine as one of my christmas presents. I might have a dabble next year ( at a simple one of course).

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  7. I love your quilts! I watched a movie back in the 60's called How to Make an American Quilt. It was about a group of women who were making a wedding gift for a young woman. Each woman created a block about her own life - the movie was good but I've always wanted to sit around a table like they did finishing a quilt.

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  8. The quilt will look beautiful once finished!! I like it against the wall as well :-)

    Happy evening!

    Madelief x

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  9. Not a quiltmaker myself - I admire your patience and precision - it looks like it is going to turn out beautifully

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  10. Oh I love it, absolutely beautiful, so country & chic too :)
    Karen x

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  11. It is so gorgeous. I can knit and crochet, but to be able to quilt is a true gift. And when you are done you have an amazing piece of art. How cool to have a whole wall to work with.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Meredith

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  12. Wow, this is beautiful! You are so talented! Have a good weekend! Ada :)

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  13. The quilt is gorgeous! Great job. :o)

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  14. Wow, you've been busy! Your quilt is absolutely fabulous, well done.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    xx

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  15. Wonderful quilt Debbie! I just love the simple design, might have to try that design soon :)
    Jessie, xo

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  16. Your quilt is looking wonderful, Debbie. Beautiful colours. I can see how a design wall would be so beneficial, I have to climb on a chair and look down on my designs!!

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  17. Wonderful new quilt! It is looking so inspiring I want to make one using these blocks too :)
    Helen x

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  18. Hi, I'm new to your blog and I just love reading it. I am interested in learning to quilt and found the book that you mentioned on this post and would like to know if it is worth it to buy....it is right at $8.00 including shipping.
    Thanks and look forward to seeing some more of your creations!!!

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  19. Oh that's amazing, same block as I've just started, yours is so pretty.

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