The day is finally here..
about blimming time I hear you say!
I hope you love it like I do!
Between loading and unloading the washing machine
last week I made up this
Here you can see my choice of binding too.
It was an online buy,
which can be hit and miss,
but I think the colours work perfectly.
The binding fabric was a metre square,
so lots of joins!
Luckily being striped they dont show.
My inspiration for this quilt primarily came from
I was quite smitten,
and so the journey began.
Searching out fabrics from
junk shops, charity shops, friends and the www!
Previous to my discovery of the want to make quilt
I had bought some
that I made into cushions..
which influenced my colour combinations.
To tell you the truth some of the hexagons,
in my mind are downright hideous!!
But strangely they do work together as a whole.
(please click on pictures to get a closer look)
1. This quilt is a hand sewn English paper pieced quilt.
Check out my tutorial at the top of my blog to see
how it's done.
2. I made my own templates with computer paper.
The diamonds measure from point to point 4.5"
Which makes the hexagon sides a little over 5".
3. I didn't use a pattern from anywhere,
it's not necessary really.
4. The quilt measures approx 70" square,
which fits a UK double bed,
not entirely as I didn't want the pillows covered.
5. I used heirloom cotton/polyester mix batting,
6. The fabrics are a mix of vintage and new,
with solids mixed in to calm it all down!!
7. The bulk of the sewing was done this year.
8. The backing is an old duvet cover,
recycle recycle recycle!
9. Each block took roughly an hour
which includes cutting the templates etc.
10. 68 block and 8 half blocks.
11. Find similar quilts here
a quilt along flickr group for all things diamond!
12. The quilting is basic straight line machined,
I'm not great at hand quilting.
13. The binding was machined on the front
and then hand stitched to the back.
I'm sure there are many more unanswered questions,
so feel free to ask me anything!!!
To retrace the progress of this quilt
click on the summer of love label in the word cloud
in my sidebar.
I know that I am responsible for this heirloom,
and yet it still amazes me that I made such a crazy quilt!
I hope I have inspired you to create your own..
if so why not join the flickr group
and share your journey!