Friday, 20 April 2012

Good News and Good Progress

Well the first thing that I have to report today is that I have passed Module 4 - hooray!  Well, actually it's not really a pass/fail type situation, it's more of a 'have you met all of the criteria' thing and if not then you are told what you need to do to meet it... and the good news is, yes I have met it all.  Phew.  And enormous sigh of relief.  Onwards and upwards to Module 5!

But before I make a start, as previously posted, I promised I would make William a quilt, and after two very long, late nights, I have finally managed to put the quilt top together. 

I wanted it to be something quite simple so that I could piece it together quickly and I found this design on a blog by Flossie Teacakes - a popular, delightful and informative blog that I have been following for some time now, about all things sewing, and with a little quilting thrown in for good measure too.  (You can find the tutorial here).  I didn't follow it too closely, just used it mainly for the inspiration and measurements.  I also cut long strips and sewed them in sets of three then cut them up into blocks of three, rather than doing them all individually, as the tutorial suggests -  cheating, I'm not sure, but far, far quicker!

But now I have a problem.  I don't have enough fabric for the back.  I am going to go with the blue stars on white for the back, but given that it was a fat quarter bundle, I shall have to go back and get some more fabric.  I am also wondering how to quilt it.  I want to use my lovely number 8 perle cotton white thread, but I am unsure how best to do it.  Stitching 'in the ditch' is an option, but slightly boring I feel.  Any suggestions gratefully received!


  1. Not enough fabric, and don't want to spend more money on new fabric? Use all the leftover fabrics for the back, making it "reversable!" I have a picture n my blog of a quilt, and I did that for that quilt.

  2. I love your latest quilt top and I also love reading your blog. I am enjoying hearing all about your course and your Finished Objects are all gorgeous.

    I would, therefore, like to have the great honour of presenting you with the Liebster Blog Award. There are more details about it over on my blog

    Congratulations Sarah on your award winning blog.

  3. Well done on finishing Module 4 ... you can relax now, before heading into Module 5. Love William's quilt, but then I love all your work. What about quilting circles randomly, Helen Cowans uses a lot of circles in her work and they look nice. I'm sure whatever you choose to do will work well.

  4. Have no idea about quilting, but think this looks fab!


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