simply retro challenge, quilt 1, update 2 …

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So here we go, quilting (and non-quilting) folks … quilt top one of the Simply Retro challenge, done and dusted!!!

It came together very quickly, I must say. After working on scrappy quilts and hexagon quilts for a couple of years now, it was really fun to piece such ‘big’ blocks together. I would say a couple of days work in this quilt top … planning, cutting, sewing, etc. I love the little nine patch blocks in the quilt.

I didn’t follow the pattern in the Simply Retro with Camille Roskelley: Fresh Quilts from Classic Blocks book, but adapted it to the size I wanted, and I had to use the little blocks, and was so please to end up using all but one I had made up, in the design you can see above.

A little bonus I wasn’t expecting was a mini chevron quilt that manifested itself during the process, made up from all the little ‘off-cuts’ from the corners of the centre blocks, and from the Flying Geese blocks. They were too pretty to throw out, and I made a little quilt from then in just a couple of hours.

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 I do apologise for the quality/light in these photos, but because I leave for work early and get home late, the ‘photographic light’ is not the best. These were taken before 7 am this morning, on top of my white bedspread, and although the light is not good, you will get a general idea of the quilts.

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Very cute, huh? This week I’m lining up a class at my local Bernina dealer to learn how to quilt the mini quilt. I’ve no desire to quilt the ‘big’ quilts, but I’d like to learn how to quilt something this size. I will let you know how I go … fun times!

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One Comment

  1. Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    They both look fabulous Sharon, and I’m excited to hear about your quilting class as well! My top is finished, but glaring balefully at me needing it’s final seams pressed, then I can photograph it. Hopefully tomorrow. And then that’s March finished!! Hooray :D

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