Monday, 6 May 2013

Happy Spring Quilt

The blossoms and abundance of sunshine has me in the mood to take the next step with my first quilt.
The last time I wrote about it, I had made the bold move of cutting my nine-block squares into quarters.


Yesterday I laid them all out on a blanket on the kitchen floor to nail down a pattern. I want to keep it simple, so I envisage the squares set out on a background of off-white, with a decorative binding and reverse.


Eegads, that’s a lot of florals in one image!
After carefully gathering and labelling each row in order, I set about cutting strips of the plain fabric to go in between each square.


Here is a peek at one of the two rows I finished yesterday – it made me so happy to see the ├╝ber-pretty patterns out in the bright sunshine that I decided I would call it my Happy Spring Quilt.
Remind me of this when I’m still learning how to quilt the thing on a dark night next January...
On Saturday I went to the local library and found these intriguing books


I haven’t yet leafed through the quilt book, but Granny Squares looks super! Nice mix of granny chic and more subdued projects. There are at least three patterns in it that I intend to crochet – cue the Amazon One-Click. I have such a love-hate relationship with One-Click. It’s just so easy. Too, too easy. I expect a personal Christmas card from Amazon’s founder this year, thanking me for my custom.
Anyway, once I have read a bit more of Granny Squares, I think I’ll write a little review. I have some overall thoughts about it that others might find useful. And of course I’ll show anything I make from the book, to see how the patterns work in “real life”!

I’m going out to the garden now, must do some weeding so the lovely flowers can have centre stage!
Chrissie x

3 comments:

  1. Oh my! Your quilt is going to be so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished article! That granny crochet book looks gorgeous too. I have a similar love hate relationship with amazon as well!
    M x

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  2. Love the fabric you have chosen. It will really brighten up a room :)

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  3. Oh Chrissie ..... your quilt is going to be beautiful, those fabrics ..... so so pretty.
    I must must must go to the library, they seem to have updated their craft book stash.
    love jooles xxx

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