Emily's Quilt

Project Description

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? 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.

What you will need

  • Scraps of cotton fabric
  • cotton thread for piecing
  • polyester wadding and polyester embroidery thread for FMQ.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

desna asked:
Pat your quilt is just beautiful and such a lovely gift for your grand-daughter. Really love it and great way of using up scraps:)
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Desna! I do hope she will like it. Her birthday is next Sunday (24th March) and I think she's coming home from Uni for the weekend.
desna asked:
Oh and I LOVE the hexis...
patz in suffolk answered:
I always have to gild the lily! But this time I couldn't bring myself to try to FMQ all the sashing on my noisy little old machine, even though I'd managed to stipple the blocks with it, the new machine being in the workshop.
DenMck asked:
Great result with your scraps! Sashing worked out well.
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you! I still wish I'd used white and not "snow" for the sashing - but too late now ...
johellen asked:
I love the 3D look that you got. I wonder if it's because the sashing is light instead of dark?? At any rate, it looks great!
patz in suffolk answered:
It's funny, but in real life I can't see the 3-D effect - it only became apparent in the photographs!
Pam NZ asked:
What a very cool looking quilt Patricia! Something else looks cool too... and not in a nice way... snow... b b b brrrrrr!!!! I recognise lots of the fabrics too... and hexies add a little magic. What a lovely surprise for your grand daughter :-)
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Pam! The snow's gone away now, but it's still extremely cold here in East Anglia (and the rest of the country, I think). This winter seems to be going on forever ... Yes, it was a great way to use up lots of scraps - still plenty left, though!