Sunday, 10 November 2013

Quilty Progress

Hello, I hope you're having a good weekend.  Thought I'd drop in with a quick update on my latest quilt.  It really hasn't been the best week to be cutting up fabric.  The light levels have been so low I could barely see what I was doing, but got there in the end.  I've gone for a Bird in the Air block this time, keeping the larger floral prints for the bigger triangles.  It was quite difficult splitting them into "darks" and "lights" as they're all fairly pale, but I love how it's going so far.  There are so many ways they can be arranged, but this is my favourite at the moment.  The more you look at it the more patterns appear!

That's 25 blocks done.  Another 75 to do then I can have fun rearranging them.  (Sorry, awful photos.  It's either too dark or too bright at the moment)

Bye for now


  1. Your quilt is going to be sooooo pretty, you choose the prettiest colours, love how it all blends. I'm not familiar with "Bird in the Air" block so I will look it up.

  2. I LOVE this - the fabrics are just beautiful. Know what you mean about the light, I've been straining my eyes this afternoon cutting strips for my next quilt!
    Have a lovely week and looking forward to seeing more of these pretty blocks,

  3. Looks really gorgeous, I really love the prints and colours you're using. The bird in the air block looks great too, I've not heard of it before. Happy piecing!! Sam xx

  4. Beautiful fabrics and such a lovely design! I have just this weekend finished my very first quilt (I'm doing a ta-dah on my blog tomorrow) and I'm already itchin' to do another...I'm hooked! Chrissie x

  5. Wow, it is looking fantastic so far.
    Good luck.

  6. That's quite a task you've got there Debbie! I can't wait to see future progress pics, it's sure to be wonderful. Would love to try quilting myself, but fear it looks far too complicated for me x

  7. Wow! Realy beautiful and nice fabrics.


  8. It's going to look pretty.. I've always wanted to make a patchwork quilt.. I'm not very good at sewing but I'm determined to give it a go. :o)

  9. Really striking fabricc and a perfect design to use.
    Doesnt it look a delight laid against the textured white fabric too!

  10. Looking at your quilt, I now have an idea of what to use a layer cake for. I've been saving it waiting for inspiration. I think your 'Bird's in the air' have done it for me. My fabrics are similar. I need to research the block now. I look forward to seeing more of your quilt, it's lovely.

  11. This is a lovely quilt top. No matter what styles I try, I often come back to this more traditional vintage floral look; it has such a timeless appeal. The block is is very attractive. Did you use pre cuts or cut it out yourself? I'm interested because I have just pieced blocks for a windmill block from a layer cake, and more recently a Xmas table runner from a charm square pack, and have to say, convenient though these are in terms of a matching collection, there is quite an inconsistency in the size of the squares which makes accurate piecing difficult. Since I am working at the moment on accurate piecing techniques, I might avoid the precuts for a while!!
    Have you planned how you will quilt yours yet?

  12. Lindo trabalho.
    Parabéns também pelas lindas fotos dos posts anteriores.
    Um abraço.

  13. I love your quilt top, the block is such a pretty one and your fabrics are lovely. I know what you mean about the light levels......from one extreme to the other and hard to see your sewing!
    Helen x

  14. Your quilt looks beautiful Debbie! At the moment I am very much into crochet, but when I see quilts like yours, I want to start on one as well.

    Have a lovely evening!

    Madelief x

  15. Of course, I have a assumed that quilting is a lot of work, but I didn't know that it is that much work! Obviously it is truly a labor of love, similar to gardening I might add. Your quilt looks great already and as a finished product it will be gorgeous! Have fun creating!