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The 4 Day Quilt

by Clare Mansell
The 4 Day Quilt

When I started quilting a little under two years ago, my first quilt took 12 months to complete. During that time there were diversions for quilts which took weeks or months to finish but I always dragged my heels and expected some Elves & Shoemaker type miracle to occur with my fabrics overnight!

I’ve gradually learned that with quilts, great results come from hard graft and perfectionism (how I used to hate unpicking stitches!) But it’s still been a big leap to get to the stage, as I did last weekend, where I wake up on a Saturday morning and decide to make a quilt in a weekend, with no idea of design or fabric.

This quilt was made for a friend’s baby, and as she won’t be expecting it, I can’t show it in full as it actually has some applique on it which will give the game away.

It is a coin quilt, I didn’t have any charm packs, so I cut all the fabric coins from remnants in my stash and made the strips between from curtain lining. The backing is some gorgeous fabric from Moda. I wrestle with myself every time I use some, but fabric cannot be kept folded up and locked away forever! Oh and I have new labels too… check me out!

You may of course be wondering what happend to my value quilt that I started at the beginning of the month? Well I have finished the top and I was waiting patiently for my free motion foot to arrive from Pfaff, but then I was pointed in the direction of an expat called Angela with a long-arm quilting machine…. and tomorrow I shall be having my first lesson on it…. there will be photos!

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3 comments

The Bag Lady January 13, 2010 - 8:18 am

I love the quilt. The quilting looks very precise too, which I never do, hence the stippling!!! Also, longarm quilting??? Check you out indeed!!!!!

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cathleen February 8, 2010 - 2:17 pm

I love this quilt and all these yummy fabrics!

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Hairy OB March 23, 2010 - 7:58 pm

My little baby boy loved it too!! Thank you my darling! x

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