Thursday, 3 November 2011

A finish…

Yes, I am not kidding. After a long period where I seemed only able to start new quilts I actually managed to finish a quilt.  And I may just have started a very unhealthy relationship with Heirloom as well. At least from a financial perspective.  It's on sale this week from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics btw. Been shopping already... A lot!

The design is super simple which is intentional to show off the beautiful fabric. It’s Joel Drewberry’s Pendant Quilt but with a simplification. I found a much easier way to add the triangles than the way it’s described in the pattern. Something like a double Y-seam and then a lot of twisting and turning.  After 8 tries trying to decode the instructions and where it just didn’t work, 8 times undoing with the seam ripper and an unsuccessful visit to youtube for instructions I was ready to quit. The cuts were in front of me when I suddenly saw the light *LOL* . Just add one triangle to the top piece e.g. the right one and then add the opposite triangle to the bottom piece and then pin and sew.

I made a simple zig-zag quilting pattern and the filling is cotton.  The white is Moda Snow (so not really white) and the background is dark grey and some leftovers. I went with a small dotted grey for the border.

 I think my Goddaughter, who is 14 (unbelievable… It seems like only yesterday her Mum and I were out dancing most weekends *sigh*), will be very happy to finally have her own quilt.

I am linking up to Amylouwho's Sew & Tell. I missed it last time... big buhhh on me for that.


  1. Lucky Goddaughter. I'm sure she'll dance for joy.

  2. I love it!
    And you are so !!! clever to solve your problem.
    But then, you were very determined to make this one.
    Yes, dancing all night ... those were the days?
    I'm so happy they're over and I have stability in my life
    As well as love, family, and so much more self confidence!
    OMG I'm ancient!

  3. I'm sure your Goddaughter will love it! I love the polka-dot-binding!

  4. This quilt is gorgeous. I really love the colors you chose, especially the gray. :)

  5. wow, you are quite dedicated to stick with it after 8 trials. it looks like it was worth it. the color combo is very bright and happy. congrats!

  6. That is beautiful! Love the colors with the grey accent. She will love it!

  7. That is so beautiful, I love the pattern and the fabric!! The binding dots are super cute!

  8. I love it! I am in love with that fabric right now and am sitting on my fat quarter bundle waiting to decide what to do with it.

  9. Such a lovely gift for your goddaughter - she will love it! Love the gray binding too!

  10. What a lovely quilt! Definilty love the fabrics you are using.

  11. Really great adjustment, I found your blog because if it. I just downloaded this pattern and I wanted to simplify it a little bit, to avoid having to make the angled cuts. I like your way, the directions aren't that great. I'm thinking of cutting rectangles and then makeing hourglass blocks that match each end... but that means half square triangles. :o) If you have any other suggestions can you let me know? Thanks, Kim