Quilty things

I posted a WIP a while back, but forgot to give you a picture when the quilt was finished last week.  I’ve called it  Topsy, because it “just growed” Having started with a simple block, I didn’t know where to go with it next.  Faute de mieux, I continued adding borders until it covered me in the chair where I was sewing!  It’s the warmest quilt I’ve ever made,
as the middle layer is a 3-layer fleece quilt that came as a freebie.  It’s fairly thick, which made it hard work to hand quilt, so I kept the stitching to a minimum.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASince then, I’ve made a fabric ball for a baby, pentagons in the old English Patchwork Piecing method over paper.  What next?  Do I feel a scrap quilt coming on? OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



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11 Responses to Quilty things

  1. Romi says:

    The quilt is gorgeous, and the ball is lovely. Thank you for sharing your photos.


  2. I always, always enjoy your quilty posts, Viv!! Brilliant work and the ball for baby…SO precious! 🙂


  3. katechiconi says:

    Beautiful quilt, Viv, I can see it must have been lots of work. I love the colours and fabrics you suggested for the little hexie ball – I hope it’s given you a taste for more!


    • Lots of work, and it took three times as long as usual because I couldn’t work for long at a time. I’ve spent the evening chain stitching over all the seams in the ball in silk, because I wasn’t happy about the visibility of the joining stitches.


  4. Rosemary Bimson says:

    Lovely work Viv. I have recently bought a Horn sewing cabinet, from E-Bay, to put into my sewing room so now have no excuse for not sewing. Went to the Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate at the weekend and saw a quilt, using scrapes, which has enthused me to use mine. I’m not good at this as I have always thought that you don’t put patterns together, so it’s outside my comfort zone. Will keep you updated on its progresss.

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    • scrapes? Patterns together can work spectacularly, but they do need a lot of care in choosing. I made a successful table cover using all Liberty prints in 1″ squares, shading them like a Deirdre Amsden watercolour quilt. The quilt has been in constant use for more than 20 years, and is a little faded, but still one of my favourites.

      Are you still on the boat?


  5. catterel says:

    Really beautiful – I don’t know how you manage without a frame!

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    • I can’t use a frame – I like the quilt to remain flexible when hand quilting. I do stretch the three layers separately and hold them taut with masking tape when doing the layering using 555 glue. My days of tacking a big quilt by crawling all over it are long gone, but I do baste the outer edge all round.


  6. restlessjo says:

    It looks beautiful, Viv 🙂


  7. Misky says:

    So incredibly beautiful!


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