Friday, 30 May 2014

Wednesday - Sewing with Friends

After a break of several months, a few friends and I got together last Wednesday to make a quilt.  Our usual informal 'rules' applied - The quilt we make is gifted to a local charitable group, the pattern is chosen from a book that we haven't used before and the quilt is made using fabrics from our stash.

I chose the design for this one - Belize from the book Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett (That Patchwork Place) and I've got to say it was a pleasure to make!  The instructions are clear and very well written.  This quilt in particular (I haven't tried the others in the book, yet) is great for a group to put together, using simple 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" pieces with 2 1/2" squares, and there are very few seams to match so it goes together quickly.

We started with this lovely border fabric from Evol's stash -

and then found the fabric for the background and it was simple to find all the colourful 'scraps' to make it up.  Here it is -

The final quilt is about 61 1/2" square, so it's a reasonable size.  It's a bit of a grey day here today, but I like the effect of it hanging from the clothesline.  I'll happily pass it to Evol later today for quilting and look forward to seeing it completed.


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