For Elise

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Quite a lot of the points are nearly perfect... but don't look too close as there are some not so perfect! I had difficulty trying to re-size this pattern as it is set diagonally on point, so I changed it so that the blocks set straight and I am pleased with how it turned out (btw this is my inexperience and not the fault of the pattern) I finally got around to making a design board as I really needed one to help me decide where best to put blocks so that there was a good mix of each fabric colour. Super pleased I have finally labelled a quilt - http://craftygemini.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/make-your-own-fabric-labels-for-free.html (really easy and fun to make) What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is a really easy to follow pattern but you need to be careful cutting and trimming the blocks to ensure perfect points. As I wanted to change the size of the quilt I found it difficult to know exactly how many half square triangles I needed, which meant I kept having to cut more which was a little tedious... I ended up with 204 of them! I also found it very useful to string piece as it kept the the blocks together and there was not as much waste of thread (always a bonus).

What you will need

  • Makower Owls Pink 10 Fat Quarter Bundle Patchwork Fabric

Q&A with desna

NanaJeanFL asked:
Congratulations Desna! A brand new granddaughter is something to rejoice about! And you've made her a very special quilt. I love every detail - especially the motifs you selected for the simple yet beautiful FMQ. Well done my friend :D
desna answered:
Thanks Jean, I am truly rejoicing and feeling very blessed. I am really pleased with how this little quilt has turned out and really enjoying the fmq which I never thought I would say!
Pam NZ asked:
Congrats Granny Desna, and what a sweet welcome quilt for wee Elise... wow look at your FMQ!!! WTG you! Just wonderful, from start to finish!
desna answered:
Thank you so much Pam, I really had fun quilting this as I kept it simple and wanted to keep it soft and cuddly. Elise is just wonderful, love her so much already.
Darns asked:
Oh, desna, this is wonderful for your new granddaughter! Congratulations!! Totally sweet & girly (as it should be!) - and, yea for you for doing the FMQ - it gets better & better!
desna answered:
Thanks Darns, yes it is so girly and it suits little Elise perfectly as she is a wee beauty. I am definitely getting more enjoyment out of fmq but I need to keep practising.
klh asked:
Beautiful! Sugar & spice & everything nice for a cherished new granddaughter. Lovely lovely job, Desna. Congrats!
desna answered:
Thanks you so much for the lovely comment klh. Oh how I love little Elise so much already:)
Larri M asked:
So pretty! The colors have a soft, yet fresh appeal. I love how the blocks are set on point. It adds nice visual interest.
desna answered:
Thanks so much for comment:) I loved working with this fabric and am pleased how the quilt turned out after panicking that I was changing the pattern slightly.

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