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Creative Week 42

This weeks quilt idea Gated Squares

Gated Squares Quilt

 

 

This quilt measures approx 84″ by 106.5″

Gated Squares Block 16 inches square

 

The block is 16″ square set on point.

Follow these links for the fabric requirements:-Gated Squares Quilt fabric requirements in yards.JPG

The rotary cutting instructions:-Gated Squares Rotary Cutting Info

Gated Square setting triangle rotary cutting instructions

Gated square corner triangles rotary cutting instructions

The left and right borders 2 x 8.5″ by 91″ and the top and bottom borders 2 x 8.5″ by 84 3/8″

Binding will need an additional 30″ of fabric cut into 12  2.5″ strips across the wide of the fabric, joined together.

Quilt Show Reminder

28th – 30th

West Country Quilt Show

Shepton Mallet

http://www.westcountryquiltshow.co.uk

Until next week, thanks for visiting.

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Creative Week 38

This weeks Quilt idea – The quilt with no name.

4 blocks 1 Quilt

This quilt is made up of 4 blocks

Block 1

Block 1 rotary cutting info

Block 2

Rotary Cutting info – Block 2 rotary cutting info

Block 3

Rotary Cutting info – Block 3 rotary cutting info

Block 4

Rotary Cutting info – Block 4 rotary cutting info

Rotary Cutting info for the borders

Border 1 Left and right cut 2 x 1.5″ x 72.5″ and top and bottom  cut 2 x 1.5″ x 74.5″

Border 2 Left and right cut  2 x 2.5″ x 74.5″ and top and bottom  cut 2 x 2.5″ x 78.5″

Border 3 Left and right cut  2 x 4.5″ x 78.5″ and top and bottom  cut 2 x 4.5″ x 86.5″

The quilt layout is here – Quilt Layout

 

Quilt show reminder

October/November

31st October – 3rd November

Knitting and Stitching Show

Dublin

http://www.twistedthread.com/pages/exhibitions/viewExhibition.aspx?id=45

November

1st – 3rd

Autumn Quilt Festival

Duxford

Thanks for visiting, until next week. x

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Autumn_Duxford.html

 


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Creative Week 33

This weeks quilt idea Hidden Depths. This design is based on the fret work on the windows of many of the hotels in Singapore, as many of the buildings there seem to have a space around them between the exterior and the interior, presumably this is done to help with the heat.  Very Art Deco ish.

Hidden Depths Quilt

This quilt measures approximately 60″ by 60″, of course, it could be made large with the addition of more blocks or adding borders.  The fabric requirements would be need to be added to.  This block would also make a great cushion cover by increasing the size of the block, adding borders and/or flanges.  The black bars give the appearance of receding whilst the orange come forward, but it could just be my eyesight – I am writing this without my glasses on!

Follow the links for the rotary cutting info – Hidden Depths rotary cutting info per block.  The block diagram – Hidden Depths Block. The fabric requirements in yards – Hidden depths fabric requirements (yards)

This version highlights the use of  Art Gallery Fabrics range Oval Elements and gives an impression of being woven.

Scrappy Hidden depths

Again it is approximately 60″ square.  The fabric measurements needed can be found here – Scrappy Hidden Depths Fabric requirements (yards)

 

This time I have added an applique version

Applique Scrappy Hidden Depths

This could be done in any number of ways, for example using the patterned fabric as the background with fuseable bias tape for the bars, or by cutting and fusing, then stitching the patterned fabric to the white background fabric.  There are of course other ways of doing applique work.   I have had in mind fusing the patterned fabric to the background then stitching around each piece, this again throws up a number of ways to carry out the task, using a fuseable web to the entire back of each piece or add just a strip of web to the the centre, then making sure the edges are thoroughly stitched in place to prevent fraying; or just stitching around each shape slightly in from the edge to encourage fraying.  Then of course there is the choice of which stitch to use – oh the possibilities.

 

Quilt Show Reminder

26th – 29th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Exeter

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=exeter

 

Enjoy. Until next week, thank you for visiting. x

 

 

 


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Creative Week 32

I have spent the weekend going through all my UFO’s sadly there are very many of them, so I have made a decision (I think!) not to start anything new until at least half of these UFO’s are finished.  The intention is there, we’ll have to see how I hold up.

This weeks quilt idea is called Criss Cross. 

Criss Cross

 

Criss Cross Block

The block layout

This quilt measures 48″ square.

The following links are for

I then changed the colours to give a more autumnal look

Criss Cross 2a

This version measures 76″ square.

The fabric requirements are here (again in yards) Criss Cross 2 Fabric requirements

The addition of borders has enlarged the quilt.

The first border requires the fabric to be cut as follows;- for the left and right borders cut 2 borders 48 1/2″ by 2 1/2″ and for the top and bottom cut 2 pieces 52 1/2″ by 2 1/2″

The second border has 2 pieces cut at 52 1/2″ by 1 1/2″ for the left and right borders and 54 1/2″ by 1 1/2″ in cream fabric

The third border in gold the strips are all cut 4 1/2″ wide the left and right require a length of 54 1/2″ and the top and bottom need to be cut at 62 1/2″

The fourth border in cream is again cut at 1 1/2″ wide for the left and right borders the length is 62 1/2″ and the top and bottom 64 1/2″

The fifth and final border is 6 1/2″ wide and (for left and right) 64 1/2″ long and for the top and bottom 76 1/2″

The layout can be changed as shown below.  The fabric requirements and border dimensions remain the same.

Criss Cross 2b

Criss Cross 2c

Criss Cross 2d

Criss Cross 2e

Criss Cross 2f

Quilt Show update

20th – 22nd

Scottish Quilt Championships

Edinburgh

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Scottish_Edinburgh.html

26th – 29th

Creative Stitches/Hobbycraft

Exeter

http://www.ichf.co.uk/csh/?show=exeter

Enjoy. Until next week, thank you for visiting. x

 

 

 


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Creative Week 27

This weeks quilt idea – Sea and Seaweed

Sea and Seaweed II

Sea and Seaweed II

Sea and Seaweed Quilt Top

Sea and Seaweed I

 

Both these quilts have the same fabrics and borders all that is different is the arrangement of blocks.

Sea and Seaweed Block Sketch

Follow these links for the fabric info –  Sea and Seaweed Fabric requirements.JPG and  for the cutting info Sea and Seaweed Outer Border 3 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Outer Border 3 Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Middle Border 2 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Middle Border 2 Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Inner Border Sides Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Inner Border 1 Top and Bottom Rotary Cutting Info.JPG Sea and Seaweed Block Rotary Cutting Info.JPG


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Creative Week 19

This week I thought I’d show a page of my book, showing the design of a new quilt top.

sketchbook page 1

I have some large prints in the Ticklish Collection from Moda,

diagram 1

which I wanted to try to keep as whole as I could without going down the route of just framing them with other fabrics a la the Kaffe Fassett workshop quilt I made last year.  I have this print in four colourways, this will yield me eight blocks – 4 positive and 4 negative.  I have applied fuseable web to the backs of all 4 fabrics, cut 9 10″ blocks from a tone on tone black print (my little son bought for me at Christmas).  The 8 print blocks will be applied to the black fabric squares, blanket stitch will be done around each print before adding sashing, from the black fabric and corner stones, from a colour or colours from the prints;  then laid out in a 3 by 3 block arrangement with a blank black square in the middle to make up the quilt top.  The quilting on the centre block will be done with a varigated thread in a pattern to mimic the cut prints, with straight lines stitched through each block, along the diagonals, top to bottom and left to right, I will also stitch in the ditch along all the seams.

Here’s how I made the blocks-:

Applied fuseable web

Applied fuseable web

Adding guide lines for drawing shapes

Adding guide lines for drawing shapes

drawn shapes ready for cutting

drawn shapes ready for cutting

 

block 1

block 1 neg

 

block 2 pos and neg

 

This, as I am sure you have guessed, is still a work in progress!

Quilt Show reminder

21st – 23rd

National Quilt Championships

Sandown, Esher

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/National_Esher.html

Thank you fro dropping by, until next week. x


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Creative Week 17

Again I haven’t been able to complete/create much as my little son has been on holiday from school for the past week, we have been trying to remain entertained in between exam revision and keeping up beat due to the rain and cold we have endured enjoyed!

I have started work on some small cushions made from leftovers, yet to be finished (of course) and stitched the last few remaining blocks from those left over from the previous weeks quilt tops.

cushion 1 cushion 2

 

The stitching lines that are visible are only temporary and will be removed once the cushions are complete.  This fabric was purchased some years ago whilst on holiday in Quimper (pronounced Kemper) Brittany France. http://www.brittanytourism.com/discover-brittany/heritage/quimper Well worth a trip if you’re in the area.  We also enjoyed a boat trip from Benodeot at the mouth of the river Odet (Benodeot is the literal translation of the mouth of the Odet) up river to Quimper, the views of different styles of chateau are really worth seeing –  perhaps it is time for a return visit, maybe next year!

leftovers

This small piece measures 20.5″ by 24.5″ unfinished (again), I’ll add a couple of borders to bring the size up to maybe 30″ by 30″.  Starting with a white/ivory border just on the right and left sides 2″ (finished) to bring it up to 24.5″ square, then 3″ borders all around.

 

This week Quilt Idea – Rail Fence Trio  a simple but effective quilt made with just three colours of fabric sewn into 2 strip sets then cut into blocks.

42" by 52"

Cutting:-

From the light fabric

20 x 1.5″ strips across the width of the fabric for the quilt top set aside 4 of these for the inner border.

From the medium fabric

12 x 1.5″ strips across the width of the fabric.

From the dark fabric

12 x 1.5″ strips across the wide of the fabric (blocks)

4 x 5.5″ strips across the width of fabric (outer border)

6 x 2.5″ strips across the width of fabric (binding)

Block 1 (centre strip green) stitch 4 strip sets comprising of dark, light, medium, light, dark.  Press all seams in one direction from the front.  Sub cut into 5.5″ blocks (28 in total)

Block 2 (centre strip red/burgundy) stitch 4 strips sets comprising of medium, light, dark, light, medium.  Press all seams in one direction from the front.  Sub cut into 5.5″ blocks (28 in total)

Arrange as per quilt diagram, placing alternate blocks at 90 degree rotation, 6 across and 8 down. Stitch in rows, pressing as you go.  Join rows, pressing as you go.

Add the inner border:- from the light fabric, cut 2 strips 32.5″ by 1.5″ and two 40.5″ by 1.5″ add the shorter 2 to the shorter edges of the quilt top before adding the longer two.  Press

Add the outer border:- from the dark fabric, cut 4 strips 42.5″ by 5.5″.  Stitch one border strip to each of the longer edges, press before adding the remaining two borders.

Layer up on top of a backing fabric (placed face down on a flat surface) and batting, baste using method of choice.  Quilt as desired. Square up before adding the binding made from the remaining dark fabric, cut into 2.5″ strips joined to make the required length.  Add a label and you’re finished – Enjoy.

Fabric requirements:-

Light fabric – 80cm/30″ (includes enough for inner border)

Medium fabric – 50cm/18″

Dark fabric – 150cm/55″ (includes enough for outer border and binding)

Backing fabric – to measure 122cm/ 48″ by 148cm/58″

Batting same size as backing fabric.

Thread, both piecing and quilting.

I have been exact with the fabric measurements in inches but generous in cms.

You will have 4 of each block left over (as well as 3.5″ from each strip if using 42″ wide fabric).  From the left over blocks I will be making 2 small cushions to go with the quilt.

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Quilt Show Update.

7th – 8th June

Springfields Quilt Show

Spalding Lincs

http://www.grosvenorshows.co.uk/html/Springfields.html