Sunday, 16 March 2014

Quilt progress in pictures

A while ago I decided to do a string quilt. Not feeling the love of a traditional string block with muslin, I decided on making another stringy project  - as a fan quilt.

First deciding on the fabric - my left over Kate Spain fabrics screamed spring, summer and good mood to me, so that was an easy choice.

Then finding the inspiration and deciding on the placement of fans

Then cutting the strips

And then cutting a lot of 9 degree wedges

Sewing the wedges together in big  45 degree 20" fans

So far so good :) Next step is to figure out the background fabrics (Linnen? Small dots?) and start the appliqué.
This is an easy and fun project and I have a feeling this will end up being a really great quilt.
Becuase I'm using random size strips there has been very little measuremenst and no pinning so far, so it almost feels like cheating.


  1. I love the ease of string blocks. I know your fan shapes will make a gorgeous quilt.

  2. It's going to be a beautiful quilt. Yah for no matching of seams.

  3. Hi Cille! Looks exciting and fun! Your Fabrics are beautiful and perfect for an early spring! x Teje

  4. this is so fun to see the progression of your quilt plan. what fun colors and what a pattern! I love it!