Thursday, 29 March 2018

Time To Get Moving On A Slow Project

July of 2017, I got started on a very pretty project using an old Melly & Me quilt pattern.

I'm not quite sure why it is that I've only worked on this during two Retreats, months apart... last week when I spied it in my WIPs, (or was it the PFAs? Projects Forgotten About) I decided it was time to just get down to business.
Eight blocks had already been made... sixteen are required... so I've spent a bit of time making more blocks... fun! I quite enjoy making them, despite the fact that they are a bit fiddly.
I love the simplicity of the two colours; they're so pretty.

I also love the various secondary patterns created with the block layout.

A 17th block is required... the very first one I made, all seams were pressed to one side, but then I realised that because of the way the blocks rotate to be sewn for the quilt centre, the seams would be bulky. All blocks were then sewn with seams pressed open... fiddly & time-consuming to do, but so worth it.
The Pressing Ninja in me is very satisfied...

As for that very 1st block, it will get used as part of a future project.

Part of my motivation to get this quilt finished is that I recently bought the most divine backing for it... seriously it's gorgeous... can't wait to use it!

It's lovely to just get in my sewing room, click on a DVD & get sewing♥

18 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Love the look........ Didn't see the secondary pattern until you mentioned it..... Weird......

Justine said...

That's beautiful fabric, and definitely worth taking the time to get right!

sunny said...

So pretty, and your seams look awesome! I iron mine open occasionally, but not often.

Jeanette said...

Gorgeous. Love the 2 colours. Your seams look fabulous. Hugs,xx

marina said...

What a beautiful block, it’s gorgeous in the blue and white.
So many triangles!

retdairyqueen said...

Keep up the good work It will be worth it Looking good

Fiona said...

That's going to be so pretty in the blue and white....
Hugz

Jo said...

At least you are working on it now. I do love the blue and white. An orphan block can always be used.

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Lovely project. Coming along nicely.

Wendy said...

Such a beautiful project.

Maria said...

Looking great. Open seams are good when there are a lot of them...Will be a lovely quilt.

Pamela said...

This is gorgeous! I love the blue and white.

kiwikid said...

Beautiful quilt and blocks..the ironing Ninja has been busy!! Well worth the effort though, the blocks look wonderful. Well don you for tackling a PFA. Happy Easter.

Ondrea said...

That is a beautiful tone on tone fabric you have used. I also love the simplicity of 2 colours. Gee, you have done a lot in a short time. Well done.

Lin said...

Beautiful blue and white and the effect is fascinating. xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful, Anthea. I have always loved the combination of white and blue.

Teri said...

Very pretty....I just love 2 color quilts....you could use the 1st block on the back as a label.....

co coya said...

So pretty, and your seams look awesome! I iron mine open occasionally, but not often.
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