Saturday, August 25, 2012

Swedish Cobblestones

How did I go last weekend with my long list of things to do?  I finished one quilt top, quilted my Step in Time quilt, started and finished a back for my wonky cross and worked on a few blocks for my mother's quilt, Improv by the Sea.  I've got quite a few blocks made for this but still seem to have a long way to go - tonight I intend to actually draw up a rough sketch to work out how many I will really need!  Yes, maybe I should have done that before I started.

The quilt top that I finished is Cobblestones from Alissa Haight Carlton's book, Modern Minimal.  I've called mine Swedish Cobblestones because I've used some Stockholm fabric by Robin Zingone in mine.  As with all the quilts in Alissa's book, the original was made using all solid fabrics.  I decided to use a few pieces of these fabulous prints.  I bought half yard pieces so I still have quite a bit left for another quilt.

Red and pink is one of my favourite colour combinations.  The improv panel in the centre was time consuming to piece but so effective.  The rich pinks are so gorgeous.

I still have to trim the threads off my Step in Time, and bind it.  Tomorrow at our Sunday Stitchers day we are making a large overnight bag - I've cut out my fabric so I'm hoping I can sew most of it tomorrow.  I'm also still eyeing another pattern from Modern Minimal that I am itching to start.  It really is a beautiful and very practical book which I recommend for everyone interested in quilting.

1 comment:

  1. Wish i had a broomstick so I could come and join you today, got to love making a bag with friends! Love the pink and red together with white looks gorgous, you must have had a real sewing marathon last weekend to fit it all in! Happy quilting, Sue.