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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

love it, and the girls looks so snuggled up in it, a job well done. Yes I too have used heaps of scraps, but I still have quite a few more. I have a scrappy one in progress. but leaving it for the time being. as there is so many things i want to do, and finish.....there is always something new I want to try.. Oh and BTW personally I think the moda snow worked. but hey we are all more critical of our own work.

03/26/2013 Flag

Thank you. It was a relief to know that the quilt was so well received. Yes - like you, I'm always looking to start something new, even when I'm halfway through the current project. I have to be strong with myself or my cupboard will fill up with UFOs as well as scraps!

03/30/2013 Flag

I really like the pattern you used in Emily's quilt. If I were clever, I could sit down and copy it or make it for paper piecing. I am not clever and need lots more help than is shown here. I have been looking for a paper piecing pattern like this but it seems as if yours is an original. If you have any tips or even the pattern, I would really appreciate having it.

04/14/2013 Flag

It was really so easy - you just get a couple of tiny scraps and sew them together, and then just keep adding longer scraps on two alternate sides until the block is as large as you want it. None of the scraps is exactly the same size as another and they aren't even of one width either. Just use up bits and pieces and keep going. I got the idea from a book called "Sunday Morning Quilts" although I adapted the pattern slightly as the one shown in the book was a bit "busy" and involved an awful lot of joins. Good luck with it - just make it up as you go along and you can't go wrong!

04/19/2013 Flag

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