Splendid Sampler Quilt Finish


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Joining up with Elm Street Quilts

This was my plan to finish my Splendid Sampler, 83 – 6 inch blocks. Done.  It will warm my bed during our New Zealand winter.  I have even washed it, I don’t have a dryer so I was happy to manage to dry it in the sun and wind, even though its Autumn here.

  • This month my goal is to quilt the final piece of my quilt. This is the largest section – it goes diagonally across the middle of the quilt.
  • Join each section together – at this point two sections are joined and I have two more to do this to as well. As it involves the largest section – might be a bit of a mission.
  • Place it on top of the bed I want it to go on and see what I want to add to it in terms of borders.
  • Add the two side borders using the method “stitch and flip”.  Which means sewing on the border material to the quilt – the backing and batting are in place already. A step I have never done before so we’ll see how I go.
  • Decide what I will do about a bottom border. Probably no top border.

Quilt on a bed. It’s a little short but it will do.

Close up of part of quilt.

Part of Splendid Sampler Quilt

Drying outside.

Splendid Sampler quilt

A few of the blocks

Girls on Splendid Sampler Bird quilt block

Crochet quilt block

Completed Quilt.

Splendid Sampler Quilt

Fabric used was mostly The Wordsmith by Janet Clare.  The peach colour is Lady Edith Swirl from the Downton Abbey Collection. Dark Green from Thyme With Friends from Maywood Studio.

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#2018 Planning Party Update

2018 Planning Party

Joining in with the 2018 Planning Party over at Quilting JETgirl.

So almost one third of the year has gone so let’s see where I am!

What do I hope to achieve in 2018 in terms of quilting?

  • Complete my Grandma’s Kitchen quilt by quilting and binding it.  ♥    Completed 
  • Complete the I Love Dirt quilting and binding   ♥    Completed 
  • Quilt about three tops that I have   Next in line is one of these.
  • Finish off a QAYG project that I started in 2017 and lost interest in, by doing a half size quilt
  • Bind another couple of quilts waiting for that to happen
  • Biggest goal is to piece up 40 more Splendid Sampler 6 inch blocks and then join them into a top and quilt, most likely using the same method for quilting as Grandma’s Kitchen.   ♥    Completed 
  • Finish piecing my log cabin hearts and sew into a top.  ⇐  Working on at present. I have all the blocks complete and will now put them aside to work on something else. Log Cabin heart blocks
  • Plan a quilt and look for fabric that will suit it, one in memory of my mother, when planned start it. ♥    Planning started, fabric being gathered.
  • Link with my sister to make a memory quilt for my Dad – we did save his clothing and my sister has  prepared pieces.  ♥    Off the list as my sister is well ahead with this.
  • Take a trip north to visit some quilt shops – and family of course. ♥    Completed 
  • Learn some photography skills for both quilt and book blogging

Mixture of quilts

So even though it has been the summer months I am rather pleased with where I am, plus I have started on a small baby quilt too!  Still those tops though waiting to be quilted.

Baby Quilt Top

In a couple of months there will be another little grand nephew so I have been making a simple little quilt that he can use perhaps to lie and kick on.

In the meantime here is my young Aussie grand nephew wrapped up in his “I Love Dirt” quilt that I sent him.  I am sure he is looking forward to his new cousin.

Wrapped uo in a quilt

This one is much simpler and I used some Baby Jungle by Makower fat quarters that I had.

The blocks are …..

4 patch quilt block Quilt Block Log cabin block

Top finished… or is it?Quilt top

I’ve sewn the bottom border wrong way round! So leave it for a few days, unpick it and resew!

Bottom border on Jungle Quilt top

Next will be to organise backing. I am going to go scrappy as I want to use up some of the fabric from this quilt plus some left over backing I used for the I Love Dirt quilt. I’ve decided I need to use fabric up rather than leave pieces lying about.

Joining Up the Splendid Sampler OMG April

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Joining up with Elm Street Quilts

  • This month my goal is to quilt the final piece of my quilt. This is the largest section – it goes diagonally across the middle of the quilt.
  • Join each section together – at this point two sections are joined and I have two more to do this to as well. As it involves the largest section – might be a bit of a mission.
  • Place it on top of the bed I want it to go on and see what I want to add to it in terms of borders.
  • Add the two side borders using the method “stitch and flip”.  Which means sewing on the border material to the quilt – the backing and batting are in place already. A step I have never done before so we’ll see how I go.
  • Decide what I will do about a bottom border. Probably no top border.

Joining two pieces of the quilt

The two pieces that are joined!

Icing on the Cake  Quilt

This would be getting the binding sewn on. But not making it a “must” for this month’s goal.