Thursday, 17 May 2012

My Precious QAL - Update

Yummy fabric...my precccious fabric... 

Used them all except for the bottom one which will be used for the back and binding probably.

A little while ago I decided I should join in with Kelby Sews' My Precious Quilt Along because I had not one - but two piles of hoarded fabric that I just couldn't cut in to!  After this pile of fabric sat in the drawer for, well, forever, I thought that maybe I would make a quilt using huge diamond shapes in these yummy Amy Butler Love fabrics.  The idea was vetoed when I bought a pattern book which had a great pattern in it which used rectangles - so I plucked up the courage and cut it! 

So as you can see here, these are the yummy strips that I cut, all lined up and ready to sew. 


Result - I love it!  I'm happy that I went with this pattern and love the way the colours of the fabric go together.  Rectangles are definitely me :)  I've made 25 blocks and laid them out in a 5x5 grid.  The pattern I used was from the "Happy Hour" pattern book and is called Triple Treat Petite and was so easy.  I'm glad it was easy otherwise I would have hemmed and hawed too much and not got anything done! 


Ahh... what a relief to be done cutting it and sewing the blocks together!  I will finish sewing the top together this weekend, with luck!  And one of the best bits is that I still have some scraps to play with!!  Yum :)  I'm linking this beauty up to Kelby Sews' My Precious QAL.

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12 comments:

Charlotte said...

wow - that's quick work! Looks lovely :-D

Liz DandeliondD said...

It's gorgeous
xxxx

Sarah Ashford said...

Wow it's beautiful! Can't wait to see it all sewn up. xx PS I think you better amend the typo in the second to last sentence - priceless! ;-)

Andrea said...

So pretty! I love your combination of florals and dots. Great job!

Deborah said...

I love your fabrics. I can see why you hesitated to cut them......but so worth it for this lovely quilt!

Cherie said...

Great selection of fabrics, love all those bright colours! Great quilt pattern. Will be waiting to see the finish =D

Irina said...

It's looking great! I'll love to see it when it's finished... Amy Butler's fabrics are lovely!

Amy said...

Oh it is just gorgeous! Love the fabrics and the pattern.

And I completely understand you not wanting to cut it. I feel the same about some of my fabric, but I am trying to overcome that and am starting to really get into my stash.

AudreyN said...

Beautiful fabric! I wish I had the patience to quilt, or just the time!

elizabeth said...

So pretty!

Paula said...

Great fabric! Found you from the blog hop! I am a new follower!

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