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Emily's Quilt

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Emily and her sister, Ellis

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Casual
patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Scraps of cotton fabric, cotton thread for piecing, polyester wadding and polyester embroidery thread for FMQ.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Using up all those scraps to make something both pretty and practical - although, now I come to look at the scrap box, it still seems to be full up! How did that happen?

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just make it up as you go along - you'll find that a pattern will suggest itself to you along the way. UPDATE: 24 March 2013. I gave the quilt to Emily today, on her 21st birthday and she was delighted with it! I've added a picture of her snuggled up under it with her sister, Ellis.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

I was so thrilled when I saw a picture of this quilt on the craftsy website. As luck would have it, it was just as I was making the string blocks for the 2012 BOM class. I am going to make this because it's beautiful, but my favorite part is your hexies in the corners. What a cute idea, it kind of buttons it up literally. Thanks for sharing, I love all of your projects.

04/30/2013 Flag

Thank you so much! I think you'll find it's far easier than it looks - no paper piecing involved and a brilliant way of using up all those bits and pieces you may have thought were useless! Please post a picture of your quilt when you've finished it (or even a picture of your first block, if you like). I shall follow you with interest!

05/03/2013 Flag

Pat, this is fabulous , I just love the colours and the shapes and designs, what a brilliant way to use up the scraps. Glad to see you are still being bitten by the quilting bug. K x

08/13/2013 Flag

Thank you, Karen! I haven't done any quilting throughout the summer as I thought I ought to get out and about a bit for my health!!! Sitting at the sewing machine isn't exactly aerobic exercise! I've just made the two Advent Calendars (each of which only took a day) and am now psyching myself up to tackle a UFO that's mouldering away in a cupboard, as I really mustn't start anything new without first finishing what I've started!!

10/25/2013 Flag

lovely and will obviously be well loved!

10/18/2013 Flag

Thank you - I certainly hope so. Emily is at present in America on a long visit, but will be back in England next month to be reunited with her quilt! Just in time for the cold weather, I think!

10/25/2013 Flag

great for my scrap pile judy

05/09/2015 Flag

This is a beautiful quilt and such a great idea for all my scraps. Thanks for the pictures.

07/13/2016 Flag