Thursday, 10 December 2009

My First Quilt Block!

Having decided to take up quilting for my next sewing challenge, I have finished making my first ever quilt block.  It is a Greek Cross, and the instructions can be found on Marcia Hohn's amazing Quilters Cache website.

I have decided to have a go at Popular Patchwork's stay at home quilt challenge for 2010.  The idea is you make an initial block, then they will show you how to add a different style border to it each month until you end up with a whole quilt top by the end of the year.  The instructions said to make a 12 1/2 inch block for starters and mine is only 12 inches but hopefully I will be able to work out the maths required!!

I know it's not perfect but I am pretty pleased with it for my first attempt :-)

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4 comments:

  1. It's lovely and I think you are going to have a lot of fun.

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  2. sarah the suburbanite28 December 2009 at 10:37

    Gorgeousness! I've got the magazine here, and am fabric shopping tomorrow. And if you are who I think you are, do you want to split a pack of fabric printing paper fabric with me? (it's the 10 inch block project in the same magazine)

    Of course, if you aren't who I think you are, then that's a bit of a weird offer.....

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  3. Hi Miss C :-) assume that is you anyhow!!

    Good idea re spitting a pack of fabric printing paper, if not too late for that. Where do you go for your fabric? I recently discovered Kushionz n Kwiltz in Hunstanton which has an amazing selection of fabrics.

    Will have to meet up for coffee and cake and sewing chat soon

    Viv x

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